RANGIYA, Jan 24: The experienced and worldly wise elderly population have a pivotal role to play in guiding and inspiring our new generation as how to uphold the sanctity of our rich tradition, culture, language and literature.
The above was observed by Dr Kula Saikia, president of Asam Sahitya Sabha while addressing a symposium on feelings about our own state and new generation after the open session held on the occasion of the 29th Jatiya Chetana Divas and martyr Kanaklata Baruah Memorial award-giving ceremony organised by Sodou Asom Lekhika Samaroh Samiti at Rangiya HS School premises today.
“We definitely have to share our experiences and guide the new generation in a positive way instead of blaming them for being glued to other forms of culture or language. It is our responsibility to make them realise their duty towards their own language, culture and the like,” he said.
Dr Saikia also spoke about the digital media platforms and how they were working better to make a literary web connecting genuine creations by many our young and budding writers.
“Asam Sahitya Sabha has undertaken the process of increasing new members and showcasing the rich creations through the digital media platform, including social media and other forms of web media,” the president of the state’s apex literary body said, adding that many new projects are in the pipeline by Sahitya Sabha for uplift of Assamese literature and culture.”
Complementing the women writers of the state, Dr Saikia felt that there should be an endeavour to highlight their strong points and encourage all those women who toil day and night to serve their families by going to the paddy fields and farm lands as part of tradition of our rich Assamese culture.
Later, Dr Saikia urged everyone present to joint hands and strive to take our rich culture, tradition and literary works to other parts of the globe through literary and such other such creations.
Darpana Bora Neog, vice-president of Sodou Asom Lekhika Samaroh Samiti, besides noted litterateur Dr Lina Deka also addressed the symposium. The session was presided over by Dr Charu Saharia Nath, president of Sodou Asom Lekhika Samaroh Samiti. It was inaugurated by Subarna Saikia, working president of the said body. Gauri Prava Mahanta, president of Rangiya unit of Lekhika Samaroh Samiti delivered the welcome address.
Earlier, Nilima Deka, founder president of Rangiya unit of the writers’ body lit the ceremonial lamp before the portrait of martyr Kanaklata followed by Sufia Begum, founder vice president. The flag was hoisted by president Dr Charu Saharia Nath.
Later, coinciding with the occasion, freedom fighters Kamala Barman and Bimalasen Deka were awarded with the martyr Kanaklata Baruah Memorial Award for 2020 followed by release of a souvenir by Dr Charu Saharia Nath. A number of delegates, members and invited dignitaries related to the state women writers’ body attended the day-long programme.