Darrang Police extends helping hand to ailing folk artiste in Sipajhar area
MANGALDAI: Darrang Police extended their helping hand to ailing octogenarian folk artiste of Darrangi culture, Kulendra Nath of village Tupapara in Sipajhar area of the district recently.
Kulendra Nath, the only living ‘Kali’ player of the district, (Kali once was an integral part of Assamese wedding ceremony and later became a part of the rich cultural heritage of Darrang district) suddenly fell ill in his house on Saturday. Finding no alternative to arrange for vehicles to shift him to Mangaldai for better treatment, he contacted a senior journalist who coordinated with Superintendent of Police Amrit Bhuyan. The SP immediately asked the Motor Transport Officer of Police Reserve, ASI Sarat Kalita to bring the exponent of Darrangi culture in a comfortable vehicle with escort. Accordingly, two police personnel brought him to a private nursing home here without any delay and after health check-up, they made arrangements for sending him back. The police also provided the required medicines and fruits to the ailing folk artist.
President of Seuji Asom, Hiren Saharia, media person Hemanta Kumar Barua and Jyoti Abhinav Saharia have appreciated the timely initiative of Darrang Police in extending a helping hand to Kulendra Nath.