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Assam Sahitya Sabha Election: Surjya Kanta Hazarika Elected as Sahitya Sabha President

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Assam Sahitya Sabha Election: Surjya Kanta Hazarika Elected as Sahitya Sabha President. Surjya Kanta Hazarika (সূৰ্য কান্ত হাজৰিকা) is an Assamese writer, lyricist, poet, filmmaker, and educator. In 2008, Hazarika was awarded the Padma Shri Award for his contributions to literature and education.

In 2020, Kuladhar Saikia, a Sahitya Akademi Award-winning writer and former Assam Director General of Police, was elected president of Assam’s premier literary organisation, Asom Sahitya Sabha.

The Asom Sahitya Sabha vote count has been finished. Surya Kanta Hazarika has been elected as the Assam Sahitya Sabha’s next president. Hazarika received 186 votes.

Yeshe Dorjee Thongsi, his closest competitor, received 141 votes. Girish Sandike has been appointed as Vice President. He received 194 votes.

Dhiren Sharma, his closest competitor, received 90 votes. Upendrajit Sharma has been named editor-in-chief. He received 163 votes.

Debjit Bora, his opponent, received 75 votes. On Saturday, the ballots for the Sahitya Sabha’s president, vice-president, and general secretary were counted in Nalbari.

 

 

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