KALIABOR, Feb 4 � The five-day 73rd biennial session of the Asam Sahitya Sabha concluded at Mouchanda Pathar here today.
The concluding day�s session began with a convention � �Role of Folk Literature in Introducing the History of Assam for the Pre-medieval Period�. It was followed by another convention � �The Guru-Shishya (Teacher-Student) Tradition and Indian Philosophy�.
Later, the newly elected president of the Sabha Dr Dhrubajyoti Bora presided over the second and final open sessions of the literary fest, where Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was present as the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said the Sabha is the nerve centre of the greater Assamese society and has a greater role to play in guiding the society.
�No society can sustain without a vibrant literature, art and culture, and that is why the role of the apex literary body is immense,� he said.
�This is an era of globalisation and thrust should also be given to providing exposure to quality literary works around the world through translation,� Gogoi said.
He assured the Sabha that the government would do everything possible to make the centenary celebration of the literary body in 2017 in Sivasagar, a grand affair.
The Sabha also urged the Chief Minister to effectively implement the Assam Official Language Act.
Chief Minister Gogoi, who handed over a cheque of Rs 5 lakh to the Sabha, was accompanied by Member of Parliament from Kaliabor Gaurav Gogoi and Minister Rakibul Hussain.
As usual, thousands of enthusiastic people thronged the venue on the final day of the biennial session.