Tura(Meghalaya), Jan 6: Noted Bengali poet, Biswajit Nandi, from the town of Tura, has once again done the entire region proud after he received another feather in his cap by being awarded the prestigious Indo-Dubai Friendship International Award for 2019.
Nandi is a noted writer in Bengali who has so far written 6 books on many noted personalities of the country and abroad and has been a part of many literary circles of the country. He has also written scores of poems on various subjects.
The glittering function to honour Nandi was held at the Al Koohory Banquet Hotel in Dubai under the aegis of the Samata Sahitya Sabha. He was awarded in recognition for his work on the fields of poetry and social activities.
The event saw the presence of dignitaries of many countries with Dr Ranjan Piyasiri Dantanarayana, co-coordinator of the DK International Research Foundation, Sri Lanka being the chief guest.
Also present during the function were Laxmikant Khabiya, chief advisor, SSA Dubai, Hazah Mariah Haji Metussin, duty officer, Prime minister Office, Brunei, Wong Mun Kong, president of Singapore Masters Track & field.
During the function, the national president of the SSA, Dr. D Tandekar highlighted the activities of the SSA before providing information on the award winners for 2019. He also said that SSA has a separate literary, cultural and social identity and has been giving annual awards to individuals for their extra ordinary works in different field.
The Tura poet has written poetry on the life of former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, former speaker of Lok Sabha, Late PA Sangma, the first Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Late Capt W A Sangma, the Governor of West Bengal Keshrinath Tripathi, the CM of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee and the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman.
“I have always been attracted to the supreme qualities of these personalities and it reflects in my writing. It also reflects the togetherness of mankind. The language of poetry has no bar and literature can be instrumental in bringing harmony among languages,” said the award winner.
For his contribution to Bengali literature, Nandi had earlier been given the lifetime achievement award by the West Garo Hills district administration on the 45th Meghalaya Day in 2017. A poet of international repute, Nandi has bagged numerous national and international awards. His works have so far been translated into many languages including Garo, Assamese, Hindi, English and Nepali.
He expressed his hope that someday soon his work would figure in various fields across India.
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