1st May marks ‘Hemchandra Baruah Smriti Diwas’ commemorating the death anniversary of ‘Bhakhar Uja’ Hemchandra Baruah. A special remembrance programme was held at Asom Sahitya Sabha office in Guwahati, in connection with the 122st death anniversary of Hemchandra Baruah. President of the Kamrup Mahanagar Zila Sahitya Sabha, Mrinalini Devi hoisted the apex organisation’s flag on this occasion.

Hemchandra Baruah’s greatest work was the first Assamese-English Dictionary ‘Hemkosh’ which was published in 1900 after his death. This dictionary is not only a pride to Assamese people but also the base of Assamese language till date.

Another detailed discussion programme on writer, lexicographer and social reformer Hemchandra Baruah’s various works on Assamese language was also held in Gauhati University premise. Sahitya Akademi president Chandrashekhara Kambara inaugurated a statue of Hemchandra Baruah at Gauhati University on this occasion.

Hemchandra Baruah was a name to a person, but his contributions towards Assamese language were not less than a complete institution. He is like a father to the language.