Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged the literary bodies of the State to take steps for developing interest among the youths in literature and building their character which would reflect the identity of the community as a whole.
Sonowal made this call to the literary bodies while participating in the 57th Annual Session of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha at Mushalpur in Baksa district on Tuesday.
Urging the teachers to take pro-active role in this regard, Chief Minister Sonowal said, “Literature reflects our society. It awakes people and holds the potential to guide the youth towards building strong character.”
He added, “The literary organizations, must work for generating deep interest amongst the new generation in literature.”
The Chief Minister also said that the literary bodies must also work for reinforcing unity and harmony amongst different communities in the state.
Further lauding the role of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha, Sonowal said that the literary body would have to fulfill the objectives of its founders and develop an eco-system in which youth of the community becomes more aware about their culture, literature, tradition, abilities and resources.
Bodoaland Territorial Council (BTC) Chief Hagrama Mohilary in his speech highlighted the steps taken up by the Council authority for promotion of Bodo language.
Public Health Engineering Minister Rihon Daimary, MP Biswajit Daimary, BTC Deputy Chief Khampa Borgoyari, several MLAs, Vice-Chancellor of Cotton University Dr Bhabesh Goswami, eminent Bodo litterateur Kameswar Brahma were also present in the programme.
The Open Session was presided over by the Taren Bodo, the President of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha.