From a Correspondent
TANGLA, June 20: “To excel in Assam we should think of how to advance in social spheres for the sake of the tive people with every community residing in the State. I exhort the State Government to set up research centres in State universities for the in-depth study of the life Kalaguru Bishnu Rabha, Bhupen Hazarika, Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwalla and also include chapters on their life in school and college syllabus,” said Samujjal Bhattacharya, chief advisor of AASU at the Bishnu Rabha Divas programme of AASU at Tangla HS field.
Bhattacharya said the State Government should built conference halls in the me of the three great sons at towns and villages for giving opportunities to younger generation to excel in every spheres.
The central celebration of Bishnu Rabha Divas by All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) was observed in a grand manner with a two-day long programme on Sunday and Monday at Tangla HS Field. On Sunday, a handicraft exhibition and book fair was iugurated by Manoroma Das Medhi followed by drawing, poetry recitation and Bishnu Rabha Sangeet competition among children.
On Monday, the organization flag was hoisted by Dipankar Kr. th, president of AASU, followed by tribute to the martyrs by Lurin Jyoti Gogoi, AASU general secretary and tributes to .
An open session was held in the evening which was iugurated by Anupam Chowdhury, ADC, Udalguri. In the iugural speech Chowdhury said, “We are elated that Udalguri has diversity in unity. Bishnu Rabha has shown us the path to excel in every sphere. He was a multi-faceted persolity.” The open session was presided by Dipankar Kr. th, AASU president. It was attended as chief guest by Samujjal Bhattacharya, chief advisor of AASU. In the open session Lurinjyoti Gogoi, AASU general secretary, delivered a speech as appointed speaker. Gogoi in his speech said, “Culture shapes us into well-mannered good citizens of the tion. Political rights should be confined to the tive people. A change in government is a welcome step. But the government should put efforts to make an error free NRC and space for the tive people in political and social spheres.”
Attending the session as special guest, Bhabendra th Deka, Padhadhikar Srimanta Sankerdev Sangha said, “I have a special place for the student body as during the revolution of 1980, AASU only thought for the sake greater Assamese community. The British imposed
Bengali language as official language of, the Assamese community but by efforts of some people like Andaram Dhekial Phukan in 1872 Assamese gained the status of primary language.” He further said, “Sarvapalli Radhakrishn conferred the title of Kalaguru on Bishnu Rabha for his multi-faceted skills.”
Three artists were also felicitated on the occasion - President award winner weaver Amoiya Rabha, veteran Ojapali artiste Beliram Sarma and renowned painter Rabiram Brahma.
The son of Kalaguru, Prithiviraj Rabha also attended the session as guest of honour.
In the evening a cultural night programme was organized were many artistes like Krish Moni Chutia,Vidya Sagar, Priyanka Bharali and Bipin Chaudang enthralled the audience. Assamese film persolities Cheta Das and Barsha Rani Bishaya also attended the programme.