Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday said literature makes society beautiful and the young generation must be able to derive values from literary works.
Chief Minister Sonowal said this while speaking as the Chief Guest at the 33rd biennial conference of the Deuri Sahitya Sabha at Ramakanta Deuri Samanwoi Kshetra in Major Deuri Gaon of Majuli.
Saying that greater Assamese race is an amalgamation and assimilation of various tribes and communities and Assamese society cannot develop without the equal development of all these groups of people, the chief minister called for preservation of language, literature and culture of all tribes and communities for strengthening Assamese identity.
Recalling the Deuri tribe’s legendary figure Bhimbar Deuri’s contributions in protecting Assam along with Gopinath Bordoloi during grouping phase, Sonowal asserted that Deuris are the one of the main indigenous tribes of Assam and they have been contributing to the progress and development of the state as sons of the soil.
Calling for steadfast dedication to achieve all-round development of all tribes and communities of the land, Sonowal said that the characteristic of unity in diversity of Assamese society must be protected at any cost and youth must be motivated to maintain age old harmony of the state for achieving rapid development.
The parents and teachers have a greater role to play in instilling moral values in the younger generation, he added.
Sonowal also said that the government is taking all steps to make Majuli a tourism hotspot and people here should be ready for welcoming global tourists in large numbers.
The meeting, presided over by Deuri Sahitya Sabha’s President Leela Deuri, was also attended by Uttar Kamalabari Satra Satradhikar Janardan Debagoswami, the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of CEM of the Deuri Autonomous Council, Madhab Deuri among other dignitaries.