Arunachal: Bhupen Hazarika Statue installed in Jairampur

A Statue of Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhupen Hazarika was installed in Jairampur near Gate Bazar, Assam and Arunachal border, which was unveiled on Sunday.


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The 93rd Birth Anniversary of Dr. Bhupen Hazarik was celebrated in Jairampur Gate Bazar,  Border in Between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday. On this occasion a  Statue of Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhupen Hazarika was installed near Gate Bazar, Assam and Arunachal border.  The Statue was unveiled by the Chief Guest  Izmir Tikhak, Ex. ZPM.

The programme was organized by the Lohit Gogoi, singer from Jagun, Assam along with his team and supported R.K. Mossang Memorial Society. Cultural Dances of Tangsa, Singpho, Nocte, Assamese, Adivasis, Nepali etc. were performed by the students from both the states.

S.S Choudhury, ADC Jairampur, Idam Bagra, EAC Jairampur,Sarmah Rajkhowa of Borkhat, Assam in presence of dignitaries and huge gathering from both the state of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The Statue has been donated by MLA Sri Bhaskar Sarmah, of Margherita constituency.

Izmir Tikhak, Ex. ZPM Chief Guest of the programme express his gratitude to organizing committee for installing the statue of the legendry singer Dr. Bhupen Hazarika and invited him to be a part of this grate occasion. He told that Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s works through his songs tells us to live in peace, brother hood, tranquility, so he requested all the brother’s and sister’s and upcoming youths in the both the states to live up to his message by keeping peace, harmony, and brotherhood amongst us. That will be the true tribute by us to him he told.

ABOUT DR BHUPEN HAZARIKA

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika was born in Sadiya a small town in Assam on  8th September 1926, he was legendry singer, lyricist, musician, poet and film-maker from Assam widely known as Sudhakantha.

His songs, written and sung mainly in Assamese language by himself, are marked by humanity and universal brother hood and translate in many languages, most notably in Bengali and Hindi. His songs, based on the themes of communal amity, universal justice and empathy.

He is also acknowleged to have introduced the culture and folk music of Assam and Northeast India to Hindi Cinema at the National Level.

He was conferred with many awards National  film Award  for Best Music Direction (1975), Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1987), Padmashri (1977), Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1992) highest award in Indian Cinema, Padmabhushan (2001), Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship (2008), The National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama. He was posthumously awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second – highest civilian award, in 2012. He was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna India’s highest civilian award in 2019.

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