AXX should work to upgrade language, literature of indigenous communities: Agriculture Minister Bora
The minister said that the bond of love, communal harmony among the people of Assam could be strengthened centering around the Axam Xahitya Xabha
LAKHIMPUR: Agriculture Minister Atul Bora said that the Axam Xahitya Xabha (AXX) should initiate extensive research-level works regarding the colourful culture of the different indigenous communities of the State. He also urged upon the literary body to work for the upgrading of the language of the indigenous communities, their literature, culture and glorious heritage.
Atul Borah made this appeal to the AXX while taking part in the open meeting of the 76th Narayanpur session of the literary body held on the concluding day on Saturday at Monikanchan Kshetra of Narayanpur under the Lakhimpur district. The minister said that the bond of love, communal harmony among the people of Assam could be strengthened centering around the Axam Xahitya Xabha with linguistic and ethnic coordination.
In his lecture, Atul Borah expressed overwhelming happiness at conducting the AXX session at Narayanpur of Lakhimpur, the home district of 'Sahitya Kandari' Padma Nath Gohain Baruah, the first and foremost AXX president. He also expressed his optimism by saying that the upcoming generations would never let the Assamese language go extinct.
In this connection, he lauded the initiatives of the AXX, conducted since its inception till date, with regard to upgrading, securing and protecting the Assamese language, culture and literature. He suggested that the AXX should endeavour to establish the Assamese language in its correct form in order to save its melodious words from being tempered and wrong application. In this connection, the minister laid stress on the conduct of various programmes targeting the new generations.
Referring to Chief Minister and State Government's initiatives taken to enhance the culture of Assam, Atul Borah said that State Government is committed to preserve and promote the language, culture and traditions of all ethnic communities of the State. "Our government will do all that is required to protect the culture of all indigenous tribes and communities of the State," Atul Borah added.
He also extended his support to new AXX president Dr Suryakanta Hazarika's plan to set up a commercial cell and an agricultural cell in the literary body in the upcoming session. The open session was held under the management of outgoing AXX secretary. It was chaired by new president Padma Shri Dr Suryakanta Hazarika and inaugurated by Madhavdev University Vice-Chancellor Dr Dibakar Chandra Deka. AXX outgoing vice-president Mrinalini Devi also delivered lecture in the event and she called upon the emerging writers of the State to study the classics of India as well as Assam and to take the heritage of the land to international platform. She called upon the new AXX body to encourage the writers of the new generations. On the other hand, secretary of the Bihpuria session of the AXX (1985), 'Smriti Surya' Golok Hazarika appealed to all to stand under the umbrella of AXX to keep the glorious heritage of the greater Assamese community alive. Attending the event as specially invited guests, London Xahitya Xabha president Mandira Choudhury, former Education Minister Premdhar Borah, former Bihpuria MLAs Kesharam Borah and Debananda Hazarika delivered lecture. In the same event, two books, named Shri Jagannath and Manas Manthan, published by Lakhimpur Jila Xahitya Xabha, were released. Manas Manthan was released by AXX new secretary Upendra Nath Sarmah while Shri Jagannath was released by new vice-president Girish Hundique.