Dr Gohain delivers talk on children literature.
Guwahati, Assam [May 2015]
The Pallabi Baruah Bhuyan Foundation on Wednesday felicitated upcoming
writer Julie Baruah, who is a familiar name for the people of Assam
not only for her creativity but also for her dauntless spirit.
The Foundation also presented Rs 20,000 to Julie as a mark of appreciation. The honour was bestowed on the budding writer for her book Bijayini that captures her own struggle and courage to cope with life in the wake of an accident. Julie lost both her hands in an accident that occurred while she was a student of the Cotton College.
Extending her gratitude to the organisers, Julie said that such an honour will inspire her to devote more time and energy to pursue her creative endeavours. Expressing that life is the greatest teacher, Julie said that she learned about optimism and faith from life. "From my personal life I have realised that without hope and faith we cannot live. These are the most important aspects of life that can help us overcome all the hurdles," mentioned Julie. Making a philosophical observation of life, Julie said that life of mankind is a process of loss in every stage. But every loss brings something more significant and meaningful.
It needs to be mentioned here that Julie is a source of inspiration for all who have faced a similar situation. Her determination and fighting spirit has not only changed the course of her life lending a beauty to her existence, but has also motivated others to continue with their journey braving the challenges.
On the other hand, the Pallabi Baruah Bhuyan memorial lecture was delivered by Dr Hiren Gohain. Dr Gohain spoke on the topic of children literature and dwelt at length on the tradition of story telling. He made his observation on the growth and development of the genre of story across the globe, highlighting the changes that came into this genre during various period of history. He also mentioned that story telling is integral to the living of communities and that this predominantly oral form of literature undergoes changes when captured in the written form.
Courtesy: by VOA Team