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International Book fair begins at Bijni

The International Book fair cum literary festival, cultural exchange, food festival has began from today with week long programme scheduled at Bagduar Nwgwr, Bijni in Chirang district.

Gakul Chandra Brahma,SDO (civil), Bijni inaugurate the main gate of the international event in the presence of reception committee office bearer and delegates this evening on it's first day of the programmes.The international event has been coincided with the celebration of 33rd foundation day of the Bodo Writers' Academy, an organization of Bodo writers in the state of Assam. Over 100 book stalls from different parts of the the country,apart from state,including National Book Trust(NBT) are participating in the event.

Kamalsing Narzary,Bijni MLA inaugurates the delegate session of the Bodo Writers’ Academy.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will grace as chief guest while Hagrama Mohilary, BTC chief will be attending as inaugurator on the open session on the concluding day of the event on March 23. Dr Rupali Swargiary, noted writer of Baksa district would be conferred Asha Mushahary Literary Award for her Khwmsi Okrangao Gwrlwi Okhapwr book (short story) on March 17  during the international event. Various colorful programmes, which included creative literature, seminar, cultural exchange, book fair, indigenous food items, get together with book publishers would be organized in the event.

Rajen Basumatary, president of Bodo Writer's Academy told that the event will be witnessed of book stalls from Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh along with cultural troupes which will highlight integration of the international. He said that all kinds of preparations have so far completed by this evening.
'The event also witnesses of indigenous food festival', Basumatary added.


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