Noted intellectual, journalist and Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta will deliver a memorial lecture in Guwahati on August 31 to mark the 31st death anniversary of freedom fighter, journalist and social crusader Harendra Nath Barua.
Dasgupta will deliver speech on the topic ‘Assam’s problems are India’s problems’.
The programme will be organised by the Harendra Nath Barua Trust at the Vivekananda Kendra auditorium in Uzan Bazaar here.
The programme will be chaired by noted journalist Dhirendra Nath Bezbaruah.
The Managing Director of The Assam Tribune, an English daily, Prafulla Govinda Baruah and Jayanta Baruah, proprietor of Asomiya Pratidin, an Assamese daily, will also be felicitated on the occasion, informed Hrishikesh Goswami, general secretary of the Harendranath Barua Memorial Trust.
Harendra Nath Barua as journalist used his pen mainly to inspire the people. He inspired them through numerous pamphlets and bulletins. By his forceful writings, he also opposed the grouping proposal.
Freedom fighter Asompran Harendra Nath Barua fought against inclusion of Goalpara district into West Bengal after partition.
Born in Golaghat in November, 1908, he died at the age of 79 in August, 1987.
He also fought for introduction of Assamese as the medium of instruction in the universities of Assam.
Besides, Asompran Harendra Nath Barua also wrote at length about the problems of infiltration and in support of the demand for a refinery and a bridge over the Brahmaputra in Assam.