GUWAHATI, Nov 3 � Eminent novelist and Saraswati award winning writer Dr Lakshmi Nandan Bora cautioned the present generation of Assamese parents, teachers, intellectuals and authors to check the distortion caused to the Assamese language by the younger generation in general and young mediapersons in particular.
Urging all concerned to honour the sanctity, beauty, majesty and the intrinsic grandeur of the Assamese language, Dr Bora, who was addressing as the chief guest at the 61st anniversary meeting of Guwahati Sabita Sabha at Lakshmiram Baruah Sadan on Saturday, dwelt at length on the immense contributions of the pioneering Assamese writers including Anandaram Dhekial Phukan, Lakshminath Bezbaroa, Padmanath Gohain Baruah and Dr Maheswar Neog, said that the Assamese language and literature withstood many challenges in the past but the present threat, especially in the context of the IT boom, was more challenging and baffling.
The Sabha felicitated four leading intellectuals -- Dr Golok Chandra Goswami, Dr Pramod Chandra Bhattacharya, Prof Upendranath Sarma and Prof Kamaleswar Sarma on their distinguished services for the cause of the uplift of the Assamese language and literature in particular and the intellectual life of the Assamese in general.
The meeting was presided over by Dr Banikanta Sarma and addressed by Kanak Chandra Sarma and DN Chakravartty. While Sarma spoke about the description of autumn in the Vaishnavite and modern Assamese literatures, Chakravartty stressed the need for portrayal of lives of different ethnic groups in the same way Rajanikanta Bardoloi did in his Miri Jiyori, the monumental work depicting the lives of the Mising community.
Prafulla Kumar Mahanta explained the purpose of the function.