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Assam remembers Dr. Bhupen Hazarika on his birth anniversary Sonowal leads the State in paying rich tributes to the Bard

Assam remembers Dr. Bhupen Hazarika on his birth anniversary Sonowal leads the State in paying rich tributes to the Bard

Assam remembers Dr. Bhupen Hazarika on his birth anniversary Sonowal leads the State in paying rich tributes to the Bard


Dispur, September 8: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal led the State in paying rich tributes to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika on his 90 birth anniversary today. Chief Minister Sonowal along with Cultural Affairs Minister Naba Kumar Doley paid floral tributes to the bard of the Brahmaputra at Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Samadhi Sthal on Friday.

Remembering his rich contributions, Chief Minister Sonowal said that Dr. Bhupen Hazarika was an apostle of universal brotherhood and cosmopolitan camaraderie who strengthened the fabric of communal harmony in the State. Terming that Harmony is power, Chief Minister Sonowal said, "We need to strengthen our society based on the dreams of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika by harmonising the development of Barak, Brahmaputra, plains and hills".

He also said, "To give an opportunity to our younger generations to grow following the footsteps of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, we will set up North East Samannaya Kshetra eulogising the creations of Sudhakantha, beside the recently inaugurated Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Upper Assam". He also called upon the students to study Dr. Bhupen Haharika and emulate his human values that he propagated through his song 'Maanuhe Maanuhor Baabe...Jodihe akonu nabhabe....'

The programme which was organised by the Cultural Affairs Department in association with District Administration, Kamrup (Metro) was attended among others by Legal Adviser to the Chief Minister Santanu Bharali, Commissioner and Secretary to Cultural Affairs Department Preetom Saikia, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika's brother Samar Hazarika and a host of other dignitaries.