Skip to content Skip to navigation

“Assamese language had to pay price for political blunder”:Sabha secretary

The passing of Assamese Language Bill in Assam Legislative Assembly while late 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 Assam Assembly had been one of the causes for which Assamese language lost the faith of non Assamese tribal leaders during sixty’s”,so said Dr.Paramananda Rajbongshi, secretary of Asom Xahitya Xobha at the concluding session of the silver jubilee celebration of Kendukalai Sahitya Samaj,a branch of Asom Xahitya Xobha at Kalaigaon on November 19.Dr.Rajbongshi in his speech as the chief guest of the open session also appealed all the people of Assam to adopt Assamese language as the languafranka in North East India.The open session was presided over by Abul Hussain,president of Kendukalai Sahitya Samaj,Kalaigaon.Jagadish Sarkar,EM,BTC;Gurujyoti Das,MLA,Mangaldai attended the concluding open session as the distinguished guests.A souvenir “Kendukalai” was aslo released on the occasion by Dr.Manju Devi Pegu, HOD, Assamese department, Cotton College,Guwahati.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,Prashanta Rajkhowa sang several songs to much delight of the people present.India famed classical dancer Bhanu Saharia Deka of Mangaldai and her troupe performed a few spectacular Xatria classical items on the occasion too.It needs mention that Bhanu Saharia Deka has been working hard on taking Xatria culture in the international level. Mukut Sarma and Dibyajyoti Barua, secretaries of the organising committee offered vote of thanks at the end.

Comments

Sandeep Langthasa's picture

I would prefer Hindi & English than Assamese language as a lingua franca in Assam.

Pages

Add new comment

Random Stories

Political hazard in Assam

30 Jun 2008 - 7:58pm | editor
Corrupt practices by politicians are not a new phenomenon. It can be conceded that it has begun from the colonial era. But it took a wide shape in post colonial period. From the very date of freedom...

Hajj pilgrims meet at Udalguri and Darrang

11 Jul 2017 - 11:50am | Shajid Khan
The Darrang district Haj committee organised two day orientation training programme for Hajj pilgrims of Darrang and Udalguri ahead of this year's 'Haj' to Mecca at District library,Mangaldai on July...

Naga rebels caught in Namtula

20 May 2018 - 10:16am | Akshaya Pranab Kalita
Namrup: Upper Assam has become a safe den for a section of rebel elements who often keep mongering trouble in many areas. Apart from ULFA-I rebels, some NSCN(U) activists have been moving in...

Veteran journalist Tilak Hazarika hospitalized

20 Sep 2016 - 10:26am | AT News
Veteran Assamese editor-journalist Tilak Hazarika was hospitalized on Monday night at GNRC hospital (Dispur campus) following brain hemorrhage. According to the hospital source, his condition remains...

