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15000 to attend Bodo literary meet

Golaghat, Jan. 7: Bishnu Bijoy Nagar in Telishal near Golaghat town is gearing up to host the 53rd annual conference of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha from January 22.

The apex socio-literary organisation of the Bodos is holding its annual conference in Golaghat district for the first time.

Bishnu Bijoy Nagar is along the Assam-Nagaland border, around 42km from here.

Nearly 1,600 Bodo families of 57 villages in the area are leaving no stone unturned to make the three-day conference a success, which will make an effort to bring about harmony among different ethnic groups of the state.

“There will an extensive and detailed analysis of problems faced by ethnic groups in Assam at the conference and a sincere effort made to bring about a fruitful solution,” said Hareswar Narzari, secretary of the organising committee.

About 15,000 delegates from Bengal, Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland and from 23 district committees of the Sabha along with delegates from countries like Nepal and Bangladesh will attend the conference.

Six hundred volunteers are being trained to assist visitors, delegates and exhibitors.

A temporary auditorium and a dining hall are being set up to accommodate 25,000 people and 22 sub-committees have been formed to look after the arrangements. “A book fair and an exhibition will be organised as part of the conference,” Narzari said.

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi will inaugurate the conference in the presence of the Sabha president Kameshwar Brahma, among others. Imran Shah, president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha, will be the special guest on the concluding day.

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