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49th Bishnu Rava Divas Observed in Tezpur

49th Bishnu Rava Divas Observed in Tezpur

With the rest of the state to commemorate the unmatched contribution of cultural icon, revolutionary figure, Kalaguru Bishnu Prashad Rabha various organizations schools and colleges in and around historic Tezpur town including Koalguru Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Ban Theatre, Tezpur Sahitya Sabha, Sonitpur and Tezpur Unit AASU, Bishnu Rabha Cremation ground, Trimurty Uddyan committee etc. today observed the 49th Bishnu Rabha Divas. Commemorating the Kalaguru in the morning here at the Jyoti Bharati Poki (a museum dedicated to Jyoti Prasad Agarwala and the ancestral home of Agarwala) the community as part of their day-long programme paid floral tribute to the cultural icon. In the evening, a cultural extravaganza was held at the same venue in which the local artists and the invited cultural troupe performed of Rabha Sangeet and dance.

49th Bishnu Rava Divas Observed in Tezpur
49th Bishnu Rava Divas Observed in Tezpur

On the other hand, The Tezpur chapter of apex literary body Assam Sahitya Sabha also organized a tribute programme as part of the Rava Divas at the Tezpur Sahitya Sabha Bhawan. The programme started with the lighting of the earthen lamp by Hemanta Barua, President, Tezpur Sahitya Sabha and it was followed by floral tributes to the Kalaguru by Social Worker, Mrinalini Chetia, Bishnu Rabha award winner, Krishna Das Nath,  International Photographer, Nalini Barua, Dr. Saru Chaharia Nath among others.

While lighting the lamp Hemanta Barua spoke on the importance of the day and said that Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha was himself an institution who was a versatile genius as well as an expert in politics, sports, architecture, acting, dancing and writing. He added that Bishnu Rabha was a good politician and great social reformer also. Barua also urged the government to establish a museum to preserve his historic creation which in on the verge of destruction.

Speaking on the Occasion Bishnu Rava award winner Krishna Das Nath urged the new generation to follow the ideology of the cultural icon reflecting a better and a classless society.

Along with this, Rabha was also commemorated at Trimurty Uddyan here at Padum Pukhuripar wherein MLA Tezpur LAC, Brindaban Goswami, paying tribute to the ‘Kalaguru’, urged all concerned to bring dreams of Bishnu Rabha into reality by following his unmatched ideology of serving a nation through ultimate dedication.

The Sonitpur District unit of AASU Observed three days long observance at District Library from June 18 with various programmes


About Dip Kumar Kalita

Journalist at The Sentinal and Editor at Edupur Newsletter, Tezpur

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