Guwahati: Asom Sahitya Sabha, the apex literary body of Assam which is phenomenal in preserving and protecting the language and culture of state, once again is dragged into controversy after clumsiness of the forum got highlighted due to silly spelling errors.
Asom Sahitya Sabha, the 75th biennial convention of which came to an end at Sualkuchi in Kamrup (Rural) district Tuesday, released an annual magazine of the literary forum which possessed spelling errors in names of prominent personalities from the state, including the name of Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Interestingly, the apex Assamese literary forum also misspelled the name of its sitting chief adviser Paramananda Rajbongshi.
In its official magazine, the literary forum misspelled the name of the CM Sonowal as ‘Sarbanananda Sonowal’, written in Assamese, which is indeed shocking to see at times when the entire state is embroiling in anti-CAA sentiments to protect the language, culture and indignity of state.
Adding to it, the literary forum bringing in the extreme standard of oversight also misspelled the name of their chief adviser Rajbongshi as Pamanannanda Rajbongshi, written in Assamese.
In yet another blunder, the literary forum misspelled the word Bidhayak as Bidhayika written in Assamese ahead of the name of local MLA, Satyabrat Kalita, which actually signifies as female legislator.
Significantly, these silly misspells have put Asom Sahitya Sabha into crossfires of troll from prominent figures across the state.
Notably, on January 31 this year, the week-long 75th biennial session of Asom Sahitya Sabha kicked off at Sualkuchi in Assam’s Kamrup(Rural) district. The former director general of Assam Police, Kuladhar Saikia, took over as the new president of the apex literary forum.