UDALGURI, Aug 22 - The Udalguri district committee of Asom Nepali Sahitya Sabha recently observed Nepali Sahitya Divash at the AAGSU office here with a day-long agenda.
The programme got under way with the ANSS flag being hoisted by Gayatri Bhattarai, president of the district committee of the literary organisation while Ram Upadhyaya, general secretary of Udalguri district committee of ANSS anchored the literary discourse on the occasion.
Rudra Baral, general secretary of the central committee of ANSS delivered his keynote address as chief guest and highlighted various activities of the literary organisation in recent times. He also came down heavily on the State Government for not appointing Nepali language teachers in schools and colleges of the State having a majority of Nepali-speaking students and also appealed to appoint TET- qualified Nepali-speaking teachers having Nepali as Modern Indian Language (MIL).
The literary discourse on the occasion was conducted by Mohan Rawat, general secretary of Udalguri anchalik committee of ANSS where more than 30 junior and senior writers and poets of Udalguri district, including Sahitya Akademi awardee �Chanda Kavi� Chabilal Upadhyaya, Pushpadhar Sarmah, RR Sapkota, Indra Sivakoti, Ram Upadhyaya, Baidyanath Upadhyaya, among many others, participated.
Earlier, the sraddhanjali programme was held to pay floral tributes to Bharat Ratna Atal Behari Vajpayee where a few poems on Vajpayee were recited by the poets present.
Cheli publication: Nepali periodical Cheli will be published on September 16 next in sync with the second edition of Teej Mahotsav.
A decision to this effect was taken at a public meeting organised by the Udalguri anchalik committee of Asom Nepali Sahitya Sabha (ANSS) on Sunday at Golmagaon High School premises.
The meeting, held with Kalpana Chetry, president of the literary organisation, also unanimously resolved to celebrate the Teej festival, a popular cultural festival of Nepali women, on September 16 with pomp and gaiety.