Other Contents by Author

  The visit of the newly appointed Darrang DC Ashok Kumar Barman to the historic Raghunath Kuwnori xatra on September 3 recently was widely appreciated by the public.It is noteworthy that a day-long programme organised by Sipajhar College at its adopted village N0.1 Bijulibari underway when the DC dropped in.The programme began with a ‘Swacchata Abhiyan’ by the volunteers of the NSS and the volunteers from the village. At the meeting presided over by Dr Pradip Ch Deka, the Principal of Sipajhar College, the DC lauded the efforts of the college to bring the public and the administration closer.DC Barman in his friendly and informal interaction with the public and the students and...
The teachers are the torch bearers of the society.Their intellectual pursuits help their students to achieve goal. Now, since we are in the competitive world, the young generation will have to study hard to meet the challenge and the teachers should make their students to cultivate a competitive mind to meet the target. This was observed by Rihon Daimari, Minister, Food and Civil Supplies and PHE of Assam while addressing a congregation of working and retired teachers here at the conference hall of inspector of schools of Udalguri district circle here at Udalguri town today.The minister,who is also the local MLA addressed the assembly of teachers as the chief guest on the occasion of the...
Protesting against sharp price rise of essential commodities in the country,more than five hundred people mostly woman staged dharna in front of Kalaigaon Revenue Circle Office today on September 2 at 11 am on the day of Bharat Bandh.The protesters blocked the main gate of Kalaigaon Revenue Circle Office preventing government officials and employees including Additional Deputy Commissioner Udalguri. Police had to arrest all the protesters numbering more than five hundred to clear the entrance.They were taken to Kalaigaon police station campus after their detention for the day. Vehicular traffic were off the road,but shops and educational institutions remained open.
 The National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) Udalguri district will be held on September 14 at Golmagaon High School at Udalguri. This has been stated by Sadhana Hojai,DC,Udalguri who is also the president of NCSC DOC(District Organising Committee) Udalguri district.Udalguri district administration and office of the Inspector of Schools, Udalguri have already directed heads of more than hundred government educational institutions to offer help and support to children,students and teachers willing to present science projects at the ensuing district level Children’s Science Congress.It needs mention that Assam Science Technology and Environment Council, Guwahati has been supervising...
A citizens’ meet on Thursday unanimously demanded disbanding of the Rhino Horns Verification Committee, recently formed by the Government of Assam, as in its opinion, the committee is out to legalize all irregularities by those involved in killing and poaching of rhinos and selling their horns.Held at Guwahati Press Club and jointly organized by Nature’s Beckon and the Journalists’ Forum, Assam (JFA), the meeting also demanded of the authorities to make public the total number of horns from the rhinos naturally dead and those recovered after being killed by the poachers. But this number too must be arrived at after putting each and every horn to forensic tests. Presided over by...
In a sensational incident miscreants kidnapped a father and his two sons from their residence at Udmari village near Kalaigaon town last night on August 30.According to information a nine member group of Bodo youths on motorcycles arrived at the house of Jona Ram Tamuli,the government gaonbura of No.2 Kalaigaon at around 12.30 am. Immediately after their arrival they started asking about secret treasure supposedly belonged to ULFA.They ordered the family members to hand over the ULFA treasure which they had allegedly found during JCB excavation in Sibasagar district some years back. Finding no clue or answer they forcefully picked up gaonbura Jona Ram Tamuli (60), his two sons namely -...
As per the first 100 days programme of the Science and Technology Department, Govt. of Assam, a three-day-long programme “Grooming and Mentoring of Students by Science & Mathematics Facilitators” was held at Sipajhar B.J. Girls’ High School, Darrang duringAugust 17-19. The programme was organized by Science & Technology Division of Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) in collaboration with Sipajhar B.J. Girls’ High School. The programme aimed to motivate the students to explore science and mathematics with simplicity, fun and out of the rigid framework of textbooks and show them career and opportunities in the field of science, technology and innovation.The...
Mahendra Saikia a renowned social worker of Kalaigaon has been sad now a days in his eighties.His dream of a peaceful and corruption free society has been shattered.Very recently he has been awarded with the “Chief Minister’s best Community Action Award for Development /2016” on the occasion of 70th Independence Day.When asked his feelings on receiving the award,Mahendra Saikia just expressed his anguish at present day social degradation.Speaking to this correspondent Saikia said that political promises were made only for power and such promises never materialised.”Political leaders and members of other social organisations lack good education and wisdom”, he regrets.Speaking on...
Kaziranga Wildlife Society (KWS)held its annual Nature Conservation Day in memory of its founder president Padmashree Robin Banerjee at the pensioners Bhawan at Chandmari in Guwahati on August 12.On the occasion the KWS Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to JFMC forest of Bhairabkunda (Gedsimani Forest) in Udalguri district.The JFMC comprising local vill;agers were instrumental in transforming a vast stretch of barren land (5500 bighas) into a green forest which today sheltres wide ranging wildlife.Delivering key note address on wildlife in urban areas of Assam,writter and conservationist Dr.Anowaruddin Choudhury said that the so called man animal conflict conflict was actually a...
Media fraternity of Udalguri district remembered late Kamala Saikia on his twenty fifth deat anniversary at Udalguri on August 9 with day long programme.Udalguri District Journalists' Union in association with Udalguri district administration organized the memorial ceremony at Udalguri Press Club premises at 10 am.The ceremony started with the hoisting of UDJU flag followed by offering floral tribute to the image of late Saikia.The memorial day meeting was held at 11.30 am to discuss role of the departed journalist in fighting against injustice done to innocent people of the society which was presided over by Jayanta Kumar Das,president of UDJU.Dilip Kumar Barua,secretary of the union in...