Two-day Annual Conference of Sahitya Sabha held at Udalguri
UDALGURI: The annual conference of Udalguri Primary Sahitya Sabha was held at Udalguri Sahitya Sabha Bhavan with a two-day programme. Thaneswar Malakar retired Commissioner Secretary of Assam, praised the people of Udalguri for their mutual understanding and co-existence in the society. “Udalguri is a place where Assamese, Nepali, Bodo, Santhal, Adivasis, Bihari, Rabha and Garo communities live with peace and harmony,” he said. Citing the example of Bidyapati Dahal and Tarapati Upadhyaya, well-known writers from the Nepali community, he said that their standard of writing was very high and they should get their due.
The open session was presided over by Kamala Sarma, the president of Udalguri Primary Sahitya Sabha, and inaugurated by Nareswar Kalita, the president of Udalguri district Sahitya Sabha. Gayatri Bhattarai, the president of Udalguri district Nepali Sahitya Sabha, lamented the sorry state of the Assamese language. Faten Basumatary, the president of Udalguri Primary Bodo Sahitya Sabha, urged the people to work for literacy development in the society. Kamala Sarma was selected as president and Ajay Kalita as a general secretary for the next session of Udalguri Primary Sahitya Sabha. Prakash Ranjan Gharphalia, the Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri district, also addressed the meeting.