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29th Guwahati Book Fair inaugurated

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GUWAHATI, Dec 25 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday presented the Asom Prakashan Parishad Bota-2015 to scholar Dr Nabin Chandra Sarma at the inaugural function of the 29th Guwahati Book Fair here. The award carries Rs 2 lakh, a citation and other gifts.

Speaking on the occasion, Tarun Gogoi said that development is an inclusive process and writers can also play a proactive role by making people tilted towards development through their writings.

Gogoi said that the writers and the books can be a force multiplier to development as they can take a proactive role to mould people and their opinion conducive to development.

Gogoi observed that conflicts are integral parts of the society and they are intertwined to the process of development. He, however, said that the writers through their writings can lead the people to resolve conflicts and can make ways to expedite the development process. In that context, Gogoi said that book fairs being held at every nook and corner of the State these days are also playing a crucial role in facilitating the State�s development. He, however, cautioned people against books which are anti-thesis to development.

Former president of Asam Sahitya Sabha Kanak Sen Deka, who released the souvenir, said that book fairs provide an opportunity to the people to get introduced to the creative ventures of writers across the globe. Emphasizing that books play an important role in the process of social reformation, Deka said that books bring communities closer, transcends the man-made barriers to forge camaraderie, and inspire all to be better human beings.

Mentioning that Assamese literature has made rapid strides, both in quality and quantity over the years, Deka called upon the Asom Prakashan Parishad to focus also on translation as it gives an opportunity to the readers to know about people, places and way of living of communities across the globe.

Earlier, welcoming the gathering, secretary of Asom Prakashan Parishad Dr Ashami Gogoi spoke at length on the contribution of books towards human civilization. Dr Gogoi also highlighted the activities of the Parishad and said that the Parishad has over the years overcome a host of challenges to take its publications to readers. Dr Gogoi said that the Parishad this year has published 57 new books and reprinted another 35 books.

Education Minister Sarat Borkataky and many other dignitaries were present at the inaugural function.

The 29th Guwahati Book Fair organised by Asom Prakashan Parishad will continue till January 5.

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29th Guwahati Book Fair inaugurated

GUWAHATI, Dec 25 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday presented the Asom Prakashan Parishad Bota-2015 to scholar Dr Nabin Chandra Sarma at the inaugural function of the 29th Guwahati Book Fair here. The award carries Rs 2 lakh, a citation and other gifts.

Speaking on the occasion, Tarun Gogoi said that development is an inclusive process and writers can also play a proactive role by making people tilted towards development through their writings.

Gogoi said that the writers and the books can be a force multiplier to development as they can take a proactive role to mould people and their opinion conducive to development.

Gogoi observed that conflicts are integral parts of the society and they are intertwined to the process of development. He, however, said that the writers through their writings can lead the people to resolve conflicts and can make ways to expedite the development process. In that context, Gogoi said that book fairs being held at every nook and corner of the State these days are also playing a crucial role in facilitating the State�s development. He, however, cautioned people against books which are anti-thesis to development.

Former president of Asam Sahitya Sabha Kanak Sen Deka, who released the souvenir, said that book fairs provide an opportunity to the people to get introduced to the creative ventures of writers across the globe. Emphasizing that books play an important role in the process of social reformation, Deka said that books bring communities closer, transcends the man-made barriers to forge camaraderie, and inspire all to be better human beings.

Mentioning that Assamese literature has made rapid strides, both in quality and quantity over the years, Deka called upon the Asom Prakashan Parishad to focus also on translation as it gives an opportunity to the readers to know about people, places and way of living of communities across the globe.

Earlier, welcoming the gathering, secretary of Asom Prakashan Parishad Dr Ashami Gogoi spoke at length on the contribution of books towards human civilization. Dr Gogoi also highlighted the activities of the Parishad and said that the Parishad has over the years overcome a host of challenges to take its publications to readers. Dr Gogoi said that the Parishad this year has published 57 new books and reprinted another 35 books.

Education Minister Sarat Borkataky and many other dignitaries were present at the inaugural function.

The 29th Guwahati Book Fair organised by Asom Prakashan Parishad will continue till January 5.