TINSUKIA, Dec 2 - The week-long Tinsukia Book Fair organised jointly by the Tinsukia branch of the Asam Sahitya Sabha, Tinsukia District Students� Union (TDSU) and Tinsukia Development Authority at Chaliha Nagar was formally inaugurated by renowned litterateur Joy Kanta Gondhia on Tuesday.
While appreciating the organisers for staging such a noble task, Gondhia stated in his speech that there was no alternative to books for gathering knowledge. The litterateur stated that there was no greater pleasure than reading a book and everybody should enjoy those moments. The importance of books for the development of science, culture, literature etc., is always there and would continue in the future also, he added.
The inaugural function was also marked by the hoisting of the flags of the Asam Sahitya Sabha and the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) by Prabin Bora, president, Tinsukia branch of Asam Sahitya Sabha and Md Tarique, president, TDSU respectively. The smriti tarpan programme was initiated by Pulak Chetia, vice-president, AASU. The inaugural function was attended by Pranab Baruah, chairman, Tinsukia Development Authority besides other dignitaries. The book fair will conclude on December 8.