CP Saikia memorial meeting at press club on Tuesday


Guwahati: Journalists and well-wishers have decided to payhomage to

Chandra Prasad Saikia, a renowned author-journalist of theregion, at

a function organized in Guwahati Press Club on August 8 on the

occasion of his 11th death anniversary.  Padma Bhusan CP Saikia

mentored many journalists of Assam during his tenure as theeditor of

Natun Dainik, which heralded a new wave of modernjournalism.


The illustrious editor-journalist was also credited forinitiating the

book fair movement in the State since 1984. As the secretaryof State

publication board, he not only edited Prakash, an Assameseliterary

magazine, but also took leadership to publish a number ofinvaluable

books like Hasti Vidyarnava, Kautilyar Arthashastra, Prachya

Shasanawali, Sattriya Nritya etc.


A freedom fighter, novelist, editor and commentator, CPSaikia

(1927-2006) was honoured with prestigious Sahitya Akademiaward for

his novel Maharathi (where the author reinterpreted the roleof great

warrior Karna of Mahabharata) and also adorned theprestigious chair

of Asom Sahitya Sabha.


Stood firm against the terrorism in the turbulent days ofNineties

with his strong editorials, CP Saikia enriched with a greatsense of

humour with his extraordinary personality. The participantswill

remember their very own CPS, as he was popularly known amongfellow

journalists, in the informal meeting starting at 3 pm onTuesday.


Endorsed by Manoj Kumar Goswami, Rupam Barua, Biman ChandraHazarika,

Jayanta Das, Tapan Das, Uday Borgohain, Santanu KausikBaruah, Rajib

Saikia, Mihir Deuri, Pranab Talukder, Jyoti Pathak, HarenBora, Nava

Thakuria etc
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