Over 180 open stages & parks iugurated across State
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER & Agency Inputs
GUWAHATI, Sept 8: The 89th birth anniversary of music maestro, the bard of Brahmaputra Dr Bhupen Hazarika was observed throughout the State in a splendid way on Tuesday. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi iugurated 187 open stages and parks med after the balladeer’s Bhupen Hazarika in a programme centrally organized at Boko.
The open stages and parks are in 187 development blocks across the state, where people can stage cultural shows and other programmes free of cost round the year.
Iugurating the open stages, Gogoi said, “Bhupen da was an intertiol artiste and persolity and at the same time a person of simplicity. Unity and integrity were his strength and he believed in his ideology of simplicity. He won the heart of every layman. He lives in the heart of every Assamese and will continue to live for ages to come.”
On the other hand, Cultural Minister Bismita Gogoi said that the ‘Samadhi Khetra’ will be completed soon. “As promised, the Samadhi Khetra of Dr Bhupen Hazarika will be completed by November,” she said.
The programme was also attended by Minister Rockybul Hussain and parliamentary secretary Rekibuddin Ahmed.
The Chief Minister earlier visited the music maestro’s fil resting place at Jalukbari and paid tribute to the legend along with thousand others who thronged the ‘Samadhi Khetra to pay their tributes.
It may be mentioned that, apart from the government, various organizations such as Bishwarat Bhupen Hazarika Samany Satra (BBHSS), All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) also organized various programmes in Jalukbari as well as other parts of the State to mark the day.
The AASU organized a programme at Dighalipukhuri where hundreds of singers from different colleges and universities of the performed the numbers of the bard of Brahmaputra. The tributary programme was iugurated by AASU advisor Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya.
“Dr Bhupen Hazarika was an institution himself. We believe that his ‘Samadhi Khetra’ should be an extra ordiry one. Since the Gauhati University is already willing to dote more land for the memorial, we appeal the government to take up the issue and do the needful,” Dr Bhattacharya said.
The district administration also organized a tributary programme at Rabindra Bhawan of the city this evening and paid tribute to the maestro.