On the occasion of birth anniversary of ‘Bhaxar Oja’ Hemchandra Baruah, Sadin Pratidin Group and Post Graduate Students’ Union of Gauhati University jointly observed the 187th anniversary.
The ceremony started with wreath laying and lantern lighting in front of the statue of Bhaxar Oja, unveiled in May 2018, in the university.
Pratidin Time Editor-in-Chief Nitumoni Saikia on behalf of Sadin Pratidin group attended an event organised by Ellora Vigyan Mancha.
The event was also attended by Dr Chandan Goswami, Acting Head of Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Tarini Deka, Retired Professor of Department of Assamese and students of Gauhati University.
Gracing the occasion, Nitumoni Saikia said that Bhaxor Oja Hemchandra Baruah is next to Sankardev and Madhabdev who built modern Assam and promoted Assamese culture and society.
Hemchandra Barua also known as Hem Barua was a prominent writer, social reformer of Assamese of the 19th century. He hailed from Sivasagar District of Assam.
He was the compiler of the first exhaustive Assamese dictionary Hemkosh, where spellings based on Sanskrit were first introduced. It was the second dictionary of the Assamese language.