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Monday, May 12, 2014

Assam Sahitya Sabha fails to maintain its glory: former president

“ Assam Sahitya Sabha has lost its glorious tradition of past and is now divided into several lobbies”. So said Academy Award winner writer and former president of Asom Sahitya Sabha Dr.Lakhinandan Borah at a felicitation programme at Kalaigaon on May 11. Expressing his displeasure over the present controversial activities of Sabha,Dr.Borah said that lobbying would never help constructive activities of Sabha. He even remarked that Assamese literature would florish even without Sabha. Addressing the felicitation programme which was also attended by writer cum civil service officer Thaneswar Malakar and writer cum businessman Gopal Jalan. Dr.Bora was in all praise for the people of Udalguri district for maintaining peace and communal harmony during the period when all the other three districts of BTAD namely-Kakrajhar,Chirang and Baksa had been burning causing deaths of more than fifty people including women and children. He requested media persons to expose positive picture of the rural villages. According to him new generation writers have shown less consiste
ncy and study in them. Thaneswar Malakar,who had served three years term in Udalguri as Deputy Commissioner, while addressing remarked that Udalguri had been his first love in his life and he would do all possible for the welfare of its people. Gopal Jalan also spoke on the occasion saying that he had negative thought about Satras of Assam. But after visiting two Satras in Udalguri district-namely Borongajuli Satra and Harisinga Satra, his thoughts had changed completely. He said Satras in Udalguri had been managed and supported by tribal people.Dandi Kumar Boro and social worker Gopal Borah also spoke a few words on the occasion. It needs mention that three social organisations of Kalaigaon namely- Kendukalai, Kalaigaon Press Club and Durgat Kalyan Nyas felicitated Dr. Lakhinandan Borah,Thaneswar Malakar and Gopal Jalan at Kendukolai Bhawan on May 11 at 4 pm. Senior journalist Jayanta Kumar Das anchored the proceeding while Kamal Prasad Sarma offered vote of thanks at the end.

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