30th May 2020 10:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, May 30: Asom Sahitya Sabha, the apex literary body of Assam will be celebrating the 81st birthday of the great litterateur ‘Sahitya Surya’ Lummer Dai on June 1. But unlike previous years, the literary icon’s birthday celebration, this time, will be a low-key affair.
The Sabha has decided to go for a limited public celebration, instead of a grand one, in view of the novel Coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown as well as the social distancing norms and other guidelines issued by the government to combat the global pandemic.
Dai’s birth anniversary will be celebrated at the ‘central’ office of Asom Sahitya Sabha at Jorhat and nine ‘regional’ offices across Assam on Monday by lighting a lamp in front of the late novelist’s portrait, following the social distancing protocol, the Sabha secretary general Jadav Sarma said in a communique on Saturday.
He also appealed for commemorating the day and paying homage to the litterateur by lighting a lamp in Assam’s Bihpura-based Lummer Dai North East Centre for Language, Literature and Cultural Research, and Lummer Dai Bhavan at Tezpur.  


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