DHUBRI: The first death anniversary of Om Prakash Todi, a veteran journalist, acamedician and social worker, was observed under the auspices of Om PrakashTodiSmiritiUdjapanSamiti at the auditorium Hall of Dhubri Lions Club Service Centre with a day-long programme on Sunday. At the onset of the programme, president of the memorial committee, DrPratimaNeogi lit the lamps and paid floral tributes followed by others. The memorial meeting held on the occasion was chaired by DrPratimaNeogi, and it was addressed by Dhubri Deputy Commissioner AnantalalGyani as the chief guest.
In his speech, Gyani recalled the contributions of Todi in the field of reporting and thanked the organizers for organizing such a memorial meet to highlight his reporting on diversified issues and problems. Gyani also released a souvenir – Sakshiyat and the coffee table booklet on Todi.
An academician, Dharmendra Prasad spoke at length on the life and activities of Todi. Besides them, the memorial meeting was also addressed by president of Dhubri Lions Club, Suresh Harlalka, Principal of Bholanath College, DrDhrubaChakraborty, social activist SuchibrataSinhaChoudhury, Lakhi Narayan Razak and Bijoy Kumar Sharma also addressed the meet.
On the occasion, senior journalist AmbuNath Sharma was accorded Lifetime Award at his residence at Gauripur for reporting for over 50 years and continuing to do so even at the age of 80. Budding poet Shekhar Das was accorded a warm felicitation. ManaliSarkar and her troupe presented a Goalpariya folk song. The objective of the meeting was explained by secretary of Dhubri Lions Club while the programme was anchored by LalitGulgulia. Educational materials were distributed among the lower primary school children. Earlier, seedlings of valuable trees were planted to mark the death anniversary of the journalist on October 17.