From STAFF CORRESPONDENT
DIBRUGARH, February 27: The Vice-chancellor of Dibrugarh University (DU), Dr. Alak Kumar Buragohain formally released the Bigyan Projuktir Jatiya Abhidhan (BPJA), a science dictiory, at a meeting held at the Rangghar Auditorium on Thursday.
The iugural meeting, organized by Asomiya Jatiya Abhidhan (AJA) in association of the DU administration, was dedicated in the memory of freedom fighters, Maniram Dewan and Piyoli Phukan, on their 187th death anniversary, noted writer Dimbeswar Dayal Sarma, noted poet and former professor of English department, DU, Kabin Phukan and prominent student leader, Sourov Bora.
The meeting was presided over by Professor of English and Foreign Language department, noted jourlist, Dr. Madan Sarma. The other guests who attended the meeting were advisor to AJA and professor of DU, Dr Bhim Kanta Baruah, Executive Director of Oil India Limited (OIL), Jayanta Borgohain and noted Assamese innovator, Uddhav Bharali.
Dr. Buragohain, in his speech, lauded the organizers for their dedicated efforts and sincere services in bringing out the science dictiory, which has 1,160 pages comprising of more than 40 thousands scientific terminology in Assamese vocabulary and hoped that the dictiory would help our writers and students immensely. He emphasized on its continuous amendments as well as addition of more scientific terminology with its Assamese vocabulary, so that the purpose of bringing out such a dictiory receives mass appreciation.
Dr Bhim Kanta Baruah, in his deliberation in the capacity of chief guest, stated that the dictiory would be a milestone in the Assamese literature. He also praised AJA’s members for bringing out the dictiory, a long felt need of the Assamese language and literature, and felt that it would be welcomed by all sections of Assamese people.
OIL’s executive Director, Borgohain, while addressing the meeting, said that OIL was proud to be associated with such a venture and stated that the dictiory would enrich Assamese literature.
The meeting was also addressed by Prof. Joganda Bora, former professor Dr Moheswar Hazarika, Dr Uddhav Bharali and Satyajit Hazarika of Asomiya Yuba Mancha. Earlier, the secretary of AJA, Dr Debabrata Sarmah spoke on the objectives of the meeting and hoped that the dictiory would facilitate science and bring it more close to the common masses. In his presidential address, Dr Madan Sarma stated that it was a humble effort of the members of AJA to bring science more close to the masses.