SIVASAGAR, Jan 17: Noted writer and critic Mayur Bora has said that the Assamese women need to readjust their priorities and delve deep into their own past, language and culture.
Addressing the annual prize giving d�y of Sivasagar Girls� College held here recently, Bora cited a few examples of rare strength of character displayed by many Assamese women in the past. He gave an example of Amol Prabha Das who refused Padma Vibhusan given by the Nehru Government.
Among others, the programme was attended by Manoj Borthakur, president, Rongpur Sahitya Sabha, Dr Anu Sarma, Principal In-Charge of the College and Dr Nazrin Ahmed.
The guests gave away the trophies to the students who won different competitions in the Yuva Mahotsov.
Releasing the souvenir Prabahini, Bora said Sivasagar can rightfully take pride in preserving the distinct Assamese dignity, prestige and self-pride.
In his speech, Manoj Borthakur, president, Rongpur Sahitya Sabha, said the world can move faster with the active participation of women in all spheres.
Dr Nazrin Ahmed, Dr Rita Borkotoky, Dr Matjiana Begam, Dr Bimal Dutta, Dr Rontu Gohain, Dr Kritanjoli Konwar, Dr Kishore Deori and Dr Santana Handique were also felicitated on the occasion. Somesh Deka, a journalist, urged the students to bring greater glory to the institution.
Presiding over the meeting, Dr Hemanta Phukan said Sivasagar Girls College, even after achieving the model college status from UGC, has not gained the necessary acceptance from the society. Dr Santana Duwora offered the vote of thanks on the occasion.