'Linguistic coordination solution to wiping out differences among indigenous communities'
The root cause of the differences among the indigenous communities of Assam is the language.
LAKHIMPUR: "The root cause of the differences among the indigenous communities of Assam is the language. Linguistic coordination is the only solution to wipe out these differences. In this connection, we, the intellectuals and the politicians, have to do a lot. Then we can lead the State towards comprehensive progress and development," stated Assam Legislative Assembly (ALA) speaker Biswajit Daimari in Lakhimpur on Thursday.
The ALA speaker said so while inaugurating the Janajatiya Sahitya Sanmilan organized in the 76th Narayanpur session of the Axam Xahitya Xabha (AXX). In this context, Daimari said, "Assam is a multilingual and linguistic minefield State where different indigenous languages are spoken. It is also a polyglot state where most people speak more than one of these languages. Language plays a pivotal role in shaping and sustaining the community and is extremely important to the community's identity. We must understand the emotions, feelings and thoughts of these communities. For this purpose, we must learn the language of other communities in view of coordinating with them."
Referring to the duty of the AXX, Daimari said that the pioneer literary body of the State must come forward to coordinate among the indigenous communities and to upgrade their languages. He also laid stress on the eradication multiple issues and challenges that a minority language faces. He expected that the AXX would play a pivotal role in establishing the literature of the land in international platform while expressing the State Government's commitment to uplift the Assamese literature and culture along with the same of the indigenous communities of the State.
The event was chaired by AXX president Kuladhar Saikia in presence of vice-president Mrinalini Devi, other dignitaries of the literary body along with reception committee president-cum-Bihpuria MLA Dr Amiya Kumar Bhuyan. It was held under the management of AXX secretary Jadab Sarmah. In his thought-provoking lecture, Daimari highlighted the exchange and coordination of indigenous culture with the royal dynasties ruling in the mainland of India since the era of the Mahabharat till date. He also threw light on the linguistic problems which pose as obstacles among the communities of the land with regard to exchanging their thoughts.
Attending the event, Sanjay Tanti of Asom Chah Janagosthi Xahitya Xabha, Surajit Manche of Khamti Xahitya Xabha, Samson Teron of Karbi Xahitya Xabha, president of Sonowal Kachari Xahitya Xabha, Babul Borah, the chief secretary of Srimanta Shankardev Sangha, Badarul Hussain of Garia-Maria, Desi Jatiya Parishad along with many other dignitaries of indigenous communities, community student, youth organization delivered lecture expressing their commitment to the AXX and calling upon the literary bodies to work for eradication of their linguistic issues and threats.