MANGALDAI, Feb 23 � People in the media must lead the society guided by universal humanism, said Dr Nagendra Nath Sarma, president, Darrang Zilla Sahitya Sabha while releasing the autobiography Emuthi Sangbad Sahityar Kriti of veteran journalist of Mangaldai, Tuwaram Deka on February 18 to mark his 70th birthday.
Speaking at the function organised by the Mangaldai Press Club at the Saikiapara residence of Tuwaram Deka, Dr Sarma recalled his experiences as a journalist in Natun Asomia in the sixties under the honest and brave leadership of Harendra Nath Barua.
While sharing his personal feelings after 46 years in the field of journalism, Tuwaram Deka appealed to the media fraternity to remain united and fight for the society. He gave credit to the literary creations of famous Hindi fiction writer Tarun Bhadoi for having inspired him to take up journalism as a means of social service and livelihood.
The function presided by Rajen Hazarika, president, Mangaldai Press Club was also addressed by the retired principal of Mangaldai College as well as the chief editor of the newly published local weekly Prahari Bichitra Kumar Medhi, literary pensioner Lakhsi Narayan Konwar and retired vice principal of Mangaldai Govt Higher Secondary School Dineswar Saharia.
The book release function earlier began with the singing of a Borgeet by Kabita Kumari Bordeka, the eldest daughter of Tuwaram Deka. Earlier, Mukut Sarma, secretary, Mangaldai Press Club explained the objectives of the function.