150th birth anniversary of Padmanath Gohainbaruah from Dec 10

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HT Correspondent

SIVASAGAR, Nov 25: The week-long celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Sahitya Kandari Padmanath Gohain Baruah will be held in Sivasagar Boarding Field from December 10. Padmanath Gohainbaruah was the first president of Asom Sahitya Sabha and was one of the notable literary legends that contributed invaluable creations for the survival and further development of the modern Assamese language. Addressing media in Sivasagar Press Club on Thursday, Anup Borpatra Gohain and Debajit Gogoi, joint secretary, Reception Committee said that the Sadou Asom Ahom Sabha in association with the Sivasagar district Committee organises the 150th anniversary to rekindle interest and respect for the founders of modern Assamese nation and its culture in the minds of the present-day Assamese youths. Though the Ahom Sabha initiates the programme there is no communal feelings or such discriminatory attitude against any community and the celebration will enhance the harmony and goodwill among the different ethnic groups- Borpatragohain said.

Jayanta Rajkonwar, president of the district community of the Ahom Sabha, said that the anniversary will begin on December 10 with a book fair which will be inaugurated by MN Dahal, DC, Sivasagar. The anniversary celebrations include poets meet, bodybuilding shows, quiz, speech competition, drawing competition, cultural programme, maidam tarpan, souvenir release, book release, seminars and staging of Tetun Tamuli, the drama written by Padmanath Gohainbaruah. Dr Debabrat Sarma, Dr Prabin Gogoi and Dr Arabinda Rajkhowa will speak on the topic Padmanath Gohainbarua’s Contributions to Assamese Society. The chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will be the chief guest in the open meeting and other dignitaries include Mamang Dai of Arunachal Pradesh, Paramananda Rajbongshi, MLA, Sipajhar, Kamala Mushahari, secretary, Khilanjia Janajatiya Sahitya Sabha and Bimal Bora, minister of Youth Affairs.




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