DULIAJAN, March 3 - The newly-built office building of Duliajan Sahitya Sabha at the Old Bus Stand area of the township was inaugurated recently. Regarded as one of the active literary organisations of upper Assam, the Duliajan Sahitya Sabha�s new office building was inaugurated by the former Resident Chief Executive of Oil India LTD, Pranjit Deka.
In this connection, an inaugural meeting was held which was presided over by the president of Duliajan Sahitya Sabha Aditya Goswami. The objective of the meeting was explained by general secretary, Jadumoni Dutta. In his inaugural speech, Pranjit Deka became nostalgic about the transformation of Duliajan oil township from the 1980�s to the present day. He spoke about how he participated in the infrastructural development of the oil township.
A book release event was also organised where three books of the translation project of Asam Sahitya Sabha were released. The Assamese translation of Somerset Maugham�s Of Human Bondage by Jeevan Goswami, Dostoevsky�s The Gambler by Pallabi Baruah, Rabindra Nath Tagore�s Galpoguccha by Padma Tamuly were formally released by the former president of Asam Sahitya Sabha Paramananda Rajbongshi and Pranjit Deka.
Oil India Ltd has granted Rs 50 lakh for the translation project of Asam Sahitya Sabha. The Sabha has utilised the first installment of the fund amounting to Rs 20 lakh for the project till now. Dr Paramananda Rajbongshi in his speech stressed on the importance of establishing model schools through the schemes of Adarsha Vidyalaya to protect the Assamese language for the future generations of Assam. He praised the efforts and contributions made by Oil India Ltd to strengthen Assamese language and literature.
In the felicitation programme, recently announced Sahitya Akademi award winner for translation Dr Naba Kumar Handique, former RCE Pranjit Deka, former secretaries of Duliajan Sahitya Sabha Dhwajendu Hazarika and Atul Chandra Hazarika were honoured by the Duliajan Sahitya Sabha.
Aditya Goswami in his presidential address thanked the contributions made by Oil India Ltd and especially Pranjit Deka, in the last five months which has been fruitful in constructing the office building of Duliajan Sahitya Sabha. The foundation stone of the office building was laid on September 27.
Noted novelist Dhiren Baruah, newly-selected Director (Operations) Pankaj Goswami, former president of Asom Kavi Sanmilan Nilakanta Saikia, ex-vice president of Asam Sahitya Sabha Bhupen Saikia, Dilip Kumar Bhuyan, General Manager, Public Affairs, OIL, Tridiv Hazarika, DGM, Public Affairs department, OIL, Dr Satyakam Barthakur, Director of Journalism and Mass Communication study centre, Dibrugarh University, Bipul Deuri, secretary of the translation project of Asam Sahitya Sabha, Chandan Sarma, secretary, Asam Sahitya Sabha were present in the meeting among other dignitaries.