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Meet on State language from today

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 24 � The Asam Sahitya Sabha is holding a two-day convention on implementation of State Language and making learning of vernaculars compulsory in the schools up to the 12th standard. The convention is being held in the city on May 25 and 26.

According to a Sabha press release, the State Government has failed to keep the assurance it gave to a joint delegation comprising representatives of the Sabha, Bodo Sahitya Sabha, Rabha Sahitya Sabha, Dimasa Sahitya Sabha, Mising Sahitya Sabha and Deuri Sahitya Sabha on implementation of State Language and making vernaculars compulsory in the schools, on June 9, 2012.

The State Government assured the delegation that a small committee would be set up to examine the issues relating to implementation of State Language and vernaculars. But that committee is yet to come into being, alleged the Sabha in a press release.

The repeated pleas of the Sabha before the Chief Minister, the State�s Council of Ministers and the legislators of the State to implement State Language and vernaculars fell on deaf ears. Hence, the Sabha is compelled to hold the above convention to chalk out an action plan on the issues. The Sabha will involve the other national organisations in finalising the resolutions adopted in the convention.

The Sabha is also organising a special function on the songs of Sahityarathi Lakshminath Bezbaroa at 6:30 pm of May 26 at the Rabindra Bhawan here. Asam Kalatirtha, State Directorate of Cultural Affairs and Numaligarh Refinery Ltd are also associated with this venture. Noted artistes Khagen Mahanta, Sudakshina Sarma, Pulak Banerjee, Manyotsna Mahanta, Tarali Sarma, Dikhu, Jayprakash Medhi, Anindita Paul, Mitali Dey, Dilip Das, Rupankita Papari Sarma, Kumar Dipak Das, among others, will perform in the function, said the Sabha.

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