From a Correspondent
MARGHERITA, November 13: The second day of the three-day 43rd annual convention of Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha, 14th Triennial Great Convention and Tihar Bidai Utsav, was held on Sunday with full gaiety and enthusiasm at Dehing Patkai Samanboi Khetra, Chaolung Chukafa Rangamancha and Rampur Jagun which was organized by Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha, Margherita District Committee along with branch committee and All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union Jagun Tirap Regiol Committee.
The second day’s programme began with hoisting of flag by Dambar Dahal, president of Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha, followed by smriti tarpan and planting of saplings. The cultural exhibition was iugurated by Bhim Maharaj Ji, president of Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha Margherita District Committee, followed by iuguration of book fair by Yudhveer Ra, noted litterateur. After that, the first open session began which was presided over by Dambar Dahal, president of Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha and iugurated by D B Chetry, retired IAS officer.
In the open session, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal, Dibrugarh MP Rameswar Teli, Tezpur MP RP Sharma, Margherita MLA Bhaskar Sharma, Digboi legislator Suren Phukan, Tinkhang legislator Chakra Gogoi, BJP State organizing secretary Phanindra th Sharma, BJP State minority president Syed Mominul Aowal, Miss Intertiol, 2016 and Brand Ambassador of Japan, Rebati Chetry, Prem Tamang, president of All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union, Amit Ghimire, noted litterateur from Myanmar, Chatrapati Phukal, noted litterateur from Bhutan and many other resource persons were present.
Tezpur MP RP Sharma said that Gorkha people were fighters and they had contributed a lot for the country’s development. “There are 1.30 crore Gorkha community people living in our country and they can mix with all people. The Gorkha community people living in Assam have immense contribution in the development of the Assamese society,” said RP Sharma.
Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal said in his speech that Gorkha people were fearless, hardworking and honest and they had contributed a lot for the development of the greater Assamese society. “Gorkha community people are aborigil tribes of Assam and our government will give full support for their uplift. Today Assam and the north-eastern States are developing fast due to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and present Prime Minister rendra Modi’s bold initiative. After five months of formation of the BJP-led government in Assam, many development works have taken place such as Brahmaputa Express Highway which was iugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari,” said Sonowal.
A memorandum was submitted to Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal by Dambar Dahal and Dr Chinta Moni Sharma, president and secretary of Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha. After the open session, 36 books written in Nepali language by noted writers and litterateurs were released.