GUWAHATI, Aug 31 - The 18th Mofizuddin Ahmed Hazarika Literary Awards competition � organised every year to provide a platform to young minds to showcase their literary and linguistic talent � was held at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra yesterday, stated a press release issued today.
DGP Kuladhar Saikia, Cotton University�s former Principal Dr Anil Kumar Goswami, actress Dr Malaya Goswami, litterateur-educationist Phanindra Deva Choudhury, President of the Mofizuddin Ahmed Hazarika Memorial Trust Anis Uz Zaman, the poet�s grandson Asad Zaman, and Nellie Ahmed Tanweer, founder and managing trustee of Maria�s Public School and the granddaughter of the poet were among the distinguished guests at the event.
This year�s competition was organised by Maria�s Public School from August 14 to 18. Competitions in Assamese and English creative writing and elocution, debate, quiz and storytelling were held among students to commemorate the birth anniversary of �Gyanmalini Kabi� late Mofizuddin Ahmed Hazarika. This year, 20 schools took part in the competition.
DGP Saikia, in his address, spoke about the importance of promotion of creative work among school children. The students of Maria�s Public School presented a cultural programme. The prizes were distributed after the cultural presentation.