MANGALDAI, Aug 24 - �The rationalise approach is more important than an emotional approach. If emotion is not run by rationalisation, then many a time, the society is seen going astray. We should keep this in our mind all the time and remain well aware of it,� observed eminent litt�rateur, thinker and president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha, Dr Dhrubajyoti Bora, here on Saturday while attending a public meeting organised to celebrate the golden jubilee year of Dainik Asam, a sister publication of The Assam Tribune.
In his address as the chief guest, Dr Bora pointed out that in this modern society, a news media cannot earn long-term importance and respect from the public, if it fails to deliver service based on rationalisation and truthfulness.
Recounting the sincere, dedicated service of the Tribune Group of Publications in building the greater modern Assamese society under the strong and vibrant leadership of its founder RG Baruah for 76 years, the president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha expressed his belief in the newspaper on its ability to direct our society in the right path.
He said, �Today I have once again observed that the newspaper has come forward to play a new role towards our greater Assamese society with a new outlook under reintroduction of rationalisation and reliability; and at this point I welcome all the persons associated with the organisation, including its editor, journalists and writers.�
Earlier in his welcome address, renowned journalist and the editor of the Dainik Asam, Radhika Mohan Bhagawati, outlined the 50 years� glorious journey of the newspaper as the outcome of the love and blessings of the people of the State. He said, Raijor subhessar kathia tolit ei kakat khanar janma aru janani janma bhumischa swargadapi gariyasi � yei adarshare parisalita.
The meeting, presided over by Dr Budhin Hazarika, principal of Kharupetia College, was also addressed by noted writer Dr Kamala Kanta Sarma, president of The Assam Tribune Employees� Union, Siba Prasad Deka, among others, while Munin Bayan, Executive Editor of Dainik Asam, explained the objectives of the meeting.
The meeting, attended by about 1000 people, began in a spiritual manner with the rendering of a �borgeet� by Kabita Kumari Bordeka, followed by paying of floral tributes to �Singhapurush� RG Baruah, the founder of the newspaper group, Mojamil Haque, martyr of the Language Movement, late Tuwaram Deka and late Mahendra Prasad Barooah, former Mangaldai-based correspondents of the Dainik Asam and The Assam Tribune, respectively.
A painting competition among the school students was also held before the meeting to mark the day-long programme.