Saturday, November 3, 2012

Special events on Bhupen death anniversary

The Times of India , Nov 2,2012
GUWAHATI: Dr Bhupen Hazarika Cultural and Literary Forum will organize special events, including a human chain and pledge, on the occasion of the first death anniversary of the music maestro. Tez Hazarika, the bard's son, will also be present.

Tez will be at the helm in forming a human chain with members of the forum and people. The anniversary will be observed on November 5. "Tez Hazarika has specially come here for his father's death anniversary. He has already performed the rites as per Hindu and Assamese tradition. And this time, his mother is also accompanying him, which itself becomes an emotional occasion for them. The people of Assam respect Hazarika and the forum will try to relive his memories. The event, which will be organized by the forum, will be led by Amarjyoti Choudhury, who is the president of the forum," said Vedanta Sharma, the general secretary of Dr Bhupen Hazarika Cultural and Literary Forum.

"The human chain will commence at Latasil. There will also be a pledge ceremony to uphold the humanitarian philosophies of Hazarika. Following this, there will be mass singing of Bhupenda's "manuhe manuhor babe" to bring forth the need for peace and understanding among people. There will also be poetry recitation by Amarjyoti Choudhury," added Sharma.