HOWRAGHAT, Jan 23: Desh Prem Divas was observed with great enthusiasm in the hill district of Karbi Anglong to mark the 120th birth anniversary of Subhash Chadra Bose.
The 120th birth anniversary of Netaji was observed centrally here at Diphu Circuit House jointly under the aegis of Karbi Anglong Netaji Conscience Co-ordition Society, Diphu Press Club and Nehru Yuva Kendra. Jonumoni Sonowal, ADC attended as chief guest in the celebration.
Later, Jonumoni Sonowal, Pean Kumar Dutta, president, Karbi Anglong Netaji Conscience Co-ordition Society and Ranjit Kr Sen, president, Diphu Sahitya Sabha, garlanded the statue of Subhash Chandra Bose.
On the other hand, RSS, Diphu also observed Desh Prem Divas to mark Netaji’s birth anniversary at Diphu Club while the All Assam Bengali Youth Federation, Karbi Anglong district unit also observed the birth anniversary of Netaji at Chitlabari, Diphu. Sum Ronghang, Diphu MLA, attended the celebration as chief guest and many prominent citizens of the locality were present.
The 120th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was also observed by the Howraghat Netaji Welfare Society (NSW), an NGO, with the support of various Howraghat-based social organizations and students of schools and colleges. The celebration began by hoisting the tiol flag and the NGO’s flag respectively.
A cleanliness drive was launched early in the morning at Howraghat town. A large colourful procession was also taken out along Howraghat town by students from different educatiol institutions.
TEZPUR : Various social organizations and schools and colleges in and around Tezpur town, including Tezpur Bengali Theatre Amature Party, Shri Shri Hari Sabha and Rubber Bagan Youth Club observed the 120 th birth anniversary of Netaji Subha Chandra Bose.
At Shri Shri Hari Sabha, paying floral tribute to Netaji, noted social worker Hari Das Sarkar said that Netaji was very close to the hearts of the people of Assam.
A day-long programme was organized where the ideologies of Netaji were discussed. Presiding over the function, Hari Das Sarkar further said that Netaji was a great patriot but his greatest quality was that he taught thousands of people how to love one’s motherland. Though Mahatma Gandhi and Netaji chose different paths for attaining freedom, the aim was common and it was to get political freedom, social justice and economic freedom for the people of the country. He further stressed the need to inculcate the ideals of Netaji to save the tion from evil designs of terrorists and anti-tiols and to strengthen the country’s tiol integrity.
“We are at the crossroads of terrorism and acts of anti-tiols, which we have to overcome encouraged by the ideals of Netaji,” he said.
Ashok Das, secretary of the Shri Shri Hari Sabha committee, said that Netaji was a believer in scientific democracy and because of this he participated in the election of Congress leadership and also won the election. But subsequently, he had to resign from the Congress and many political alysts feel that Netaji’s resigtion from the Indian tiol Congress was the turning point in the history of the Congress and also the country. On the other hand, a free medical camp was also organized where many people gathered for availing free medical check-up facility in the camp.
DEMOW : The 120th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was observed on Monday in Demow Santipur Kali Mandir premises with a day-long programme.
On the occasion, the flag of All Assam Bengali Yuba Chatra Federation (AABYCF) was hoisted by Tapash ndi, president of AABYCF Demow Regiol Committee and after that the organizing committee flag was hoisted by Anil Kumar Dey, president of the committee. The swahid tarpan was offered by Raj Ghosh, secretary of AABYCF Demow Regiol Committee. The ceremonial lamp before the portrait of Netaji was lit by Sadip Das, a businessman of Demow and Sumit Sarkar, a social activist. Tributes were paid before the portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose by Haresh Kar, working president of AABYCF Demow Regiol Committee.
A drawing competition was organized among two groups from Class I to Class V and Class VI to Class VIII which was iugurated by Ratan Dey, reacher of Athabari Higher Secondary School. The cultural procession was flagged off by Jaya ndi Dey, a social activist of Demow. Sangeeta Guha Roy and her team performed Rabindra Sangeet.
A general meeting was organized where Ranjan Bhumik, chief adviser of AABYCF Sivasagar District Committee and Ajit Sarkar, working president of AABYCF Sivasagar Regiol Committee were present. They gave their valuable speech and distributed prizes among the winners of the drawing competition. The vote of thanks was given by Rabindra Ghosh, assistant secretary of AABYCF central committee.