SIVASAGAR, Sept 10: The Platinum Jubilee Committee of Rangpur Sahitya Sabha convened a preparatory
meeting on Sunday at Sibsagar Girls’ College. During the meeting, several action plans were adopted in preparation
for the Platinum Jubilee celebration scheduled for January next year. These plans include the inauguration program,
tentative budget preparation, publication of a souvenir, literary and cultural competitions among students, and the
reconstruction of the Rangpur Sahitya Sabha building at Borkataky Khetra.
Sadikur Rahman, joint secretary, discussed the objectives of these initiatives, while Jeuty Bora Bhunya, secretary of
Rangpur Sahitya Sabha, presented a report on the previous meeting. President Hem Baruah encouraged members to
work diligently for the Rangpur Sahitya Sabha, announcing his donation of Rs 2 lakh towards the construction of the
permanent Rangpur Sahitya Sabha Bhawan.
Renowned writer and academician Khagendranath Bhuyan emphasised the need to foster an environment conducive
to literary activities. He lamented the decline of Rangpur’s literary prominence, which once played a significant role
in the Assamese literary world, producing 17 presidents of the Asom Sahitya Sabha from Sivasagar.
Apurba Bhuyan, former secretary, provided insights into the development and degradation of the Rangpur Sahitya
Sabha Bhawan and the contributions of notable individuals in this regard. Juga Gogoi, former president of Sivasagar
Jila Sahitya Sabha, stressed the importance of remembering those generous individuals who made significant
sacrifices for Rangpur Sahitya Sabha.
Former president of Rangpur Sahitya Sabha, Manoj Kumar Borthakur, along with Janam Khanikar, Umesh
Changkakoti, and Dulal Dutta, shared their perspectives on various aspects of the Sabha unit.