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New generations should not forget poets, writers and sages: Sushanta Chowdhury

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By TC News Desk

Agartala, 26th June 2024:  The birth anniversary of the eminent literary figure Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay was commemorated under the auspices of the Department of Information and Cultural Affairs at the Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan here in Agartala city with Transport Minister Sushanta Chowdhury inaugurating the program by ceremoniously lighting the lamp.

In his address, Minister Chowdhury emphasized the significance of acquainting the younger generations with the towering literary figures of the past. “Students should know who Bankim Chandra was, his contributions to the country and society, and how he inspired the nation during the freedom movement,” Chowdhury remarked. “It is crucial that the new generations do not forget poets, writers, and sages.”

Minister Chowdhury underscored the necessity of remembering those intellectuals and sages who not only shaped India’s cultural heritage but also dedicated their lives to the nation’s freedom. “We must remember those who were born in India, sacrificed for the country’s freedom, and worked to awaken society,” he asserted. “Bankim Chandra was an intellectual force in the freedom movement, deeply devoted to Bharat Mata, often singing ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ with fervor.”

The event was graced by the presence of Information and Cultural Affairs Department Secretary PK Chakraborty, Department Director Bimbisar Bhattacharjee, SCAC vice-chairman Subrata Chakraborty and other guests. A significant turnout of students from various schools in the capital added to the event’s vibrancy, highlighting the importance of instilling cultural and historical awareness in the youth.

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