GUWAHATI, Jan 30 � The educated younger generation, more particularly the half-educated girls, has been found to be totally unconcerned about the beauty, glory and grandeur of the Assamese language and they are causing incalculable harm to the original structural beauty of the language by introducing distortions, both in pronunciation and reckless incorporation of words from English and other Indian languages.
This observation was made by senior journalist DN Chakravartty, president of Kamrup Mahanagar Zila Sahitya Sabha, while presiding over the first foundation day of the Sabha celebrated at Satgaon near Narengi in the presence of a representative gathering on Sunday.
Inaugurating the function, linguist Dr Pramod Bhattacharya dwelt at length on the struggle made by the Assamese language to attain its present respectable status with rich contributions from different linguistic groups from the entire north-eastern region.
Dr Bhattacharya expressed the hope that the Kamrup Mahanagar Zila Sahitya Sabha would hold the torch of glory and development of Assamese language and literature to inspire the entire population of the State.
Addressing the function as chief guest, Jatin Goswami, linguist and freedom fighter, offered suggestion to guide the younger generation of writers to express their noble sentiments through correct and beautiful language.
Prafulla Barman, president of the Satgaon Sahitya Sabha, while welcoming the guests, stressed the need for enlisting the cooperation of different linguistic communities for enrichment of Assamese language and literature.
Geetali Baruah, film actress and writer, addressed the function as special guest. Dhanada Pathak, wife of Rameswar Pathak, and Basanta Patgiri presented Kamrupi Lokageet. Runumee Devi presented Rabha Sangeet.
Umesh Bhattacharya, secretary, Satgaon Sahitya Sabha, offered the vote of thanks.
Earlier, Hemen Talukdar, vice-president of Kamrup Mahanagar Zila Sahitya Sabha, unfurled the Sabha flag with a short speech.
Khirod Khaklari, Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee, inaugurated the competition of folk songs while social worker Atul Chandra Choudhury lighted the ceremonial lamp and paid tributes to past literary stalwarts of the State.