LAKHIMPUR: The 571st birth anniversary of Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardev, the luminous spiritual apostle of the State, was celebrated across Lakhimpur district on Tuesday with spiritual fervour.
The people of the district commemorated the great reformer by organizing various religious programmes with naam prasanga, showcasing his multifaceted contribution in each and every namghar of the district. Various celebration committees have organized multiple-day programme to observe the event in a befitting manner and to spread the ideology of the great reformer. Some of such programmes kicked off in the district on October 6 while some will continue until October 10 beginning on Tuesday.
Srimanta Sankardev Bornamghar, Bahpati of the district celebrated the event along with the annual session of its executive body from October 6 in a befitting manner. Journalist Nitumoni Saikia was appointed speaker in the Dharmalosana Sabha which began with Xatradhikar of Botargoya Xatra, Puspa Goswami in the chair. In his lecture, the appointed speaker opined that the people of Assam should know about Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardev before they know Shakespeare.
“Nobody can bring out the multi-talented personality to the society as Lakshminath Bezbarua did during his contemporary time, giving us lots of resources to know about the noble figure,” he said. He also urged the upcoming generation of the State to follow the ideology taught by Sankardev.
Prior to the programme, Lakhimpur PGT College Principal Rukma Gohain Baruah released the annual publication of the institution, Karapat. The celebration committee organized various cultural and literary programmes, in addition to staging bhaona as a part of their agenda to commemorate the Mahapurush.
On the other hand, the programmes organized by the Madhavjyoti Regional Branch of Srimanta Sankardev Sangha in Lakhimpur district kicked off on Tuesday, covering the greater southern part of the district, under the management of the Amtola-Bishnupur Prathamik Sakha at the namghar concerned. It will continue until October 10. The first day’s programme started with pratah prasanga which was followed by the birth anniversary celebration programme.