On Sunday, Union Minister for Ports, Shipping, Waterways, and AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal paid a visit to the 12th Dibrugarh Book Fair. The Dibrugarh Milan Jyoti Sangha is hosting the fair in collaboration with the All Assam Book Publishers and Sellers Association.
The book fair, which began on November 26 and will end on December 7, 2021, is open to the public. Union minister Sonowal paid a visit to the stalls and spoke with book lovers and fairgoers.
Union minister Sonowal, speaking to the media on the occasion, said that books bring communities, languages together, and open up vistas of knowledge for all.
“I hope, this book fair will attract more people towards reading and make the young generation open their minds to the vast vistas of knowledge that literature opens up,” the Union minister said.
On Sunday, a Union minister attended the first biennial session of the Sonowal Kachari Sahitya Sabha in Dibrugarh, where 50 books were ceremonially released.
Addressing the people, Union minister Sonowal said, “Since its inception, the Sonowal Kachari Sahitya Sabha has played a strong role in the development and spread of Assamese and indigenous literature.” Language and literature enrich communities and give life to their culture.
“To preserve the existence of our indigenous languages and literature, their daily use and dissemination are essential. I call upon the Sonowal Kachari Sahitya Sabha to unitedly work towards that aim,” he added.
Speaker Biswajit Daimary of the Assam Legislative Assembly, SKAC CEM Dipu Ranjan Makrary, ATDC chairman Rituparna Barua, SKSS president Guneswar Sonowal, Sonowal Kachari Jatiya Parishad president Tonksswar Sonowal, Sadou Asom Sonowal Kachari Nari Santha chairperson Rashmirekha Sonowal, and other dignitaries were present.
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