GUWAHATI: In its bi-annual convention ‘Samavartan-2019’ the Axom Xahitya Xabha (AXX) bestowed the prestigious ‘Sikshacharya’ award to Mahbubul Hoque, renowned edupreneur and Chancellor of the University of Science & Technology Meghalaya for his outstanding contribution in the field of education. The ‘Sahityacharya’ award of Sabha was also given on the same occasion to educationist Dr Parag Kumar Bhattacharya and stalwart of Mising language and litterateur Nahendra Padun. The awards were handed over by Tathagata Roy, the Governor of Meghalaya at the Convention held at Pragjyoti ITA Centre for Performing Arts Machkhowa here on Wednesday, in the presence of Dr Dhrubajyoti Bora, former President of AXX, Dr Paramananda Rajbonshi, President of AXX, apart from many other dignitaries and participants.
The honour of Xahityacharya was conferred upon former general secretary of AXX, Narendra Padun and Dr Parag Kr Bhattcharjya. Padun is a noted litterateur, who is also acknowledged for his knowledge on Mising literature, while Bhattcharjya, along with being a distinguished scholar, is also a dramatist, a critic and an educationist.
Addressing the convention, Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy said, “My heart is engulfed with happiness for inviting me for this prestigious literary award function. I am really grateful to AXX for inviting me today.” Highly praising the century long work and effort of Sabha for the progress of Assamese language and literature he said that existence of such a legendary organization is significant and wished that there should have been such an organization for Bangla language too, a press release stated.