GUWAHATI, March 4 - The Asam Sahitya Sabha, established one hundred years ago, has been acclaimed as one of the largest literary cultural organisations not only of the country or of Asia but of the whole world.
Sahitya Sabha president Dr Paramananda Rajbongshi said this while addressing a felicitation function held under the joint auspices of the Sahitya Sabha and the Brihattar Panjabari Sahitya Sabha (BPSS) at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra today.
Rajbongshi lauded senior journalist and BPSS founder president DN Chakravartty and noted writer Dr Bijoy Krishna Deva Sarma for their services to the Sabha.
Dr Rajbongshi said literary stalwarts like Padmanath Gohain Baruah, Sahityarathi Lakshminath Bezbaroa, Sarat Chandra Goswami and Deshapran Chandranath Sarma, who built up the Sahitya Sabha as the largest socio-cultural and literary organisations of the State, should be remembered and thanked by the community.
Chakravartty recollected his association with the Sahitya Sabha as president of the Kamrup Mahanagar Zila Sahitya Sabha, while Dr Sarma paid tributes to the Sahitya Sabha for its contribution towards development of the Assamese literature and helping unite diverse sections of the people.
Dr Sarma and Chakravartty were scheduled to be felicitated at the annual session of the Asam Sahitya Sabha at Dhubri, but could not attend the function.
Dr Surendra Mohan Mahanta recollected Chakravartty�s initiatives in setting up dozens of organisations in the city for literary development and intellectual nourishment of the citizens.
He also paid tributes to the people of Panjabari, who pioneered the growth and development of the BPSS.