GUWAHATI, Dec 9 � Governor of Meghalaya RS Mooshahary on Sunday unveiled a bust of Mamoni Raisom Goswami at her residence Ramanjali here and called out to the young generation to imbibe her ideals of humanism and spiritualism.
The function organized by the South East Asia Ramayana Research Centre was attended by fans and book lovers. The centre which is open to all keen to undertake research on the Ramayana will from now on have a separate segment solely for research on the life and contribution of the Jnanpith winner whose life epitomized agony and ecstasy, struggle and success.
A functionary of the centre Savita Sarma said that research on the life and works of Mamoni Raisom Goswami will inspire the society to live life on the ideals of humanism. �Life was a challenge for Mamoni Baideu and life was also a dream for her which she tried to realize into reality. The South East Asia Ramayana Research Centre was a dream of Mamoni Baideu which she turned into reality,� said Sarma mentioning that the centre has a rich collection of Ramayana from different parts of the world.
Sarma informed that the centre is giving importance to translation of tribal Ramayana into English. �We have undertaken a comparative study on Burmese and Assamese Ramayana. We are also going to translate the Tai Ramayana into English,� revealed Sarma observing that the study of the Ramayana under the prevailing conditions will go towards establishing order in society.
On the other hand, Mooshahary who also recalled his association with Mamoni Raisom Goswami said that she was a very subtle story teller whose short stories made a powerful impact on the readers. Mooshahary further said that life for Goswami was pursuit of truth which she expressed in her own style. He also said that the State needs writers like her who will contribute towards bringing lasting peace in society.