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Bajali book fair gets under way at Pathsala 
 

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PATHSALA, March 20: Bajali Grantha Utsav, 2017 under the aegis of Sristi started from Sunday at the Hari Mandir premise in Pathsala of Barpeta district. It was formally declared open by senior journalist Ajit Kumar Bhuyan in the presence of book lovers of the area.

In his inaugural speech, Ajit Kumar Bhuyan said that it was a laudable effort to hold such festivals which had immense contribution in the uplift of the society.  He expressed grief at the present scenario where extremist groups and anti-social elements were posing a serious threat to the Assamese language. “People cannot live without books,” he added.

The programme was anchored by Ankur Baruah where various dignitaries, including Aparna Natranjan, SDPO Bajali,  Dr Tikendrajit Das, Principal of Bhagmara College, Samudra Patgiri, AASU secretary of Barpeta district,  Dr  Ranjit Kt Deka,  Hem Chandra  Haloi, retired professor of Bajali College, English Department,  journalist Naba Kalita,  Sasanka Talukdar,  Kalyan Kalita and Kailash Choudhury were present.

Earlier, the flag was hosted by president of the book fair, Murari Mahon Dutta, and lamps were lit before the portrait of Achyut Lahkar,  Ratan Lahkar and   Dwijendra Lal Das,  the trio who made immense contribution to the society,  by Pramod Roy, Krishna Roy and Kamaleswar Uzir.

Plantation of sapling was done by Ananda Khataniar, Nagen Choudhury and Gautam Talukdar.

 A drawing competition was also organized among the students. Altogether 22 stalls have been put up in the book fair.

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