Itagar, September 13: Sahitya Akademi, India’s tiol Academy of Letters, an organisation dedicated to the promotion of literature in Indian languages since its foundation in March 1954, would hold its session for second time here in December next.
This was informed by Sahitya Akademi awardee & Aruchal Pradesh Literary Society (AOLS) president Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi during the 71st sitting of the society at State Jawaharlal Nehru Museum here on Saturday.
It may be recalled here that about hundred poets of different languages from across the country led by Sahitya Akademi president Sunil Gagopadhyay and secretary Agrahara Krish Murthy had participated in Sahitya Akademi’s Multi-Lingual Poets’ meet on 29.03.11, organized at the same venue at the initiative of Thongchi.
State literary field is drawing outside attention as Bhupen Hazarika Cultural Trust (BHCT) headed by Kalpan Azmi has also conveyed Thongchi its desire to organize the 98th birthday celebration of Bhupen da at Itagar.
The information was lauded by the gathering who congratulated Thongchi on conferment of first Bhupen Hazarika Samanyoy Award on him at Sep 7 by the BHCT.
Aruchal Pradesh had joined the tion in paying rich tributes to India’s global famous cultural icon Bhupenda after he departed for his heavenly abode and a Thongchi-led team had joined the last rites at Guwahati while Chief Minister bam Tuki had brought his mortal remains from Guwahati which were immersed in various rivers of the state by the APLS.
Bhupenda, born in 1926 at a place near present Shantipur and Bolung village, now in Lower Dibang Valley district, then in Sadiya under NEFA. In his autobiography ‘Moi eti jajabor’, Bhupenda had mentioned how Adi mothers of Bloung had breast-fed him. Dr. Hazarika has immortalized the mountains, hills, rivers and the people of Aruchal Pradesh with his songs, like - ‘Siangore gallong, Lohitore khampti…’ ‘Koto jowanor mrityu hol…’ ‘Tirap himanta rupahi i anta…’ ‘Hamara Aruchal, hamara Aruchal…’ etc. The house in Bolung village where Bhupenda used to come and stay for days together is a living testimony. This had prompted the CM to take many decisions to immortalize his memory including a film on his life. The APLS members recalled the invaluable services rendered by Binny Yanga to the humanity, who died on Sep 3 last with Thongchi terming her ‘Mother Teresa of Aruchal’, information secretary Pradeep Kumar describing her as a living embodiment of love & affection before research vice president Dr Tage Tada, research director Batem Pertin, Dr Pekba Ringu & Yabin Zirdo rrated their persol memories before the gathering observed two minutes silence to pray for the eterl peace of the departed soul. The gathering including her sister & RGU’s associate Hindi Prof Jamu Binny saw recitation of poems by new & old members too.