FROM A CORRESPONDENT
DIBRUGARH, Jan 18: Under the initiative of Dibrugarh Cultural Centre, and in collaboration with Sampriti Assam, Silpi Divas was observed at a function held at Dibrugarh Satriya Cultural Centre.
The function was iugurated by lighting of the traditiol lamp by Professor of Dibrugarh University and president of Sampriti Assam, Dr. Bhimkanta Borua and later after offering Shradhanjali to Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Dr Borua stated that Assam’s soil, culture and music had always been kept alive through the rich musical and artistic heritage of Jyoti Prasad Agarwala. Dr Borua, speaking further, stated that Assam would remain ever grateful to Jyoti Prasad Agarwala for his timeless contribution towards the development of Assamese language and culture for which Rupkonwar would forever remain alive in the memories of the people of the State.
Later, the executive president of Sampriti, Indra Gogoi, delivering his speech, spoke on the life and works of Sahityaraji.
Attending the function, the secretary of District Karmachari Parishad, Dilip Singh, jourlist and general secretary of Dibrugarh Gramya Jourlist Association, Jyotish Kumar Patir, jourlist Muktamoni Hazarika and others offered their deep respect towards Rupkonwar. Child artiste Daisy Li Gogoi, Prajukta Changmai and other artists performed on the songs of Rupkonwar.
Earlier, the occasion was anchored by the District Cultural Officer, Pabitra Kumar Pegu.
Silpi Divas was also observed by Milan Jyoti Sangha, where Xattriya exponent and culturist Dr. Jatindra th Sharma, and dramatist Haresh Bezbaruah, were felicitated by the president of Milan Jyoti Sangha, Birendra th Borthakur.