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Sabha submits memo to CM on ways to boost employment, upgrade education

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JORHAT, Nov 1 - Asam Sahitya Sabha has recently launched a story-telling programme for children under the name �Aitar hadhu radiote hunu buli� with an aim to enable children develop their language skills, ideas and values.

This was disclosed by Asam Sahitya Sabha president Dr Kuladhar Saikia during his interaction with newspersons at the Chandrakanta Handiqui Bhawan, central office of the Sabha, here on Sunday.

Saikia was here to chair the first full-fledged executive meeting of the new committee of Asam Sahitya Sabha, headed by him for the 2020-22 term that assumed charge at the 75th biennial conference of the literary body held at Sualkuchi earlier this year.

Saikia, a former State DGP and a well-known writer and Sahitya Akademi awardee, said that the Asam Sahitya Sabha in collaboration with Guwahati Radio Centre had undertaken an initiative targetted for children in recent times.

Saikia informed that the apex literary body of the State provides the stories published by the Sabha to the radio centre and the latter develops the same in a dramatic form and subsequently broadcasts the stories.

He said that the Sabha has also provided stories belonging to various tribes, sub-tribes, ethnic groups of Assam to the radio centre to be used in the story-telling sessions.

The Sabha president said that story-telling was a lovely medium to reach out to minds of children for enhancing language skill, ideas and values.

�Our aim is to make the children understand that we are residing in a beautiful and diverse world which is very well reflected in North East region in general and Assam in particular,� Saikia observed.

Saikia further said that the Sabha always has been offering its views on the key problems and issues of the State and in this regard recently a delegation of literary organisations called on Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

He said that the delegation offered the Sabha�s views and suggestions on employment and measures that could be initiated in Assamese and other language-medium schools of the State for enhancement of the education sector. Saikia said that the kind of role the Government should play in implementing the new education policy was mentioned in a memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister.

He informed that the Sabha delegation also met the Assam Public Service Committee chairman Pallab Bhattacharyya, a former IPS officer, and urged him to introduce an Assamese compulsory paper in the examination conducted by the APSC.

The Sabha chief said that the literary body has welcomed the initiative undertaken by a section of Assamese people residing outside the State and abroad in opening virtual schools to teach Assamese language to their children. He informed that one such school in Canada and another in Mumbai were opened recently and the Sabha supports such endeavours.

Replying to a query over the recent row over a call by a legislator setting up of a museum under the name of a particular community residing in riverine areas, Saikia said that the Assamese entity was a strong one having a vast treasure trove of precious culture, languages, heritage and art.

�No comments like the one that was given recently by a politician which led to a row could have any impact on the great and ancient Assamese culture and heritage having immense depth,� Saikia said.

He said that the Sabha will stay away from giving any statement on comments made by anybody for political gain. Saikia added that the organisation led by him will try to strengthen the Assamese society and carry forward the State by taking together all sections of the society.

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Sabha submits memo to CM on ways to boost employment, upgrade education

JORHAT, Nov 1 - Asam Sahitya Sabha has recently launched a story-telling programme for children under the name �Aitar hadhu radiote hunu buli� with an aim to enable children develop their language skills, ideas and values.

This was disclosed by Asam Sahitya Sabha president Dr Kuladhar Saikia during his interaction with newspersons at the Chandrakanta Handiqui Bhawan, central office of the Sabha, here on Sunday.

Saikia was here to chair the first full-fledged executive meeting of the new committee of Asam Sahitya Sabha, headed by him for the 2020-22 term that assumed charge at the 75th biennial conference of the literary body held at Sualkuchi earlier this year.

Saikia, a former State DGP and a well-known writer and Sahitya Akademi awardee, said that the Asam Sahitya Sabha in collaboration with Guwahati Radio Centre had undertaken an initiative targetted for children in recent times.

Saikia informed that the apex literary body of the State provides the stories published by the Sabha to the radio centre and the latter develops the same in a dramatic form and subsequently broadcasts the stories.

He said that the Sabha has also provided stories belonging to various tribes, sub-tribes, ethnic groups of Assam to the radio centre to be used in the story-telling sessions.

The Sabha president said that story-telling was a lovely medium to reach out to minds of children for enhancing language skill, ideas and values.

�Our aim is to make the children understand that we are residing in a beautiful and diverse world which is very well reflected in North East region in general and Assam in particular,� Saikia observed.

Saikia further said that the Sabha always has been offering its views on the key problems and issues of the State and in this regard recently a delegation of literary organisations called on Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

He said that the delegation offered the Sabha�s views and suggestions on employment and measures that could be initiated in Assamese and other language-medium schools of the State for enhancement of the education sector. Saikia said that the kind of role the Government should play in implementing the new education policy was mentioned in a memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister.

He informed that the Sabha delegation also met the Assam Public Service Committee chairman Pallab Bhattacharyya, a former IPS officer, and urged him to introduce an Assamese compulsory paper in the examination conducted by the APSC.

The Sabha chief said that the literary body has welcomed the initiative undertaken by a section of Assamese people residing outside the State and abroad in opening virtual schools to teach Assamese language to their children. He informed that one such school in Canada and another in Mumbai were opened recently and the Sabha supports such endeavours.

Replying to a query over the recent row over a call by a legislator setting up of a museum under the name of a particular community residing in riverine areas, Saikia said that the Assamese entity was a strong one having a vast treasure trove of precious culture, languages, heritage and art.

�No comments like the one that was given recently by a politician which led to a row could have any impact on the great and ancient Assamese culture and heritage having immense depth,� Saikia said.

He said that the Sabha will stay away from giving any statement on comments made by anybody for political gain. Saikia added that the organisation led by him will try to strengthen the Assamese society and carry forward the State by taking together all sections of the society.

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