“Today, I am here because of the great contribution to Assamese literature and journalism by our great grandfather ‘Bhasar Ozha’ Hemchandra Baruah, ‘Hemkush pran’ Debananda Baruah and Founder Editor of the Assamese weekly ‘Sadin’ Tilak Hazarika” – Jayanta Baruah
True nationalist, freedom fighter, fearless journalist, social crusader Asompran Harendra Nath Baruah’s 31st death anniversary was observed at Vivekananda Kendra auditorium on Friday. On this occasion, a memorial function was organized by Harendra Nath Baruah Memorial Trust.
Noted intellectual, journalist and Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta delivered a memorial lecture on the topic ‘Assam’s problems are India’s problems’.
The programme was conducted by noted journalist Dhirendra Nath Bezbaruah.
The Managing Director of The Assam Tribune, Prafulla Govinda Baruah and Jayanta Baruah, proprietor of Sadin –Pratidin gosthi have been felicitated on the occasion.
Receiving the felicitation, Jayanta Baruah said “Today, I am here because of the great contribution to Assamese literature and journalism by our great grandfather ‘Bhasar Ozha’ Hemchandra Baruah, ‘Hemkush pran’ Debananda Baruah and Founder Editor of the Assamese weekly ‘Sadin’ Tilak Hazarika.”
Two books – one a compilation of articles by Harendra Nath Baruah and another a collection of write-ups of his son Rajib Prakash Baruah – were also released at the function.
For the people of Assam, Harendra Nath Baruah, needs no introduction. He never compromised with his pen. And he never succumbed to any political pressure. Asompran Harendra Nath Baruah strove not just for geographical integrity, but, most of all, for the cultural, traditional and emotional integrity of the entire Northeast.
Doyen of Assamese journalism Harendra Nath Baruah’s book Reflections on Assam, 1944-1983 is a remarkable contribution to the society. He was the editor of “Natun Asomiya”.