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Need for development of Dimasa language, literature underscored

A Correspondent
Haflong, April 1: The 9th biennial general conference of the Dimasa Sahitya Sabha concluded with resolutions like approaching the NC Hills Autonomous Council authority for a plot of land measuring 10 bighas near Haflong while extending the tenure of the DSS from two years to three years, on Saturday. The 9th biennial general conference of the Dimasa Sahitya Sabha (Dimasa Lairhdim Mel was held with a two-day long programme from March 30 at Cultural Institute Hall, Haflong. On March 30, the programme started with the reception of delegates from different districts and also from galand, followed by subject meet and formation of new committee of the DSS. In the evening, a spectacular cultural programme was organized wherein several artistes from various part of the State as well as from Haflong took part and kept the audience spell bound.
On March 31, the day’s programme started with the hoisting of DSS flag by Biswajyoti Barman, president of DSS, followed by paying of homage to martyrs. This was followed by ‘thairilee’ (Kabi Sammelan) wherein many poets recited their self-composed poems. At least 20 young poets recited their self-composed poems. In the open session, which was attended by local MLA BB Hagjer as the chief guest, several issues regarding development of the Dimasa language, its literature and implementation of Dimasa language were discussed. All the speakers, while appreciating the involvement of the youth community in literary works, particularly in Dimasa language, hoped that in the coming days more and more people would be involved in literary works. Newly-elected president of DLM or DSS, Dinendra Thaosen said he would leave no stone unturned to fulfil the hopes and aspirations of the people regarding the development of language and also literature. Biswasjyoti Barman, outgoing president, said in the past few days many works on the Dimasa language and literature had been done and Dimasa language had been introduced in schools up to Class VI. Sukhen Phonglo, president of the reception committee of the 9th Biennial General Conference, while welcoming the delegates and the invitees, said that during the conference at least 14 books and booklets were released.

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