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