Symposium on language, literature of char-chapari held Correspondent GAURIPUR, Nov 2 – Under the aegis of Asam Sahitya Sabha and in collaboration with Dhubri Zila Sahitya Sabha and Dhubri Branch Sahitya Sabha, a symposium on the language, literature and culture of char-chapari of western Assam was held on October 15 last on the premises of the Dhubri Sahitya Bhawan.
The symposium was conducted by Dr Ahijuddin Sheikh, principal of BN College in Dhubri. Kashema Khatun, a poet and Pachu Gopal Chakrabarty, ex-vice president of the Sabha, took part as resource persons.
Hiranya Nath and Faizal Haque also addressed the symposium as participants. Dr Paramananda Rajbangshi, general secretary of the Sabha, highlighted the contributions of the writers and the poets of the char-chapari for building unity among all sections of people of the State while explaining the objects of the symposium.
Rangbang Terang, president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha also addressed the participants and expressed his satisfaction for organising such a symposium. Dr Upendrajit Sharma anchored the symposium and Udayan Chakrabarty, Asstt. Secretary of the Sabha offered vote of thanks. The meet was attended by a large number of young writers and intellectuals of the district besides the members of the Sabha.
Feted: On the occasion of holding full-fledged executive body meeting of Assam Sahitya Sabha at Dhubri on October 15 and 16 last, the Dhubri district Sahitya Sabha felicitated Rangbang Terang, Kanak Chandra Sharma and Dr Paramanda Rajbangshi, president, vice-president and the general secretary of Assam Sahitya Sabha respectively.
The felicitation meeting was presided over by Giasuddin Ahmed, president of the Dhubri district committee of the Sabha. Jakir Hussain, secretary of the district body read out his felicitation address. Ahid Khan (Parish), the famous poet of the district explained the directive of the function. President Terang in his address highlighted the efforts of the Sabha for unification of all the ethnic groups of the State under one umbrella and asserted that the Sabha is the platform of all the sections of the people irrespective of caste and creed.
The vice-president Kanak Chandra Sharma in his speech recalled his association with the Zila Sahitya Sabha and expressed his satisfaction for the achievements of the Dhubri Branch Sahitya Sabha. Dr Paramananda Rajbangshi, the general secretary of the Sabha also spoke a few lines and hoped that the branch would surely implement the schemes of the Sabha in this western part of the State. More than thirty organisations of the district offered felicitation to the office-bearers of the Sabha. A press meet was also held after the felicitation programme.