Axam Xahitya Xabha North America's 'Kobitar Dolong' held
Axam Xahitya Xabha North America (AXXNA) successfully held its first ever Kabi Sanmilan, ‘Kobitar Dolong (poetic bridge)’
GUWAHATI: Axam Xahitya Xabha North America (AXXNA) successfully held its first ever Kabi Sanmilan, 'Kobitar Dolong (poetic bridge)', virtually, recently, under the leadership of president Syeda Jebeen Sabira Shah, who gave the welcome speech, and prayed for all the recently departed senior members of the Assamese community in North America, the Bharat Ratna Dr Bhupen Hazarika for his 10th death anniversary, and all the millions of victims of the pandemic around the world, and spoke about poetry and the importance of poetry and other finer things in everyone's life. Special guest of honour, Dr Kuladhar Saikia, president of Axam Xahitya Xabha opened the event with his valuable, thought-provoking speech. Dr Saikia mentioned how important this 'Kobitar Dolong' (poetic bridge) is for the unity of all the diverse communities of Assam, and that he was happy to be part of the event. He mentioned past global webinars held with the Assamese Community of North America, and the future global webinar being planned connecting all the Assamese diaspora.
AXXNA president Shah introduced the invited, multi-talented poets. Deepalima Dutta from Nalbari recited few short poems followed by her poem, "Siyahi" from her book of poetry, 'Shyamoli Anuragor Adidhwani". Kalidas Rabha Hato of Goalpara, who read a Rabha poem, along with the Assamese translation, enlightened everyone with the story of the migration of the Tibetan-Mongolian Rabhas and their different branches that settled in Nepal, Bhutan, Assam etc.
Then poet and organic farmer, Ujjal Powgam from Jorhat, who is the General Secretary in Chief of Sadou Oxom Kabi Sanmilan, and writes in both Mishing and Assamese, recited a few lines from his Mishing poem "Oinitom" with Assamese translation.
The event started with playing the Xahitya Xabha theme song "Siro Senehi Mur Bhaxa Jononi" of Mitradev Mahanta, and ended with Assam's State Song, Roxoraj Lakshminath Bezbaroa's, "O Mur Aponar Desh". It was a very joyful, successful and much needed event to create bridges among the various colourful and rich communities of Assam, stated a press release.