12th Aug 2019 08:08:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Itanagar, Aug 12: The much awaited ‘Bhupen Hazarika Nite-Uniting Hills & Plains’ which was arranged with the intention of honouring the great singer, poet and writer upon his posthumous conferment of Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in the country was staged here at the state Banquet Hall on Sunday last amidst an enthralled audience.
Organised under the aegis of capital’s Bhupen Hazarika Fans Club, the musical night saw numerous melodious numbers of the music legend churned out by various tribal artists both from the state and neighbouring Assam. With the objective of enriching the age-old bonhomie between these two states, the idea of the event was also  to make people aware of the great works of the music legend and inspire the GenNext of his philosophy.
State Education, Art & Culture Minister Taba Tedir while recalling his family’s close association with the music maestro during the shooting of the first film on Arunachal- Meri Maa Meri Dharam, said that many of his family members including his father and sister acted in the film which was mainly shot at Yazali in Lower Subansiri district.“ State government has decided to organize a big event here in honour of Dr Hazarika on his birthday on September 8 next,” the minister added.
Itanagar Permanent Bench of Gauhati High Court Judge Sanjoy Kumar Medhi, an ardent fan of the musical legend, termed Dr Hazarika as a person with multifaceted character who was not only well known in Northeast but in entire India and abroad. Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society(APLS) President Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi, who was instrumental in erecting a statue of Dr Hazarika at Bolung Village in Lower Dibang Valley district also spoke on the occasion. Nephew of the music maestro, Rishiraj Sarma, enthralled the audience with several popular numbers of Dr Hazarika. Among others, prominent artists from the state included Bengia Heemanta, Taba Yall Nabam, Jali Kayi, Bamang Loram, Sokeph Kri,  Pebi Ado Bamang and the young and promising Chow Opsen Namchum who presented melodious numbers. Coordinator of the event Penya Bagra stressed on the need for strengthening Arunachal-Assam ties and opined that music of the maestro can go a long way in this regard.  
Dr Bhupen Hazarika, fondly remembered as the ‘Bard of Brahmaputra’ has been conferred the Bharat Ratna posthumously by President Ram Nath Kovind on August 8 last in New Delhi.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
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