BARPETA, May 16 - Sarukshetri Kabi Sanmilan, a unit of the Asom Kabi Sanmilan, organised a poets� meet at Baniyakuchi in Barpeta district on May 12 which was attended by more than 50 poets.
The meet was conducted by veteran poet Jugajyoti Das.
Pinu Barman, president of the Sarukshetri Kabi Sanmilan, said there were hundreds of new poets in Barpeta district but most of them have not yet been introduced to readers. The readers of the region have also been deprived of the scholastic writings by the veterans. The Sanmilan has been trying to introduce both these groups by providing a common platform.
The programme started with lighting of lamps by Baikuntha Pathak, social worker and former vice president of the Bharati Adhyayan Chakra, the Sarthebari unit of the Asam Sahitya Sabha.
A chorus �Ami Asomiya Nohou Dukhia�, the popular patriotic poem written by Sahityarathi Lakshminath Bezbaroa, was presented by a group under the guidance of music director Dibakar Deka.
More than 50 poets including veterans like Prashanta Kumar Das, Pranabjyoti Goswami, Kamlesh Baishya, Jugjyoti Das, Dhiman Barman, Tafikur Rahman, Leeladhar Pathak, Babita Sarma, Anupam Aniruddha Talukdar, Mina Talukdar, Binoda Pathak Deka, Babul Banikya, Pinu Barman, Dipankar Deka, Diplina Dutta and Lakshi Pathak recited their self-composed poems.
Bhargis Barman, a seven-year-old child, recited a poem by Nabakanta Baruah.
Dr Madhurjyamandit Baruah, head of Assamese at Krishnaguru Adhyatmik Visvavidyalaya and an expert in literature and literary history, said that poetry was the translation of senses of the poets. He said that many poems of great poets that have not been published have the potential to set a mark in the history of Assamese literature. Terming the poets �angels�, Baruah said that poets only can see the three domains � heaven, earth and hell.