Tezpur: The 123rd birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was observed in Sonitpur district with various patriotic activities. In Tezpur, various social organizations, schools and colleges in and around Tezpur town, including Tezpur Bengali Aboitanik Natya Samaj, Annasha Mahila Sangathan, Purbo Baruwari Tezpur Puja Committee and Netaji Udayan Samittee, on Thursday observed the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as a true leader of the masses who sacrificed everything for the cause of the country.
In the morning a massive cultural procession was taken out in Tezpur town by Tezpur Aboitanik Natya Samaj. It started from Bengali Theatre Hall and after passing through Tezpur town, ended at Netaji Udayan.
The programe started with the lighting of the earthen lamp and it was followed by floral tributes to Netaji by Brindaban Goswami, local MLA, Gautam Maitra, president of Tezpur Aboitanik Natya Samaj, Diganta Chakraborty and others. A day-long programme was organized, where many ideologies of Netaji were discussed and a programme of songs was also held.
Biswajit Purkayastha, assistance secretary of TANS, said that Netaji Subhash Chand Bose was very close to the hearts of the people of the Northeast and 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 nation from evil designs and to strengthen the country’s national integrity. “We are at the crossroads of terrorism and acts of anti-nationals, which we have to overcome with the ideals of Netaji,” he added.
Haflong: The 123rd birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was observed throughout the district of Dima Hasao on Thursday with great enthusiasm and active participation of people from every walk of life.
At Haflong, the birth anniversary celebration committee of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Dima Hasao, Haflong organized a day-long programme which included a spectacular procession starting from Cultural Institute Hall. After passing through the major parts of Haflong town up to the Council Rotary, the procession converged again at the Cultural Institute hall.
The ceremony was attended by MLA B B Hagjer as the chief guest while Nandita Gorlosa, Nipolal Hojai, Executive Members, I Joishi, MAC of N C Hills Autonomous Council along with a host of dignitaries attended as the guests of honour.
The INA flag was hoisted by chief guest MLA Hagjer. A well-attended meeting was also held with Liton Chakraborty, president of the birth anniversary celebration committee of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Dima Hasao, Haflong wherein Professor Dinesh Tiwari, Sujaoy Langthasa and other appointed speakers dwelt at length on the life of Netaji along with his sacrifice for the nation. They appealed to the young generation to follow the ideals of Netaji and to serve the country.
In the evening, prize distribution ceremony was held wherein prizes to the winners of various competitions like essay writing, art and painting were given away. This was followed by a cultural programme.
KALAIGAON: The Kalaigaon Anchalik committee of All Assam Bengali Youth Students’ Federation (AABYSF) celebrated the 123rd birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Kalaigaon on Thursday.
The day-long programme started with hoisting of the tricolour by Arabinda Kr. Das, Principal of Kalaigaon College. After that, Bikash Devnath, president of Kalaigaon AABYSF, paid homage to Netaji along with other followers. Prasenjit Das, officer-in-charge of Kalaigaon police station, offered a garland of flowers at Netaji’s statue. Meanwhile, Mani Kr. Das and Debanjan Shinha spoke on the ideology of Netaji on the occasion of the anniversary. Several followers of Netaji like Swapan Devnath, Pradip Biswas, Kamal Prashad Sarma, Debashis Mandal and Ganesh Das attended the programme as guests.
JORHAT: Along with the rest of the country, in Jorhat district too the 123rd birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was observed at Laxmi Union Bengali Club where prominent educationist and social activist Dr Soumitra Borpujari called upon youths to follow the ideology of the great hero. Dr Borpujari during his speech said that Netaji’s contribution to the freedom movement was significant but it was not highlighted properly. Earlier, Bholanath Som, the president of Laxmi Union Bengali Club, unfurled the flag of Azad Hind Force and also paid floral tribute on the portrait of Netaji in presence of school students, members from the club and senior citizens.
DEMOW: The 123rd birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was observed in Demow Kali Mandir premises on Thursday. On the occasion, tributes were paid before the portrait of Netaji by Rabindra Ghosh, secretary of All Assam Bengali Youth Students’ Federation (AABYSF), Sivasagar district committee. In his speech, Rabindra Ghosh, secretary of AABYSF Sivasagar District Committee, spoke about Netaji and his contribution to the freedom movement.
TINSUKIA: The 123rd birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, an iconic freedom fighter, was observed in various places of Tinsukia and nearby areas with revolutionary zeal. While people in large number paid rich tribute at the statue of Bose at Tinkonia, students and women in traditional attires participated in ‘prabhat pheri’ in Durgabari, Borpathar and other places. In Makum, Vivekananda Sishu Bikash Kendra, an initiative of Ramkrishna Seva Samity, organised a day-long programme in which students and teachers participated. The school principal, Anup Dey spoke about Netaji’s contribution in the freedom struggle