Several schools across the Hailakandi district of Assam observed the Silpi Divas in a befitting manner.
Along with other parts of Assam, Silpi Divas was observed in Hailakandi district coinciding with the death anniversary of cultural icon and freedom fighter, Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwala on Thursday.
Several schools across the district observed the day in a befitting manner. At Nityananda High School the day was marked with eloquent tributes to the radiant personality who dedicated his entire life to the greater cause of Assamese literature and culture.
Throwing light on the many-sided personality, speakers SK Singha, L. Ratendra Singha, AK Dey and FA Laskar said Jyoti Prasad Agarwala apart from being a creative genius – poet, musician, lyricist, playwright and filmmaker – was also a sagacious sage.
“We must emulate the ideals of Rupkonwar and work relentlessly and selflessly to accomplish the dreams knitted by the cultural doyen, ” they added.
Teachers at SAM High School exhorted the students to imbibe the teachings, sense of patriotism and the path shown by Rupkonwar for a beautiful society.
A function was also held at Sanarei Mitei HS School to pay tribute to Agarwala, the pioneer of filmmaking in the state who made the first Assamese film Joymoti in 1930s.
Tribal High School, MRC High School and Govindamal Surana Smriti High School also observed the day.