From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, June 18: A semir on ‘Oral poetry, performance and aesthetic’ was held at the UN Academy, Kokrajhar on Saturday with a day-long programme. Organized by Sahitya Akademi, renowned Bodo writer, former president of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) and Sahitya Akademi awardee, Brajendra Kumar Brahma iugurated the semir.
In his speech Brahma said that modern poetry could create oral poetry. He also said that such kind of semirs were helpful to the young writers in the society. He also said the semir would help in bridging the gap between the new and old writers, besides giving opportunities to share their creativities.
Talking to media persons, Gopal Chandra Barman, Kolkata regiol secretary of Sahitya Akademi, said that their advisory committee had taken a decision to organize a semir on the topic ‘Oral poetry, performance and aesthetic’ in today’s semir. He said that the credit should go to Dr Anil Kr. Boro, a famous writer, for giving interest in producing more writers from all communities in the region. Barman also said that there were 24 recognized languages in the Indian Constitution and the Sahitya Akademy aimed to promote poetry and other literature of all languages.
Dr. Anil Kr. Boro, a noted Bodo writer, said that 12 writers from Bodo, Rabha, Karbi and Mising communities participated in the semir held at the UN academy conference hall on Saturday in Kokrajhar. He also said that if folklore was transformed to songs in radio or in television, it would receive good response from the people.
Noted writers like Adaram Basumatary, Gopith Borgoyary, reswar rzary, Sansuma Kungur Boro, Janil Kr. Brahma, Indira Boro, Rohindra Brahma, Rwirub Brahma, Tulon Mushahary, Anil Kr. Boro, Bhupen Rabha, Detsung Sargoyary, Rajib Bordoloi and Subung Basumatary participated in the semir. Apart from them, writers, academicians, intellectuals also attended the programme and presented papers on the subject. The semir was chaired by writer Janil Kumar Brahma and vote of thanks was given by Krish Gopal Basumatary, Director of UN Academy.