Monday, May 4, 2009

AAPSU adopts Bhupen Hazarika’s ‘Hamara Arunachal’ as its anthem

ITANAGAR, April 12: The apex student organization of the state-All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union(AAPSU) has adopted Dr Bhupen Hazarika evergreen song ‘Hamara Arunachal’, as its anthem.

In its victory function at Hotel Donyi Polo Ashoka on April 11, the song was officially adopted by the AAPSU in presence of students, Govt. official and public. The song was sung in the function by Bengia Hemanta, a close associate of Dr. Bhupen.

Hemanta enthralled the audience by singing the classic ‘Hamara Arunachal… a number in Arunachal’s first celluloid film Mera Dharam Meri Maa (1976) by Dr Bhupen Hazarika and drew huge rounds of applause from the audience.

AAPSU president Takam Tatung while expressing his delight over the adoption of the song said it was his long cherished. This was one of manifestoes, he added. He thanked his supporters who left no stone unturned in making him the President elated Takam said.

Newly elected General Secretary Tujum Poyom also spoke on the occasion and thanked his supporter who worked tirelessly in his road to AAPSU office.

Local MLA, Kipa Babu when asked to share some words of encouragement to the newly elected members of the AAPSU, said that student’s organization like needs to play very important role in shaping the political and economic status of the state.

Babu pointed out that the former AAPSU President Kanu Bagang and present ANSU President Niglar Veo preferred of dialogue over bandh culture to put across the students grievances. He further said that it is not always necessary to go for the bandh while asking the students organization to cooperate with the govt.

Renowned local singers Geli Kaye, Kamal Sonar and other presented enthralled the audience with their numbers.

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