From a Correspondent
DHEMAJI, Feb 8: The 56th Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) conference held in the ground of the SB Bodo ME and High School field concluded on Tuesday. The new executive body was formed for the coming session.
The members of the newly-elected executive body are Taren Boro, president , Kamala Kanta Muchahari, Dipak Basumatary and Ramila Islari as vice-presidents and Prasanta Bodo is the new general secretary of BSS. Kameswar Bodo, Santosh Muchahari, Hareswar rzary, Nilima Basumatary and Muhilal Basumatary were elected as secretaries while Khagen rzary was elected as treasurer. Kazuyuki Kiryu, a professor of Mimasaka University in Japan, attended the open session as chief guest. Several other dignitaries also attended the open session. On the last day a symposium was held on the topic ‘Development in languages of different indigenous communities’. Representatives of literary bodies of Karbi, Mising, Rabha, Dimasa, Deori, Tiwa and Garo communities participated. Addressing the open session, Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary said that the preservation of Bodo language, literature and culture was essential for the development of the community. “The progress has been rapid because we are nurturing it but we need to do more for Bodo literature to compete with the literature of other languages,” he said. The chief of the Mising Autonomous Council and president of the reception committee, Ranuj Pegu said he was privileged to lead the session and termed the session as ‘historic’, one that would be remembered for a long time. The four-day session was a collage of culture of all indigenous people of Assam.