LAKHIMPUR: “The Assamese culture is like a colourful garland. The indigenous communities living in this territory since time immemorial are the dispensable beads of the garland. The unity and integrity among them, irrespective of their caste, creed and religion, is the unique characteristics of the Assamese culture which gives the Assamese a unique identity, not only in the nation but also in the international arena,” said Dr Hemanta Sarmah, the Assistant Professor of the Assamese Department of North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous) on Sunday in a book release programme held at North Lakhimpur Press Club.
In the event, he released Gathiyan, a book based on Assamese marriage culture and nuptial songs written by Pramila Konwar and termed the book as an asset of Assamese cultural literature. He, in his lecture, stressed the necessity of an archive to preserve the Assamese folk songs which enrich the culture.
NLPC president-in-charge Sailen Baruah chaired the event which was anchored by secretary Kumud Baruah. The writer of the book, Pramila Konwar who lives at Ghilamora in the district, explained about the factors which inspired her to take the pain to pen the book. A host of eminent personalities of the district was present in the programme.