World Senior Citizen day Observed by Biyoli Chora
BIYOLI CHORA, the Senior citizen forum of Assamese people living in Delhi NCR has recently observed the World Senior citizen day on 1st October 2020 in innovative way. Each year, this special day has been celebrated by BIYOLI CHORA in glittering way in Srimanta Shanardev Bhawan but this time, due to Corona, it could not be held in similar scale; instead celebrated in digital platform using WhatsApp messaging App.
The day long event started with Krishna vandana in the morning at 9 AM which was followed by Welcome Address by Dr. Nripendra Nath Gogoi ,President where he emphasised folowing various recommendations issued by WHO to Senior Citizen to fight against COVID-19. Later, Sri Hironlal Dutta , General Secretary presented the Last Two Years’ Activity Report where he mentioned celebration of several events viz. Bohagi Milan, Swagatom Basanta , Hitor Anubhguti etc. Also other activities like Contribution to the flood affected people of Assam, medical treatment towards the celebrated singer Sjt Pankaj Bordoloi were described. Then deep respect were conveyed to the departed souls of a few members including Gauri Kanta Handique, one of the founder members of BIYOLI CHORA. Then Sjt Manik Dash, Treasurer presented the Financial Statement.
The 7th Issue of Biyoli Chora’s magazine viz. BIYOLIwas inaugurated by Sri Hironlal Dutta, Secretary cum Editor. This magazine contains 88 pages with plethora of content contributed by 30 nos of Senior citizens. It’s cover page was designed brilliantly by reputed Artist Col Jiten Hazarika. Later, Sri Dutta assured to dispatch the magazine to all members through courier at the earliest.
After concluding the Inaugural ceremony, the main program started with a beautiful recitation by Dr Jayantimala Borpujari. During the main program, several presentations were performed viz. song by Sri Prabhat Sarma and Sri Pradip Sarma, recitation by Smti Arunima Sarma Mahapatra , Jyoti Sangeet and joke by Sri Troloikya Khound ; presentations by Sri Ramesh Baruah, Sri Hiranya Kumar Das, Sri Manik Dash, Sri Nareshwar Sonowal, Sri Pranab Phukan, Sri Jagannath Bora; a short story telling by Dr Nilamani Sarma & Smti Rumi Sarma on a story composed by Smti Ulupi Kakoty. A violin presentation on Puria Dhanashri Raag by Sjt Asit Baran Mahapatra enthralled the audiences. In addition , several members have enhanced the color of the program through sharing relevant video clips.
This day-long event concluded at 5:00 PM with Vote-of thanks by Sri Sibaram Deuri, Vice President . The event was anchored seamlessly by Sri Nareswar Sonowal , Joint Secretary.
The senior citizen community were elated for the successful completion of the event along with timely publication of the BIYOLI magazine and expressed their sincere thanks to the organiser to make the impossible into possible.