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Lachit Divas celebrated at Jamugurihat

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HT Correspondent
BISWANATH CHARIALI, Nov 24: The 400th birth anniversary of Lachit Borphukan was celebrated in various parts of Jamugurihat with enthusiasm on Thursday.
All the educational institutions of the greater Jamugurihat area including Jamuguri HSS, Dekorai HSS, Panpur HSS, Tupiya Panch Gaon Academy, North Jamuguri HSS, Nagsankar HS, Dakhin Nagsankar HS, THB College along with LP, MV and ME Schools under Naduar education block observed Lachit Divas along with a series of programmes as per the guidelines of the state government.
Lachit Divas was celebrated at Nagsankar HS with Labanya Devi, headmistress in the chair. Anjan Baskota, recipient of Sahitya Akademi’s Yuva Puraskar 2020 graced the occasion as an appointed speaker who highlighted the life of the Assamese general Lachit Borphukan and his relevance in present day context. The meeting was attended by Bini Gogoi Bora, president of SMDC (School Management and Development Committee) along with teachers and students. Nayan Mani Saikia, assistant teacher of the school conducted the proceedings of the meeting.
Similarly, Dakhin Nagsankar High School celebrated the special day amid various programmes. The open session was held with Chandan Upadhyaya, the president of SMDC in the chair. It began with the lighting of earthen lamps in front of the portrait of Lachit Borphukan by Chandra Kanta Sarma. Chandra Kanta Sarma and Lila Kanta Sarma, retired headmasters of the school graced the occasion as appointed speakers. The meeting was also attended by Rishiraj Sarma, vice president of SMDC, Premlal Dahal, village headman besides guardians, teachers and students. Headmaster Ballav Chapagain, headmaster of the school conducted the proceedings of the open session.
To commemorate the birth anniversary of Lachit Borphukan, a multilingual poetry circle was also organised in the conference hall of Khanamukh HSS with Kamison Mili, a veteran environmentalist in the chair. The poetry circle began with a welcome song by Tulshi Karki. Bishambar Singh, a veteran poet lit the ceremonial lamps in front of the portrait of Lachit Borphukan, which was followed by a welcome address by Bishnu Shastry, principal of Khanamukh HSS. A total of twenty poets including Gajen Mili, Ranjit Sahariya, Anjan Baskota, Pranjal Pratim Bora, Joy Newar, Sagar Sapkota, Sushila Subba, Rishiraj Upadhyaya, Priyanku Pratim Bora, Tanish Chetry, Rupam Chetry, Anil Gautam read out their self-composed poems. Chatraman Subba, a known critic forwarded a critical analysis of the poems. All the proceedings of the poetry session were conducted by Bhuban Chetry.

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