DERGAON, Dec 23 � At present there is urgent need for basic change at the Asam Sahitya Sabha through which the problems of language, ethnic groups, etc., can be solved. At the same time, efforts will be made to motivate youths towards the literary field, stated Imran Shah, the newly-elected president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha while delivering his speech as the chief guest at an open meeting held at Naharani recently.
The noted litterateur was accorded warm felicitation by several organisations of greater Dergaon in the meeting organised jointly by the Naharani Sahitya Sabha, Baruabamungaon AJYCP unit and Naharani Agar Business Association to commemorate Sahityacharyya Sayed Abdul Malik on his 12th death anniversary.
The meeting held with noted educationist and president of the organising committee Muhibul Haque in the chair was inaugurated by noted writer Dr Ajit Baruah. Wasidur Rahman was the guest of honour. The meeting was addressed by Trailokya Gogoi, Biren Thakur, Jitul Rajkhowa, Nurul Sultan and others. In the meeting, the story collection, Swapnar Samahar composed by Wahid Ahmed, was released by Shah. The prizes of the literary competition on Abdul Malik�s literature were also given away.
Free textbooks: The distribution of free textbooks for the session of 2013 ceremonially started at the Dergaon Elementary Block recently. The distribution ceremony, organised by the Golaghat North Block Elementary Education, was held at the Dergaon Basic Training Centre Hostel.
The meeting held with noted educationist Jatindra Nath Neog in the chair was attended by Dergaon MLA Arati Hazarika Kachari and Golaghat ADC (Education) M Ahmed and moderated by Block Elementary Education Officer (BEEO) and Block Mission Coordinator Sojagjyoti Baruah.
A total of 45 schools received free textbooks at the ceremony. As many as other 183 schools were also scheduled to get books. According to the BEEO, about 15,600 students including 5,451 of Senior Basic Schools will get free textbooks. The meeting also urged all concerned to take necessary steps so that no private school should get the free textbooks.