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Book on State�s various festivals released

By Correspondent

DOOMDOOMA, March 2 - Asomar Bichitra Utsavar Samahar, a collection of essays on various festivals celebrated in Assam, written by noted poet-writer Manjul Sharma, was released at a function organised by the Bahniman Sahitya Chakra here on Sunday.

The book was released by literary critic Dr Ananda Bormudoi, a retired professor of English of Dibrugarh University at the programme held in the auditorium of Saurav Kala Parishad situated at Topubon of Rupai Siding.

In his address, Dr Bormudoi said small literary organisations like Bahniman Sahitya Chakra can play an important role in the creation of good literary works. He also appreciated the efforts of Manjul Sharma as a writer.

The programme, chaired by Tinsukia Zila Sahityasewi Mancha president Atul Chandra Sharma, was also addressed by former presidents of Tinsukia Zila Sahitya Sabha, Harendra Nath Borthakur, Punyya Saikia, Joykanta Gondhia and Badan Sharma.

Tinsukia Zila Sahityasewi Mancha working president Sunil Gohain, Asom Natya Sanmilan�s Tinsukia district committee president and journalist Amulya Khataniar, Dibrugarh University�s publication officer Prakalpa Ranjan Bhagawati and Assamese poet Biren Gogoi were also present as guests of honour.

Earlier, Sahitya Akademi award-winning children�s writer Harendra Nath Borthakur lit the ceremonial lamp and Doomdooma College�s former vice principal Beena Devi Bordoloi rendered the Saraswati Vandana. Noted writer Sarat Chandra Chiring Phukan spoke on the history of Bahniman Sahitya Chakra. Budding singer Banasree Bailung presented a song and Urmila Baruah recited a self-composed poem. Doomdooma College�s retired professor Pronita Handique anchored the programme while poet Sarifa Khatoon Chowdhury offered the vote of thanks.

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