Sunday, February 20, 2011
501th birth anniversary of Chilarai observed at Kalaigaon (Assam)
The 501th birth anniversary of Mahavir Chilarai was celebrated at Kalaigaon (Assam)on February 18 and 19 with gaiety.The programme was organised at Tengabari Janata Bidyapith HS premises by All Assam Koch Rajbongshi Yuba Chatra Sanmilani in association with Udmari and Choudhuripara branch of the Sanmilan.Social worker of Kamarpara,Mukta Ram Deka,lighted the holy lamp on February 18 at 8 AM to mark the beginning of the two days celebration programme followed by hoisting of Sanmilan flags by Liladhar Barman and Satya Prasad Barua. At 9 AM,Chandra Kanta Saharia,Life Member of the Darrang Zilla Sanmilan offered floral tribute to the image of Chilarai.On the concluding day on February 19,various programmes like plantation of trees,poster drawing and cultural competitions etc were arranged followed by the open session at 1 PM which was inaugurated by Biren Barman ,retired HM of Kalaigaon Girls MV School and presided over by Liladhar Barman.Maheswar Boro,MLA,Kalaigaon attended the open session as the chief guest.
Senior journalist and Advisor of Darrang district AJYCP,Dipendra Narayan Konwar, attending the open session as the appointed speaker highlighted the life and thoughts of Mahabir Chilarai.He also remarked that people of Assam including the Koch Rajbongshi community had failed to realised the great contributions of Mahabir Chilarai in the process of formation of a greater Assam.He criticised leaders and various organisations of the state for not taking up steps to project the bravery of Mahabir Chilarai to the world.Noted writer and bank officer Sanjay Kumar Tanti also attended the open session as the guest of honour.Thanking the organisers he said that it had been the policy of the British to disintegrate various ethnic groups of Assam for political purpose.Girls of Bhergaon Zilla Koch Rajbongshi Kristi Dal,Tangla under the direction of Ratan Deka,performed a few spectacular Koch Rajbongshi folk dace to the delight of the people pesent.Jagat Hazarika, president,Darrang Zilla Koch Rajbongshi Sanmilan,social worker and former Chief Engineer of Meghalaya Govt. Mukunda Ram Choudhuri;Mukul Barua, president, Darrang Zilla Koch Rajbongshi Yuba Chatra Sanmilan and Jayanta Kumar Das, District Coordinator,NCSC,Udalguri also spoke a few words on the occasion. Mahesh Deka,secretary,All Assam Koch Rajbongshi Yuba Chatra Sanmilan offered the vote of thanks at the end.