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Tribute paid to Dr Bhupen Hazarika by USTM & Sabha
USTM Chancellor Mahbubul Hoque
offering floral tribute to Dr Bhupen Hazarika on his 8th death
9th Mile, Ri
Bhoi, 5th November 2019: On the occasion of the 8th death
anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr Bhupen Hazarika, the University
of Science & Technology Meghalaya and Asam Sahitya Sabha fondly
remembered the “Xudhakantha” by paying floral tribute, singing
his timeless songs and also by staging a play that featured folk
culture of Assam. The programme was graced by Mahbubul Hoque,
Chancellor, USTM; Dr Paramananda Rajbonshi, President of Asam
Sahitya Sabha; Dr Shah Md. Tanvir Monsur, Assistant High
Commissioner of Bangladesh at Guwahati, apart from other members
of the two institutions.
Welcoming the guests and students, Mahbubul Hoque said that the
people of the region are ever grateful to Dr Bhupen Hazarika who
dedicated his life to sing for humanity and brought the rich
folk heritage of Assam and the North East interpreting it
beautifully for the world through his everlasting songs. “Bhupen
da is very close to our heart. At USTM we have dedicated a
research fellowship in his name for doing research on the
literary work of this great personality”, he said.
Dr Paramananda Rajbonshi said that Dr Hazarika had been an
integral part of Asam Sahitya Sabha and recalled his tenure as
its president during 1993. His songs, mainly written in Assamese
language and sang by himself are marked by humanity and
universal brotherhood. A play titled “Kamala Kuwarir Xadhu”,
written and directed by Dr Rajbonshi was also staged by students
on the auspicious occasion at the Central Auditorium of USTM.
Expressing his feelings about the legendary singer and composer,
Dr Shah Md. Tanvir Monsur stated that Dr Bhupen Hazarika will
always live in the minds and hearts of the people of Bangladesh.
He said that the death anniversary of Dr Hazarika is also being
observed in Dhaka and a 43 member cultural team from Asam
Sahitya Sabha is performing in Dhaka on this occasion. “This is
certainly a novel way of promoting bi-lateral relationship
between the neighbouring countries”, he added.
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