By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Dec 28: The State Education Minister Sarat Barkataky released 14 different books, published by Asom Prakashan Parishad (APP), at Maheswar Neog Memorial Auditorium at the ongoing 29th Guwahati Book Fair in Chandmari in the city today.
Releasing the books, Barkataky said: “We are working hard to make the glorious 57 years of APP meaningful through various activities like translating Assamese books into other languages and vice versa. We will try to make Assamese books popular in the world. We will also make a collection of all the editions of APP magazine ‘Awahon’ available soon and the money needed for the same will be given by the government. On December 25, we have collected Rs 19,500, on December 26 Rs 35,500 and on December 27 Rs 58,500 from selling Assamese books of the Parishad. That means, the number of readers has increased.” The released books in the book fair are third and fourth parts of Awahon, edited version of Madhab Kandali’s ‘Xat Kando Ramayan’ by gen Saikia, Asom Darshan by Rohini Baruah, ‘Rabha Social Rights and Customs’ by Nibha Rani Phukan and others. The special guest Lakhmith Tamuly requested the state government not to recruit candidates in government jobs who do not know how to read and write Assamese language.