HOJAI, May 9: The 162nd birth anniversary of Biswakabi Rabindranath Tagore was celebrated in Hojai Girls’ College with a festive fervour on Tuesday. The program was organised by the department of Bengali in collaboration with Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan, Hojai branch.
The program started with lightening of lamp, garlanding and offering flowers to the portrait of Rabindranath Tagore by Deepak Kumar Hazarika, principal i/c Hojai Girls’ College and Promode Ranjan Das, president, Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan, Hojai branch.
Inaugural speech was delivered by the principal i/c whereas significance of observing the Jayanti was pointed out by Promode Ranjan Das in his keynote speech.
Shilpi Kar, an alumna of the department presented a few Rabindra Sangeet followed by Diya Shill (student), Prof Sumita Debnath, Prof Smita Chakraborty of the college.
On the other hand, Prof Debjani Goswami, Dr Sudip Chowdhury and Puja Debnath presented recitation of poems written by Rabindranath Tagore. The entire program was anchored by Dr Pijush Nandi, head, department of Bengali and vote of thanks extended by Dr Sudip Chowdhury, assistant professor, department of Bengali.
Dr Nandi apprised the house that due to ongoing semester examination of BA 2nd and 6th semester in the college, the program was organised with a small agenda.