GUWAHATI, June 25 – The Asam Sahitya Sabha has decided to confer the coveted ‘Sahityacharya’ honour on three senior litterateurs of the State. According to a statement from the Sabha, noted scholar and essayist Dr Pramod Chandra Bhattacharya, well-known writer Dr Amalendu Guha and distinguished poet and writer Nalinidhar Bhattacharya would be given the awards.
Senior scholar Pratapchandra Choudhury would also be given the ‘Sadasya Mahiyan’ honour, the statement added.
In another statement, Sabha general secretary Paramananda Rajbongshi stated that the Bishnu Rabha Diwas was observed for the first time in Kolkata under the aegis of the Sahitya Sabha. The programme was organized in association with the historic ASL Club and the Kolkata Sahitya Chora at Assam Bhawan. The Sabha flag was hoisted by its president Rang Bong Terang.
A research centre on language and literature, Jonaki Bhasa Sahitya Sanskriti Gaveshana Kendra would also be established in Kolkata said the Sabha president through a press statement after meeting West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharya on June 22.
The project of Jonaki Research Centre was also submitted to the West Bengal Chief Minister. The centre would be named so to commemorate the renaissance period in Assamese literature.