TEZPUR, Sept 14: The Sonitpur district committee paid tribute to the renowned freedom fighter Prasad Singh Subba on his 116th birth anniversary through a day-long commemorative program held at the auditorium of the North East Chambers of Commerce in Tezpur.
The event was attended by president and secretary of the All Assam Gorkha Students Union, Dipak Subba, and Hitesh Parajuli, respectively, along with other office bearers of the organisation and invited guests. MLA Tezpur, Prithiraj Rabha, vice chairman of AMTRON, Ritubaran Sarma, literati Chandramani Upadhya, Gyan Bahadur Chettry, Kharga Bahadur Kaushik, editor of Hamro Prajashakti Anjan Upadhyay, retired vice principal of Tezpur College Kamal Chandra Upadhyay, social activist Basundhara Sarma, Sonitpur Zila Nepali Sahitya Sabha president Anil Gautom, and Prasad Singh Subba Sewa Sanman Awardee noted journalist, lawyer, and social activist Subhash Chandra Biswas were among those who paid rich tributes to the eminent freedom fighter Prasad Singh Subba and highlighted his contributions to society.
Prasad Singh Subba was not only a notable freedom fighter but also a pioneer in the agri-business field. He was a member of the All Assam Grazier’s Association and established a dairy farm in Tezpur to promote self-reliance through milk production and dairy business.
During the program, the Prasad Singh Subba Sewa Sanman Award, instituted by AAGSU in 2020 to honour the memory and remarkable contributions of the noted social worker and freedom fighter Prasad Singh Subba to the freedom movement and nation-building, was presented. This year, the award was conferred on Subhash Chandra Biswas, a prominent journalist, lawyer, and social worker. The award included cash, a citation, and anga-bastra.
Subhash Chandra Biswas, a noted lawyer of the Guwahati High Court, has made significant contributions to society, the media, the legal field, and the literary world. Hailing from Tezpur, he has contributed to numerous national and local English dailies, including UNI. Currently, he serves as the executive editor of the Nepali weekly ‘Desh Barta’, published in Tezpur, where he contributes to Nepali language and journalism. Since 1989, Subhash Chandra Biswas has been dedicated to maintaining the popularity and readership of the Nepali Weekly in Assam, Nepal, West Bengal, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, and Dehradun. He has also been actively involved in providing legal aid and financial assistance to the poor and needy, and he has taken on the responsibility of plantation work in the Maligaon area as a social responsibility.