HAFLONG, April 2 - The 9th biennial general conference of Dimasa Sahitya Sabha concluded here on Saturday with resolutions like approaching the NC Hills Autonomous Council authority for grant of a plot of land measuring 10 bighas near Haflong, while extending the tenure of the DSS from two to three years.
The conference (Dimasa Lairhdim Mel) was held with a two-day programme from March 30 at the Cultural Institute Hall here.
On March 30, the programme started with reception of delegates from different districts and also from Nagaland followed by subject meeting and formation of a new committee of the DSS.
In the evening, a cultural programme was organised where several artistes from various part of the State as well as from Haflong took part and kept the audience spell bound.
On March 31, the day�s programme started with hoisting of the DSS flag by Biswajyoti Barman, president of DSS followed by paying of homage to the martyrs.
This was followed by thairilee (Kabi Sammelan) where 20 upcoming poets recited their self-composed poems.
In the open session which was attended by local MLA BB Hagjer as the chief guest along with dignitaries from various parts of the State, several issues in regard to development of the Dimasa language, its literature and implementation of Dimasa language were discussed.
All the speakers while appreciating the involvement of the youth community in literary works, particularly in Dimasa language, hoped that in the coming days more and more people from every walk of life would be involved in the literary pursuits.
The newly-elected president of DSS Dinendra Thaosen while talking to the media said he would leave no stone unturned to fulfil the hopes and aspirations of the people in regard to development of language and literature.
Biswajyoti Barman, outgoing president of DSS, said after much effort Dimasa language had been introduced in schools upto Class-VI, and efforts were presently under way to introduce it upto Class-X level.
Sukhen Phonglo, president of the reception committee while welcoming the participants said this conference was successful as the delegates and invitees took part in sizeable number. At least 14 books and booklets were formally released on the occasion.
While appreciating the Council, Phonglo disclosed that the NCHAC has been bearing the expenditure of printing books of LP school level which were prepared by the DSS. He was hopeful that the NCHAC would be kind enough to extend its help to the DSS.