FROM A CORRESPONDENT
DHEMAJI, Feb 6: Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal said literature is the backbone of a society and society’s development depends on the development of its literature.
While speaking on the occasion of the 56th conference of Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS), Sonowal appealed to people to maintain peace and harmony. “Sahitya is the backbone of a society. The development of a society depends on the development of its literature. History, geography, etc. are all reflected in literature. So, literature plays a key role in society,” added Sonowal.
He also assured that no stone will be left unturned for the development of Bodo language and literature. “I am highly amazed at the discipline, punctuality and cleanliness maintained in the conference and hope that this will be followed by all other conferences in the days to come.”
The Chief Minister further appealed to the people of the State to help him make the State free of corruption, terrorism, pollution and illegal migrants.
BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary said that Assam is a land of different ethnic communities and all people should live in harmony.
The BSS conference got under way from February 4 in the SB Bodo High and ME School premises at Cimen Chapori and will end on Tuesday. The open session was presided over by Padma Shri recipient Dr Kameswar Brahma.