HAILAKANDI, Nov 20 � Under the auspices of the National Mission for Manuscripts, a lecture on the importance of manuscripts in the study of history with special reference to south Assam was held at the auditorium of Hailakandi Women�s College on Sunday.
The lecture was organised by the mission in collaboration with the Barak Upatyaka Banga Sahitya O Sanskriti Sanmilan. The Deputy Commissioner of Hailakandi, Samsher Singh inaugurated it by lighting the lamp. The inaugural session of the lecture was presided over by the president of the sanmilan, Nitish Bhattacharjee and was addressed by the former Vice- Chancellor of Assam University, Dr Tapadhir Bhattacharjee, researcher Dr Amalendu Bhattacharjee, principal of Women�s College, Bijoy Kumar Dhar and general secretary of the governing body of the college, Ashok Duttagupta, Dr Paritosh Chandra Dutta among others. They stressed the need of preserving old manuscripts for the future generation. They urged the people to submit old rare manuscripts to the resource centre of the Manuscript Mission at GC College in Silchar. They said that the old manuscripts are national property and everybody should cooperate to preserve it.