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Sahitya Sabha�s Laos prog postponed

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GUWAHATI, Feb 17 - The Biswa Asomiya Samaroh, organised by the Asam Sahitya Sabha, which was scheduled to be held in February-end in Laos, has been postponed due to the outbreak of coronavirus across the Asia.

Addressing a press conference here today, out-going president of the Sabha, Dr Paramananda Rajbongshi, said the event will be held after Rongali Bihu if the medical emergency situation comes under control.

Dr Rajbongshi also spoke about a seminar being organised by the Tribhuvan University, Nepal, in collaboration with the Sabha, in order to promote Charjya Pada, an ancient performing art form, which originated in Assam and is still practised by some artistes in Nepal. The seminar will be held on February 19 and 20 in Nepal under the aegis of Buddhism Study Department of the Tribhuvan University and in collaboration with Prasya Vidyarnaba Dr Maheswar Neog Asom Tattwa Gabeshana Sansthan of Asam Sahitya Sabha and Asam Nepali Sahitya Sabha.

The Sabha stated that the aim of the seminar is to reintroduce the ancient art form in the State for which a team of artistes from Assam will also take part in the two-day event. It is noteworthy that Charjya Pada is believed to be a juncture of various languages like Assamese, Bengali, Maithili, Bhojpuri, etc. A number of plenary sessions will be held in the seminar where artiste from Assam will undergo training too on the art form. Officials of Indian embassy in Nepal will also take part in the event.

The Sabha urged Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to support the mission to reintroduce the Charjya Pada art form in Assam. Moreover, based on the decisions taken in the delegation meet at the recently concluded Sualkuchi session of the Sabha, the out-going president of the literary body asked the State government to form a language advisory committee to implement Assamese as State language of Assam.

Dr Rajbongshi also said the newly-elected executive committee of the Sabha will take charge on April 5.

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Sahitya Sabha�s Laos prog postponed

GUWAHATI, Feb 17 - The Biswa Asomiya Samaroh, organised by the Asam Sahitya Sabha, which was scheduled to be held in February-end in Laos, has been postponed due to the outbreak of coronavirus across the Asia.

Addressing a press conference here today, out-going president of the Sabha, Dr Paramananda Rajbongshi, said the event will be held after Rongali Bihu if the medical emergency situation comes under control.

Dr Rajbongshi also spoke about a seminar being organised by the Tribhuvan University, Nepal, in collaboration with the Sabha, in order to promote Charjya Pada, an ancient performing art form, which originated in Assam and is still practised by some artistes in Nepal. The seminar will be held on February 19 and 20 in Nepal under the aegis of Buddhism Study Department of the Tribhuvan University and in collaboration with Prasya Vidyarnaba Dr Maheswar Neog Asom Tattwa Gabeshana Sansthan of Asam Sahitya Sabha and Asam Nepali Sahitya Sabha.

The Sabha stated that the aim of the seminar is to reintroduce the ancient art form in the State for which a team of artistes from Assam will also take part in the two-day event. It is noteworthy that Charjya Pada is believed to be a juncture of various languages like Assamese, Bengali, Maithili, Bhojpuri, etc. A number of plenary sessions will be held in the seminar where artiste from Assam will undergo training too on the art form. Officials of Indian embassy in Nepal will also take part in the event.

The Sabha urged Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to support the mission to reintroduce the Charjya Pada art form in Assam. Moreover, based on the decisions taken in the delegation meet at the recently concluded Sualkuchi session of the Sabha, the out-going president of the literary body asked the State government to form a language advisory committee to implement Assamese as State language of Assam.

Dr Rajbongshi also said the newly-elected executive committee of the Sabha will take charge on April 5.

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