An unforgettable event
The date was April 10, 2016 – a Sunday. Place – Shree Agrasen Milan Mandir, Jhalukpara, Dibrugarh. Occasion – the inauguration of two books written in Hindi by Manohar Verma. The books are – ‘Param Ki Pratiti’, a short story and ‘Apne Paraye’, a novel. Incidentally, Verma is on an arduous job of translating the books of Radha th Phukan and as transpired from his speech, he is on the verge of finishing his work with Volume I and II. In fact, the events will remain an unforgettable memory not only for me but for most of those who attended the function. The books were iugurated by Dr gen Saikia, ex-president, Asom Xahitya Xabha. The meeting was presided over by Debi Prasad Bagrodia, an industrialist, tea planter and prolific Assamese and Hindi writer, who among other books written by him, translated ‘Gumala’ of Mahapurush Sankardev into Hindi. Among the distinguished guests present in the meeting were Dr Nirmal Sahewala and Kishor Kumar Jain of Bijoy gar (Mirza). Incidentally, these two writers have contributed immensely to enrich Assamese literature. The entire programme was sponsored and arranged flawlessly by the Marwari Sammelan, Dibrugarh. The lectures delivered by the likes of Debi Prasad Bagrodia, Dr gen Saikia, Dr Nirmal Sahewala, Kishore Kumar Jain and Manohor Verma kept the audience spellbound. Kudos to the Marwari Sammelan, Dibrugarh. We look forward to witnessing more such scintillating programme in near future.