Appeal to adopt Assamese language as lingua franca in NE.
TANGLA, 21 Nov 2016 :) "The passing of the Assamese Language
Bill in the Assam Legislative Assembly while Bishnu Ram Medhi was
the Chief Minister of Assam, without consulting a few great tribal
leaders of Assam who used to speak in Assamese language in the Assam
Assembly, was one of the causes for which Assamese language lost the
faith of non-Assamese tribal leaders
during the 60s," said Dr Paramananda Rajbongshi, secretary general of Axam Xahitya Xabha (AXX) at the concluding session of the silver jubilee celebration of Kendukalai Sahitya Samaj, a branch of AXX, at Kalaigaon recently.
Dr Rajbongshi, in his speech as the chief guest of the open session, also appealed to all the people of Assam to adopt Assamese language as the lingua franca in Northeast India. The
open session was presided over by Abul Hussain, president of Kendukalai Sahitya Samaj, Kalaigaon.
Jagadish Sarkar, EM, BTC and Gurujyoti Das, MLA of Mangaldai, attended the concluding open session as the distinguished guests. A souvenir Kendukalai was also released on the
occasion by Dr Manju Devi Pegu, Head of the Assamese department, Cotton College. Several books were also released on the occasion written by Mahendra Saikia, Chandana Deka, Sashi Prabha Devi and Mahibul Hoque. The cultural evening was inaugurated by Bonjar Daimari, EM,BTC where several distinguished singers of Assam, including Pulak Banerjee, Kanika Bhattacharjee, Sangita Borthakur, Rintimoni Deka, Malabika Bora, Pranjal Sarma and Prashanta Rajkhowa sang several songs much to the delight of the people present. Famed classical dancer Bhanu Saharia Deka of Mangaldai and her troupe performed on the occasion too.
by VOA team