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Mumbai Sabha unit organises Assamese recitation webinar

 GUWAHATI, June 30 - The Asam Sahitya Sabha, Mumbai branch organised a webinar, Abritti Koru Aaha (Let’s Recite), with participants from Assam, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Chennai and Mumbai recently, a press release stated.

 Over 50 persons inclined towards Assamese language and culture took part in the webinar.

Recitation is a specialised performing art, in which a poem gets life on stage. The Mumbai branch of the Sabha started this initiative to promote Assamese language within the non-resident Assamese, specially the new generation. As the new generation, residing outside Assam doesn’t have sufficient exposure to the language and literature, they find it difficult to speak the language with correct diction. Hence, the Sabha team believes that by learning to recite Assamese poems, they will be able to learn their mother tongue, as through this, their vocabulary will become rich and as they will also learn the correct phonetics.

Well-known and respected recitation expert Bhupen Chakravarty was roped in for the exercise. Dr. Kuladhar Saikia, president, Asam Sahitya Sabha thanked the organisers for this brilliant concept and he was hopeful that this will really help the new generation. All the participants welcomed this initiative and thanked the organisers for such an event. Bhupen Chakravarty, touched upon many techniques of recitation along with correct phonetics. The webinar was conducted and moderated by Nandini Sen Sharma and Devabrata Chakravarty. Suraiya Jahan, president and Deepankar Borgohain, secretary, Mumbai Asam Sahitya Sabha promised to raise the Assamese flag outside Assam, with this initiative.

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