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Rabha Diwas celebrated in Dima Hasao

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HT Correspondent
HAFLONG, June 20: 
The observance of Rabha Diwas took place in Dima Hasao district for two days, on June 19 and 20, along with the rest of the state. The final program was held at the District Library Auditorium in Haflong, where Nandita Gorlosa, the Assam minister for Power, Sports & Youth Welfare, attended as the chief guest.
The minister was accompanied by Simanta Kumar Das, the deputy commissioner; Debanon Daulagupu, ACS, principal secretary (N); Mayank Kumar, IPS, superintendent of police; Donphainon Thaosen, vice chairman of the District Planning Board and BJP district president; and Punyamoni Baruah, an associate professor who also served as a resource person.
During her speech, minister Nandita Gorlosa emphasised the importance of the program and the need for students and the public to understand the greatness of Bishnu Prasad Rabha. She highlighted that Rabha was not only an artist but also a spirited freedom fighter. She mentioned that his name as an artist, musician, dancer, lyricist, orator, and litterateur has left a lasting impact not only in Assam but across the nation. Bishnu Rabha was honoured with the title of ‘Kalaguru’ by the President of India, Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan.
The program commenced with a welcome speech by deputy commissioner Simanta Kumar Das, who briefly spoke about the life and contributions of Kalaguru Bishnu Rabha. Several artists performed Rabha Sangeet, and Punyamoni Baruah, an associate professor from Haflong Government College, presented the life and works of Bishnu Rabha. Various literary competitions such as speeches, drawings, quizzes, and art were organised at the school level. Cultural programs including Rabha Geet and dances were also held. A bus adorned with branding for Bishnu Rabha Divas travelled to different locations and schools in Haflong, Mahur, Maibang, and Kalachand, playing Rabha Sangeet for two days. Officials from the district administration, Information & Public Relations department, and Cultural department were engaged in the program for the duration.

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