TEZPUR, April 27 � The 41st annual session of the Tezpur District Bodo Sahitya Sabha, held in association with the Ghoramari Anchalik Bodo Sahitya Sabha at Ghoramari playground, came to an end today.
The second day�s programme of the two-day session began with a cultural procession, in which different cultural troupes took part, and ended with the open session this afternoon at the Bhogeswar Daimari memorial main pandal.
The vice-president of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha, Dipak Kumar Basumatary, in his speech as the chief guest of the open session, said that the Bodo language has achieved recognition after a long struggle and today, students of schools, colleges and universities have got the advantage of studying in the language.
Speaking on the occasion, secretary of the Nichi Elite Society, Perom Tseri, said that culture and literature can bind human beings irrespective of caste, communities and geographical barriers.
In the programme, a souvenir titled Burlung-Buthur (the mighty River Brahmaputra), published by the reception committee and edited by noted litterateur Minuma Boro and senior journalist Biswajit Boro, was released by former president of the Tezpur District Bodo Sahitya Sabha, Tarju Ram Narzari.
Ambikagiri Rai Chowdhury Award-winning litterateur Guna Kanta Barua, while speaking on the role of literature in taking a society in the right direction, spoke of the challenges he had to face while writing his acclaimed book on burning social issues Aang Daini Nonga (I am not a witch).
The open session, presided over by the president of the Tezpur District Bodo Sahitya Sabha, Liladhar Boro, was attended by ex-president of the district unit of the literary body, Kanak Chandra Boro, Ambu Ram Narzari, central executive member, Jailen Basumatary, ABSU adviser, Khwnkhra Swargiary, district ABSU secretary, besides Khaneswar Boro, Akan Narjari, Banesh Basumatary, Uma Boro, Binai Basumatary, Champa Basumatary, Madan Boro, Nityananda Daimary, among others.
Students showing good performance in different cultural competitions were awarded with prizes. The competitions were inaugurated by Ganesh Basumatary on the first day of the session.
Earlier, former MLA and a prominent social worker of the locality, Kamal Basumatary, in his welcome address spoke on the contribution of the Ghoramari area towards the Bodo language and culture.
During the programme, a creative dance item titled �Boroni Harimu Arw Raijw Janai Mochanai� (a dance on culture and lifestyle of the Bodo society), prepared by Deba Kumar of the Rajgarh area under Ghoramari Anchalik Bodo Sahitya Sabha, delighted the audience.