Diphu, Mar 20: The two-day North East Oral Literature Festival organized by Sahitya Akadmi & Department of Kokborok, Tripura University (TU) was concluded today amid huge turnout and positive participation. TU VC Anjan Kr Ghose, eminent Kokborok poet Chandra Kt. Murasingh, and other respected scholars like Brajagopal Ray and Saroj Chaudhury were also present at the event that commenced from March 19.
The final session of the festival was chaired by Lepcha poet and writer Lyangson Tamsang during which Dr. B.L. Khamdhak presented papers on Limbu oral literature and Uttara Chakma, Kishore Murasingh, Ashit Debbarma also recited Chakma and Kokborok poems in English.
Sahitya Akademi (Kolkata) officer in charge Gautam Paul during his speech expressed gratitude and thanks to all the panelists, moderators and participants of the two-day festival. Tripura University Kokborok department head Sukhendu Debbarma in his concluding speech thanked Sahitya.
Akademi for organizing the North East Oral Literature Festival at the university and also expressed his hope to see more of such events that will help in preserving and recording the rich and valuable literature of indigenous tribes of the region.
Karbi writer and KAJU president Joysing Tokbi was also invited in the two-day North East Oral Literature Festival held at Tripura University.