SIVASAGAR, Dec 25 - The Rongpur Sahitya Sabha’s biennial session concluded today at the Borkotoky Kshetra here at Borpukhuripaar.
The open session on the occasion was presided over by Manoj Borthakur, the newly-elected president of the Sabha unit for the next two years.
Speaking as the appointed speaker, Dr Diptimonta Boruah, an avid bird watcher, spoke at length about mankind’s long association with the avians and the urgent need to conserve their shrinking habitat. He also said that birds give immense pleasure to humans and hence killing them for sport is a cruel and insensible act.
Inaugurating the session, Prema Gogoi, former president of Asam Sahitya Sabha, said that Rongpur Sahitya Sabha was a distinguished unit among all the units of the Asam Sahitya Sabha and hence should take such steps that can arouse people’s genuine interest for literature.
Noted poet and writer Dipali Bhattacharya Barua released a poetry collection titled Astrabakra Moi Astom Daridra written by Manoj Borthakur, while Diptimoi Buragohain Gogoi, vice president of the Zilla Sahitya Sabha released Nabamallika, souvenir of the Sabha unit.
Noted educationist Sirish Kumar Bhattacharjya and former secretary of Rongpur Sahitya Sabha Hem Baruah, poet Janam Khanikar and writer Mukul Nath were felicitated in the meeting. The students of Fuleswari Girls’ HS School presented Siro Senehi Mur Bhasa Janani.
Earlier, Nilamoni Mahanta, president of Rongpur Sahitya Sabha unfurled the flag and Dhirendranath Bhunya performed the smriti tarpan. Secretary Uzzal Thakur spoke on the objectives and read out the secretarial report.