Biggest literary convention of Assam

Guwahati | February 11 : Dhemaji, the remote district in Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border is going to organize this year's biggest ever literary convention—the 70th convention of the Assam's apex literary body—the Asom Sahitya Sabha.

The district, which is known for its remoteness and perennial floods problem will be holding four day long convention of the apex literary body of the state, starting from February 14 to February 18. "This would also be the biggest ever function of the Asom Sahitya Sabha in recent past in terms of land area—the main pandal of the convention covers an area of approximately 70,000 square feet," said one of the organizer of the Sabha while adding that no convention of the Sabha in the past covered such a huge area as pandal.

"Apart from this there would be 300 stalls for organizing a book fair, followed by another 300 stalls for an exhibition, and another 280 stalls for other commercial purposes," said the organizer. The celebration committee has constructed seven roads from the session site to Bakalgaon Sumoni Road, Bokalia PWD Road, Kapahuwa Borpathoria Road, Boruachok Road, Bhadrapara Road, Civil Road, Circuit House Road for communication.

The celebration committee has made preparations to exhibit bhaona from February 15 to 18 in Adarsha Gaon Bhaona Namghar of the conference. Moreover, the celebration committee has decided to celebrate the Ali-Aye-Ligang on the session on February 18 with other programmes in the presence of chief secretary of Asom Sahitya Sabha to honour the Mising community in the festival. The public has demanded the concerned authorities of district to take necessary action for road development of the area to celebrate the conference.