From a Correspondent
Dibrugarh, July 23: The Late Achyut Chutia Memorial Oration programme was organized here under the aegis of All Assam Moran Students’ Union (AAMSU) at Sahityarathi Lakshmith Bezbaruah Hall on Saturday. The former president of Axam Xahitya Xabha and noted scholar, Dr gen Saikia, was the chief speaker.
In the oration programme presided over by the president of AAMSU, Arunjyoti Moran, noted accordion player and radio artist, Bhabesh Goswami , along with the other guests, paid floral tributes before the portrait of the well-known dramatist, cine director, telefilm producer, and artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan, Achyut Chutia.
Broadly stating on ‘Role of Language in Creation of Race and the Future of Assamese Language’ which was the title theme of the oration programme, Dr. gen Saikia described in details the evolution process of language and its relation with the human race. Dr Saikia, underlined the significance of language as the sole communicative medium between human lives which in the passage of time, evolved as region-based language. The ignorant attitude of the vercular medium schools towards English learning, in the view of Dr. gen Saikia, has lead to parents desiring for English medium education for their children. Thus to meet the ever increasing competition from English medium institutions, Dr, Saikia urged upon the government to address the issue by appointing English teachers , if possible on contractual basis, in all vercular schools of the State.
For social harmony and goodwill to prevail among the people at large, respect to all ethnic languages by people should be shown as languages bind communities. Dr Saikia referred to the need for not forgetting our root language which symbolizes our existence.
The oration programme was also addressed, amongst others, by Dr Nirmal Sahewalla and Bhavesh Goswami. Earlier, the president of Moran Educatiol Trust, Jeevan Moran, welcomed the guests and others.