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Sonowal unveils Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s statue at new office campus of Prag News Channel

Sonowal unveils Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s statue at new office campus of Prag News Channel

India Blooms News Service | | 15 Oct 2017, 09:32 pm
Guwahati, Oct 15 (IBNS) : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday urged the media to keep strict vigil on the activities of the government.

The Assam CM said this while inaugurating the new office building of Prag News Channel at Ulubari in Guwahati.

Coinciding the occasion, the Chief Minister also unveiled a statue of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika in the new office campus of the channel.          

Stating that government at times may commit mistakes but a strong and conscious media help it to keep itself on right track, Sonowal in his speech called for joint initiative of the four pillars of democracy for nation building.

He also appreciated the 16 year long journey of Prag News Channel and expressed hope that it would play a more effective role in future.          

Unveiling the statue of the cultural icon, the Chief Minister said that Bhupen Hazarika epitomises the essence of Assamese community.

“He taught us the lessons of humanity and always advocated for working towards the weaker section of the society,” Sonowal said.          

Appreciating Prag News Channel’s initiative Sonowal said that the statue of Dr. Hazarika would always inspire the Prag News staff to work for upholding the cause of the downtrodden.          

Renowned artist Sudakshina Sharma, Sculptor Biren Singha and Cultural Affairs Minister Naba Kumar Doley alsp spoke on the occasion.

MP Pradan Baruah, MLA Bimal Borah, Chief Minister’s Media Adiver Hrishikesh Goswami, Legal Adiver Shantanu Bharali, Police Commissioner Hiren Nath were also present on the occasion. Chief Managing Director of Prag News Sanjiv Narayan and Editor in Chief of the Channel Ajit Kr. Bhuyan also delivered speech welcoming the Chief Minster on the occasion.

 

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)