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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Silchar Press Club pays tribute to Bhakti Madhab Chattopadhyay
SILCHAR, Dec 2: Silchar Press Club today paid a glowing tribute to eminent educationist, literatteur and social activist Bhakti Madhab Chattopadhyay. Many journalists and people from different walks of life attended the function.
Chattopadhyay was very popular as a sincere teacher besides being a prolific writer and a well-versed in Rabindra literature. His contributions behind the making of the first grade degree college known as Cachar College and his thrust for cultural activities were recalled by different speakers today.
Chattopadhyay was the voice of people of Barak Valley who came to be associated with various movements on social and economic causes as well as for the cause of Bengali language and literature, speakers in the meeting said. Some of the speakers recalled the efficiency of Chattopadhyay as a teacher, as head of department of Bengali and as principal in Cachar College. His involvement in the movement for renaming Silchar Railway Station as Bhasha Sahid Station was also remembered.
Floral tributes were accompanied by poetic recitations, Rabindra Sangeet and devotional songs relevant on the occasion. Journalist-poet Bijoy Kumar Bhattacharjee, Krishnapada Goswami, Shanti Bhattacharjee, Mizoram post editor Nilotpol Choudhury, lecturer Dr Rama Purkayastha, Anirban Jyoti Gupta, Ansuman Acharya, and others attended the memorial function. Silchar Press Club president Sanat Kumar Koiri presided over the meet while general secretary Shankar Dey conducted the proceedings. THE SENTINEL