RANGIYA, Dec 27 - Noted litterateur and senior IPS officer, Kula Saikia, was publicly felicitated at a function held under the aegis of Swar Gosthi, a drama, literary and socio-cultural development body of the locality, by more than 30 different organisations besides individuals of the locality, at the Raijmel Krishak Swahid Bhavan premises on Friday, for being honoured with the Sahitya Akademi award in Assamese literature 2015 for his book Akashar Chhabi Aru Anyanya Galpa.
Saikia was felicitated with a citation, a traditional Assamese sarai and a gamosa by the organizing body. Various speakers recalled his early life as a student of the Rangiya Boys� High School, his endeavour in the formation of the Rangiya Semonia Sahitya Chora and later his career as a senior Assam Police officer. The award has brought honour not only to his hometown Rangiya but also to the entire State as a whole, they said.
Other organizations and individuals of the locality also felicitated him. Saikia, in his speech, recollecting his childhood days recalled the benefit of reading many good books, the stored knowledge of which paved the way to his present literary creations. �We need to introspect, our mind and soul should be able to perceive the happenings all around, which form the plots for stories and literary works. I followed this method,� he said, adding that creativity is a prime requirement to be able to write stories. He further stated, �For the younger generation to be successful in life, things like the place, school, college or the facilities don�t exactly matter, but what matters is that the right atmosphere is provided to them and they with their own creativity should harness their hidden potential. Blaming our juniors and the children all the time for their wrongdoings, will only restrict the creativity of their brains,� Saikia said, thanking Swar Gosthi and all the others for honouring him in such a manner. Saikia�s only son and a PG student of the Delhi School of Economics, Aranyak Saikia also spoke on the occasion.