Tribute to ‘Hemkosh’ creator

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The Golaghat District Journalist Association (GDJA) in association with Sahitya Sabha observed the 123rd death anniversary of ‘Bhaxar Oza’ Hem Chandra Baruah on Tuesday by paying rich tribute.

In this regard, lighting the lamp before the bronze statue of Bhaxa Oza Hemchandra Baruah was done by journalist Sonaram Bharali, president of GDJA.

Tribute to ‘Hemkosh’ creator

Another detailed discussion programme on writer, lexicographer and social reformer Hemchandra Baruah’s various works on Assamese language will also be held in Gauhati University premise on Wednesday.

Hemchandra Baruah’s greatest work was the first Assamese-English Dictionary ‘Hemkosh’ which was published in 1900 after his death. This dictionary is not only a pride to Assamese people but also the base of Assamese language till date.

Hemchandra Baruah’s contributions towards Assamese language were not less than a complete institution. He is like a father to the language.

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