FROM A CORRESPONDENT
TEZPUR, June 20: The three-day concluding programme of Tezpur Xahitya Xabha’s year-long golden jubilee celebration was concluded here on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, president of the Sonitpur Sahitya Sabha and noted writer, Dr Swadhita Mahanta said that Tezpur Xahitya Xabha has created many writers and litterateurs during the last 50 years of its existence.
“I feel that the completion of 50 years of a particular organisation reflects its honour and the society and the people related with it. We feel honoured by the platform provided by Tezpur Xahitya Xabha. However, it is a matter of regret that despite having many talented litterateurs, we have to remain satisfied with only three special figures - Bishnu Prasad Rabha, tasurya Phani Sarma and Rup Konwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwala,” Mahanta said.
Releasing a book, Bivin Kothar Kanon, written by Mrilini Chetia, the secretary of Asam Xahitya Xabha, Dr Paramanda Rajbangshi said that though the issue of the problems faced by the society due to globalization and fast modernization has been discussed in the mass media and among intellectuals, the apex literary body is happy many books and literary works have been penned by newcomers to literature.
The programme, held under the aegis of Tezpur Xahitya Xabha president Dr Suresh Kumar Arya, was attended by Axam Xahitya Xabha president Dr Dhrubajyoti Bora, Sonitpur DC Lalit Gogoi, local MLA Rajen Barthakur and ex-Education Minister Brindaban Goswami among others.
The Sonitpur DC released a souvenir, Silalipi, while Junuka, a compilation of translated folk tales of Rasaraj Lakshmith Bezbaroa was released by AXX president Dr Dhrubajyoti Bora. Dr Bora in his speech said that Laksmith Bezbaroa is a symbol of pride for Assamese literature.
“Lakshmith Bezbaroa was a literary stalwart. During the 19th century Indian Reissance, he linked Assam and the Assamese people on different aspects of life through his literary creations. He was an iconic prose writer, poet, playwright, philosophical thinker, writer of satire and humour, specialist in folk tales and critic of social discrimition,” Bora said.