The 116th Birthday of Netaji Subhash Chandra Basu was celebrated all over the State of Assam. In Guwahati the celebration committee has awarded folk-scholar Dr. Biren Dutta, econimist and poet Dr. Amolendu Guha and veteran dramatist Arun Sarma with Netaji Pride award.
The colourful cultural procession was inaugurated by Gautom Roy, Public Health Minister of Assam. Robin Bordoloi, Mayor cum MLA presided the open session, in which Adhendu Kumar Dey, Minister of Assam, Dinesh Chandra Baishya, Principal of B. Barua College, Guwahati present as honourable guest and assertes speaker. Pranoti Phukon, Cultural Minister of Assam paid special homage to Netaji by hoisting the National flag at 12-10 P.m. the time of Netaji borne. At Birubari of Guwahati a road was renamed as “Netaji Subhas Chandra Basu Path in this occasion.
In the evening, the cultural function was organised at district library, in which the souvenir, “Deshpremik” was released by Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, governor of Assam.
The birthday was also celebrated in other parts of the state. In Tezpur, Ex. Minister and Ex. President of AGP, Brindabon Goswami garlanded the statue of Netaji. In Silchar programme was held at Gandhi Bhawan. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Barun Mukherjee, Rajya Sabha member from West Bengal and eminent researcher of Netaji remarked that the birthday of Netaji should be declared as “ Desh Prem” divas by the government.
In Dibrugarh, the birthday was observed at district office of BJP, centrally at Naliapool and santipara of Dibrugarh town with day long programmes. At Naliapool in the open session, Padmosree Tapan Kumar Ghosal and Raj Komol Tarki of Netaji Forum from Delhi were present as special guests.