NILAMBAZAR, March 2 � �Barak Sahitya Utsav 2012� was organised by the Little Megazine Editors Association Karimganj recently at the District Library auditorium hall.
The two-day-long programme began with a colourful cultural rally. All the cultural organisations and the students of the different educational institutions of Karimganj town participated in the rally. Two �manchas� namely Dr Bhupen Hazarika Smriti Mancha and Mamoni Raisom Goswami mancha were inaugurated by Manash Choudhury, former minister, Govt of Meghalaya and veteran journalist and Dr Sulekha Chakrabarty, Inspector of schools Karimganj respectively. The Little Magazine sale counter has inaugurated by Satu Roy, president, District Congress Committee. The programme was formally inaugurated by Dipankar Ghosh, president, Little Magazine Editors Association.
Manash Choudhury, MLA, Shillong while speaking as chief guest in the inaugural ceremony appealed to Bengali speaking people of Barak Valley and North-East India to develop friendship among them. Professor Nripendralal Das, HoD of Bengali, Bangladesh�s Moulavi Bazar Govt College, Habibur Rahman Choudhury, editor, Dainik Nababarta Prasanga, Haran Dey, Jt Director DIPRO, Assam Kamalakha Dey Purkayastha, MLA, North Karimganj, LM Suklabaidya, MP, Karimganj among the others also addressed the occasion.
A poets� meet was also held under the chairmanship of Biswajit Choudhury, editor, Sarik Sahitya.
On the second day, an open session was held regarding the subject of �society and literature� Prof Nishit Ranjan Das, veteran writer and ex-MLA, Dr Janmajit Roy, Former HoD (Bengali) Karimganj College, Tarun Das, secretary, Barak Banga Shyamalendu Chakrabarty Editor, Janakanta, PK Roy, poet and editor, Eksonge also addressed the session.
Masuk Ahmed (editor, Swadesh) Bivash Bardhan (editor, Rajanigandha), Dilip Biswas (editor, Ekaboli), Mujib Swadeshi (editor, Kolikushum), Dipankar Ghosh (editor, Srihottajyoti) also gave their valuable opinion in the seminar on little magazines facing problems in Barak Valley.