From our Correspondent
BARPETA, Jan 2: “The Assamese language is in trouble at present with the English language dominating it. Moreover, spelling mistakes and wrong sentence construction are degrading the quality of Assamese literature,” said Sashadhar Adhikari, principal of Abhayapuri College, in the Barpeta Xahitya Xabha biennial conference held recently. The conference was held at the Abhayapuri College premises.
While addressing the meeting, Adhikari said that writers and readers are like the both sides of the coin and added that it is a good sign if writing are criticized as this results in quality products. He also said that sahitya sabhas should not indulge themselves in lobbying and always try to be fair with genuine writers.
The open session was presided over by Barpeta Xahitya Xabha president Hiren Das. A souvenir titled Barpat was also inaugurated by Barpeta MC College retired professor of Botany Department Kabindra Nath Das during the meet. The meeting was also addressed by Barpeta Press Club president Sunil Kumar Das, Manindra Das and newly elected Barpeta Xahitya Xabha president Dinesh Das.
Earlier in the meet, a new committee was formed for the next term of the Barpeta Xahitya Xabha with Dinesh Das as its president, Mahananda Pathak as its secretary, Sudhir Das as its vice-President and Pranab Bhagawati as its assistant secretary and Jagadish Sarma as its treasurer. Also, founder president of the Barpeta Xahitya Xabha Prasanna Kumar Deka was conferred with the Asom Keshari Ambikagiri award for this year. THE SENTINEL