NALBARI, Dec 26 - Speaking as chief guest in a programme held at Gopal Bazar of Nalbari town to inagurate a Sahitya Kandari Smriti Soudh on Friday evening, Asam Sahitya Sabha president Kuladhar Saikia said that the state�s apex literary body has taken steps to digitalise important and popular books written in Assamese so that the new generation can easily read them on screen. The president of Asam Sahitya Sabha felt that the new generation should be adequately empowered so that they may lead the society in the near future. In this context the Sabha has already welcomed the young generation to its platform, he maintained.
The Sahitya Sabha chief said that the situation cannot act as a hurdle to achieve common good. The Sahitya Kandari Smriti Soudh where the faces of four former presidents of Asam Sahitya Sabha, namely Bihagi Kabi Raghunath Choudhary, Nandantattik Trailokya Nath Goswami, Asomiya Abhidhan Praneta Giridhar Sarma, Sangbad Surya Kanak Sen Deka and the founder secretary of the Sabha Sarat Chandra Goswami was inaugurated by the MLA of Nalbari Legislative Assembly Constituency, Ashok Sarma.
In his speech, Sarma said that the Sahitya Kandari Smriti Soudh was constructed with funds from the MLA�s local area development scheme.
He also assured to construct the statue of Jivan Silpi Adya Sarma in Nalbari town within February next.The meeting was addressed, among others, by Pramod Kalita, secretary of Assam Publication Board, Pranjal Sen Deka, Editor of Dainik Agradoot, and Dhrubajyoti Sarma, president of Nalbari Jilla Sahitya Sabha.
The Soudh, it may be mentioned, was given shape by sculptor Manjit Kalita.