Asam Sabha session comes alive with young talents.
GUWAHATI – The second day of the 8th special annual session of the Asam Sahitya Sabha was entirely dedicated to the children and young people as the Veterinary ground, Khanapara, the Sahityarathi Lakshminath Bezbaroa Kshetra, emerged as a platform for them to showcase their talent.
The apex literary body of the State over the years has introduced several new agendas to promote the sentiments of nationalism and love for Assamese language and culture among the young generation. One such programme, Kuhi was launched by Sabha president Imran Shah last year with the objective to tap the latent talent children from backward areas and provide them a platform.
On Sunday(2/2/2014), children from different parts of the State shared the dais along with other dignitaries under the Kuhi programme and held the audience captivated with their skill and confidence.
Justice (Retd) Mukundakam Sarma, who inaugurated the Kuhi session, lamented that many children in the country were deprived of their rights despite the government enacting many laws to ensure an ambience wherein children can prosper physically and mentally. Stressing that only happy children can make a society progressive, Sarma called upon all to help achieve this target to make every child happy.
“Children are the mirror of society. If they are not happy, there is something wrong in the society,” said Sarma.
Observing the present ills of the society, the former judge of the Supreme Court mentioned that such problems adversely affect the mental well being of the children and pointed out that to retain the innocence in children under the prevailing circumstances it is very important to initiate them to morality and the age-old values. “Efforts should be made to attract children to ethics-based teaching and I feel stories that have a moral lesson can serve this purpose,” he added.
Sarma also called upon the children to speak their mother tongue with correct pronunciation and to strive to acquire mastery over other languages like Hindi, the national language and English, the most popular international language.
The session for the young people, Ramdhenu was mainly dominated by college going students who showcased their talent in singing and dancing. Another session for women literary and cultural luminaries, Aakash was also held on the occasion.
Earlier, Ushahot Beliphool Phoole, an anthology of verses penned by 102 poets based in Guwahati was released by Imran Shah at the Asom Sahitya Utsav that was attended by representatives from different ethnic literary bodies. This collection of poetry is edited by Deva Prasad Talukdar.
Courtesy: by VOA team.