The 464th Birth Anniversary of Sri Sri Aniruddha Deva was observed by the Department of History on 30th April 2017 at the Seminar Hall of Sri Sri Aniruddha Deva Bhavan. Professor Karabi Deka Hazarika, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences inaugurated the function. Professor Deka Hazarika paid rich tribute to Sri Sri Aniruddha Deva on the occasion. Professor Deka Hazarika in her inaugural address highlighted the academic and research activities being carried out under the Sri Sri Aniruddha Deva Chair at the Department of History.
Professor Sristidhar Dutta, former Dean, Rajib Gandhi Central University, Arunachal Pradesh, delivered the Key Note Address on 'Bhakti Movement in India: A Historical Perspective'. Professor Dutta an erudite scholar dwelt at length about the history and philosophy of the Bhakti Movement in India. The enormous contribution of the Mahapurushas of Assam Shrimanta Shri Sankar Dev, Madhab Deva and Shri Aniruddha Deva, who were the architects of the Vaishnavite culture during the medieval period was discussed by Professor Dutta providing refreshing insights. Earlier Shri Utsabananda Deva Goswami, Xatradhikar of Madarkhat Xatra, addressed the gathering. Shri Deva Goswami while paying rich tribute to Sri Sri Aniruddha Deva called upon for embracing the philosophy and thoughts of Sri Sri Aniruddha Deva which according him is so very relevant and required in today's context.
Professor M.N.Dutta, Registrar, also attended the function. The meeting was chaired by Professor Biswajit Baruah Head, Department of History. by Shri Chandan Sharma, Associate Professor, Department of History offered the Vote of Thanks.