GUWAHATI, April 17 � Sankar Jyoti, an Assamese daily edited by veteran journalist DN Chakravartty, was formally released at Guwahati Press Club today by the chairman of the Srimanta Sankardev Sangha, Rajanikanta Dutta.
Attending the meeting held under the presidentship of litterateur Dr Lakshmi Nandan Bora, Dutta stressed the need for unity and understanding among different sections of society in the State. He also mentioned that in the present critical situation the Assamese people could look for salvation only by drawing inspiration from the noble teachings of the great social reformer of Assam, Sankardaev.
Editor Chakravartty said that although the Assamese people had been confronted with gigantic problems including the massive cross-border infiltration from Bangladesh, they could confidently overcome all hurdles and vicissitudes having full reliance on the path shown by Sankardev.
The general secretary of the Sangha, Babul Bora also addressed the meeting.
Dr Lakshmi Nanda Bora, in his presidential address, described Sankardev as the most shining figure in the entire history of Assamese people. He said that a community truly devoted to the ideals of Sankardev should not be apprehensive of losing their linguistic and religious identity.
The associate editor of the Sankar Jyoti, Niren Goswami explained the purpose of the function.
The proprietor of the Bohagi Publication House, Madhuram Deka, offered the vote of thanks.