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Notations for state anthem

Guwahati, March 7: Asam Sahitya Sabha will prepare the sworolipi (notations) of Assam’s state anthem — O mor aponar dex — with the help of experts from across the state.

The vice-president of the Sabha, Paramananda Rajbongshi, told reporters today that the state government had asked them to prepare the notations for the anthem, which will be done during a meeting among experts from across the state here on Sunday.

“The meeting will prepare the sworolipi of the anthem, its duration, as well as occasions where it can be performed. We will submit our proposal to the state government, which will take the final call,” said Rajbongshi.

The state government this year recognised O mor aponar dex, written by litterateur Lakshminath Bezbaroa, as the state anthem.

The Sabha will organise various programmes in Calcutta, Mumbai, Odisha, Delhi and Tripura as a part of its yearlong celebrations on the 150th birth anniversary of Bezbaroa.

Rajbongshi appealed to all branches of the Sabha to celebrate Xahityo Xoptah from March 22 to 26. “We have been celebrating March 26, the day of Bezbaroa’s demise, as Xahityo Diwox. But this year, considering the celebration of his 150th birth anniversary, we are going to make it a weeklong event,” Rajbongshi said.

The Sabha has also set a deadline of March 31 to the state government to implement the Official Language Act.

It has threatened to launch an agitation if the state government failed to meet its demands.