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Assamese dictionary on Science, Technology

By Staff correspondent

DIBRUGARH, Feb 27 � The first-ever Assamese dictionary of Science and Technology, running into 1,150 pages and containing more than 40,000 entries, was released on Thursday at the Rangghar Auditorium of Dibrugarh University.

The dictionary compiled, edited and published by Dr Devabrata Sharma, Chief Editor of Asomiya Jatiya Abhidan, was released by Dr Alak Kumar Buragohain, the Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University. Noted linguist and lexicographer Dr Bhimkanta Baruah, Jayanta Kumar Borgohain, Executive Director of Oil India Limited, and renowned innovator Uddhab Bharali attended the release function as special guests.

The function was presided over by Dr Madan Sharma, professor, Department of Foreign Language, Tezpur University.

Dr Alak Kumar Buragohain, while releasing the dictionary, lauded the efforts of the publishers for the noble venture. He said that a dictionary on Science and Technology in the Assamese language was very essential. �We cannot perform our daily activities without Science and Technology,� he said.

Jayanta Kumar Borgohain, Executive Director of Oil India Limited, said that the publication of the Assamese dictionary on Science and Technology would go a long way in not only fulfilling the need, but also enriching the Assamese language. Dr Bhimkanta Baruah said the publication of the dictionary was a milestone. Uddhab Bharali, a visiting Director of the Dibrugarh University Institute of Engineering and Technology, and a few other guests also addressed the gathering.

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