Covernor releases cover page of She Can Smile
GUWAHATI, April 25: Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit released the cover page 'She Can Smile', a multi-lingual Anthology which is a collection of short stories and poems in 200 regiol, tiol and intertiol languages at a function held at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in the city today, a press release said.
The book, which has stories and poems in almost all the languages of the country and the globe, has been compiled by Apuraj Barooah. The cover page of the book has also been conceived and designed by Apuraj Barooah.
Speaking at the event, Purohit said, "She Can Smile is a testament to the power of women in our country and across the globe where the women writers contributed to give shape to the book". He also hailed the efforts of Apuraj Barooah for taking the initiative of bringing all the women writers and poets to the fore and weaving together their creativity through the book 'She Can Smile'. The book will definitely be a source of inspiration for the women folk to come forward and contribute to the promotion and growth of literature.
Purohit also termed the initiative as 'exchange of literature through smiles' which, according to him, would strengthen the bond of friendship and camaraderie among the people living across the different geographical entities. He also said that a tion can tread the path of progress only when its women folk smile and be the reason for others to smile. Lauding Apuraj Barooah for his step of compiling the book Purohit said, "Let the book be the catharsis of expressing the literary emotions of different tions especially Assam and a tool for spreading smiles throughout the globe".
It may also be mentioned that almost 100 female writers from Assam and the Northeast contributed in various regiol languages such as Assamese, Bodo, Mising, Adi, Deori, Khasi, gamese, Manipuri, Singpo etc., featured in the book. Besides the writers mely Lorelea Hayden from USA, Saddy Palio from Spain, Indika Ratunge from Sri Lanka, Archa Dalal from Maharastra, Indu Basumotary in Boro, Urmilla Wakhet in Singpho, Maya Rani in Nepali, Borli Sarma, Dr Nilakshi Borgohain and many more from Assam have contributed to write the proposed book. Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (M) Dr. M. Angamuthu, writer Surjya Hazarika and a host of other dignitaries were present at the event.