GUWAHATI, Dec 30: The sixth day of ongoing 29th Guwahati Book Fair was observed as a ‘Day for Children’ involving various competitions among children and face-to-face programmes with writers of the state.
Writer Harapriya Barukial Borgohain, who writes children books, said in the face-to-face programme today: “Children are inspirations for us. I feel jealous sometimes that unlike us the children of present era have so many books to read. Children should read books as much as they can as that will help them gain knowledge and happiness.”
Another writer of children books, Bandita Phukan also said: “Always read books apart from your study books. This will help you know more things. It’s a good habit.” The programme was also attended by actress Cheta Das. Various competitions like recitation, drawing and extempore speech were also organized which were participated by more than two hundred children. The prizes were distributed among the children in the afternoon.
A book, ‘Simantar Ipare Sipare’ written by Assam Prakashan Parishad (APP) secretary Asomi Gogoi was released by veteran jourlist Dhirendra th Chakraborty in the book fair today. The programme was also attended by Axam Xahitya Xabha (AXX) general secretary Paramanda Rajbongshi, Assam Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) Chairman Haren Das, RMSA Mission Director Ramesh Chand Jain and others.