LAKHIMPUR: "Every good book introduces us to the great thoughts of the great thinkers. The history of time and civilizations are incorporated in the books through which we can look back to our past," stated noted litterateur Purna Kumar Sinte on Saturday while taking part in the open session of the Dhakuakhana Book Fair, 2020.
Dhakuakhana Book Fair, 2020, which was organized in the subdivision for the first time from January 7 at Dhakuakhana public playground with a view to attracting the upcoming generation towards book and to fulfill the extensive demand of the book lovers, concluded on Saturday with grand success.
The open session and the concluding ceremony was inaugurated by senior writer Jagadish Gogoi. Dhakuakhana College associate professor Sewok Chandra Chutia graced the occasion as an appointed speaker. "Books are the most faithful friends of human beings. The study of books teaches the reader to analyze the self and to discover themselves," said the appointed speaker.
In the programme, Mordhal College Professor Purabi Duworah, litterateur and cultural activists Amiya Kumar Hundique and Ghilamora North Bank College Professor Subha Das were present as guests of honours.
On the second day, a quiz competition was held among the students. It was followed by a students' interaction programme with Padma Shri Dr. Uddhav Bhorali, the internationally acclaimed innovator. Then noted poet Shiva Prashad Gogoi released the souvenir of the book, Granthajyoti, while Mousumi Gogoi Hatibaruah released Deuka Meli, Aranya Beli by writer Puspa Gogoi and noted poet Nilim Kumar released Akonihotor Jyoti Prashad by Bhudhar Das. The poets' meet, which commenced with Puspa Gogoi in the chair, was inaugurated by poet Nilim Kumar. At night the cultural programme was held.
Similarly, drawing competition among the students, interaction programme with prominent intellectual figure Homen Borgohain and staging of a street play by Pathik Gosthi were part of the third day's agenda. Homen Borgohain released two books, one authored by Nabanita Gogoi titled Rup Barnam, and Chamrar Jota by Chandradhar Chamuah (posthumously published). It was followed by the get- together of Dhakuakhana writers and litterateurs which commenced with litterateur Mousumi Hatibaruah in the chair.
On the fourth day, a poetry recitation competition among the students was held in two categories. It was followed by a crucial symposium on the topic of 'The future of the Assamese language' which was inaugurated by Shiva Prashad Gogoi while litterateur Ismail Hussain and North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous) assistant professor Dr. Arabinda Rajkhowa took part as a chief resource person and resource person respectively. Career counselor Pritima Koushik Borah took part in a career guide programme on the same day. It was followed by a cultural programme performed by Majuli kid artiste Tulika Saikia.
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