BONGAIGAON, July 10 � The Asam Sahitya Sabha president Imran Shah unveiled the bust of �Rasaraj� Lakshminath Bezbaroa at the Bongaigaon College on Tuesday in connection with the golden jubilee celebration of the college and spoke on his contribution in Assamese literature in a specially-organised oration session on �Sahityarathi� Bezbaroa, who is also known as the �Victor Hugo of Assamese Literature�.
While speaking on Bezbaroa, Imran Shah said that the bard often used the word �flute� in his writing which indicated his weakness towards the musical instrument.
On the other hand, vice president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha, Dr Parmananda Rajbongshi supported learning of English along with Assamese so as to adjust and communicate in globalised society.
Sculptor Biren Singh made the metal bust of Bezbaroa at a cost of Rs 1.8 lakh. It is the Bongaigaon College which has earned the opportunity to set the bust of Bezbaroa first in the State.
A total eight books, written by local writers, and journals of the Assamese department of the college were released by the president and the vice president of Asam Sahitya Sabha, the apex literary body of the State in the same programme.
Before the oration, artist Lok Nath Goswami sang a few songs to convey the strong literary sense of Bezbaroa.