Assam’s apex literary body Asom Sahitya Sabha (ASS) has chosen four educational institutes and an educationist of the State for awards as recognition of their contribution in the preservation and promotion of the Assamese language.
Noted educationist Deven Dutta, who taught English at Cotton College (University) has been selected for Ganga Govinda Phukan award. Dutta has authored two books on Assamese language.
Higher education institutes Tezpur University and MNC College, Nalbari will be conferred on Ranjit Vorpujari award of the ASS.
Asom Jatiya Vidyalaya, Noonmati has been selected for Mojjamil Haque award and Tetelia Primary School of Mayong has been chosen for Swahid Surya Bora award.
The 74th biennial session of the Sabha will be held from February 1 to 4 at Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district and Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
Lakhs of people from across the Northeast are expected to attend the biennial session. Singpho Heritage Village in Changlang district is another venue of the session.
Earlier, the Sabha had decided to hold the session at Bordumsa. Later, Burhidihing, a place 7km from Bordumsa, was chosen as another venue as Assamese people living in Arunachal Pradesh requested the Sabha to involve them in hosting the session.
Residents of Bordumsa and Burhidihing will arrange for homestays.