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Not extreme feminism but humanism should be the goal: Dr Karabi Deka Hazarika

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The former professor of DU addresses the women writers in the open session of the four-day Sadou Asom Lekhika Samaroh

 

HT Correspondent

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SIVASAGAR, Oct 16: Addressing the massive gathering of women writers as the guest speaker in the open session of the four-day Sadou Asom Lekhika Samaroh (SALS) in Sivasagar Boarding Field on Sunday, Dr. Karabi Deka Hazarika, former professor, Dibrugarh University (DU), said that our women writers are tolerant, selfless, can sacrifice a great deal, and comparatively more sensitive. She said that it is humanism and not extreme feminism, should be the ideal goal of women writers. Creativity lies there in the heart of every woman. The women in rural areas can weave dreams and create instant literature which is reflected in our folk songs, and folk culture.

Inaugurating the open session, Sahityacharjya Dr. Nahendra Padun said that till the sixties, women writers were intimately associated with Asom Sahitya Sabha and then onward they have curved out a different course which is in no way less sublime or significant. Topon Kumar Gogoi, MP, Jorhat Parliamentary Constituency addressed the session as a guest and said that we need more and more libraries in the rural areas and also a movement for book reading.

He added that the present Government has been doing its best to upgrade women’s education. Dr. Binita Dutta, former president, SALS, released the ‘Sadou Asom Lekhika Samaroh Itibritta’ edited by Dr Charu Saharia and Subarna Saikia Bordoloi. The welcome address was delivered by Aparajita Bhuyan.

Earlier, a new committee of office bearers with Subarna Saikia Bordoloi as president, Pushpa Gogoi, Dr. Bharati Dutta, Snigdharani Gogoi, and Bibha Bujarbaruah as vice presidents, Manumoti Kurmi as principal secretary, Subarnalata Mahanta and Dipali Gogoi Barua as secretaries, Gitanjali Kalita and Jyoti Baruah as assistant secretaries, was elected in the delegates meeting.

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The awardees of various literary competitions organised by the SALS  were given away the prizes by the guest speakers Jitu Sarma Rajkhowa, president Assam State Journalists Union, Nirupama Mishra, Dr. Sukha Baruah, Swarna Baruah Gogoi, Abha Borah, Monalisa Saikia, Dr. Sanjeev Borthakur, patron, SALS, Anjali Brahma, Kabita Rajguru, Bimala Gogoi Gohain as guests speakers.

The awardees were – Chayamoni Bhunya (journalist), Dr. Nilima Thakuria Haque (poet), Swarna Barua Gogoi (educationist), Dr. Bibha Bora (educationist), Dr. Nirupoma Mahanta (novelist), Juri Bora Borgohain (novelist), Abha Bora (children literature), Anupama Devi (translator), Darpona Neog Bora (writer), Swarna Hazarika (writer), Dr. Mouchumi Saharia (singer) and Chandra Barman (social worker).

 

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