Assam Sahitya Sabha on 28th of July successfully inaugurated a branch of the institution in Singapore to promote the language, literature and culture amongst the Assamese diaspora across Southeast Asia. Paramananda Rajbangshi, President of the Assam Sahitya Sabha urged the Assamese diaspora in Singapore to assume responsibility in propagating and preserving the rich cultural heritage of the Assamese people for generations to come.
About 40 families from the Singapore Assamese diaspora attended the inaugural function. The Sabha could gather the support of more than 10 new lifetime members on the spot. It is expected that more members of the Assamese community will come forward to become the members before the end of this year.
Abhimanyu Talukdar, president, Singapore Sahitya Sabha thanked the Sabha members and hoped that the branch will enable the upcoming generations to take advantage of the promotional activities of the branch. Bazid Ahmed, general secretary of the Singapore Sahitya Sabha said that it is a collective responsibility of the entire Assamese diaspora, along with the Assam Sahitya Sabha, to promote Assamese culture and language in Singapore, which is the gateway to the entire South East Asia.
Those who attended the function also discussed about how to preserve and promote Assamese language globally and highlighted the efforts undertaken towards securing recognition to the Assamese language from the Unicode Consortium. The Sabha members also inaugurated a library and named it after Assamese cultural icons Shankar-Madhab. Books and journals were donated by the Sabha and its members to the library.