The 41st foundation day anniversary of the Khasi Authors’ Society (KAS) was observed on Saturday at the Arts and Culture Hall in State Central Library, Shillong.
Addressing the occasion as the chief guest, Meghalaya minister in-charge of Art and Culture, A L Hek reminded the Khasi authors about standardisation of Khasi words for every literature, in order to avoid any confusion from the aspiring students and conflict among the scholars. He also informed that the Khasi Author Society has been allotted an office space at the State Central Library complex.
Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHAD), T. Chyne who was the guest of honour emphasised on the need for a comprehensive dictionary in Khasi and announced the support of the Council towards the project initiated by the Khasi Authors’ Society.
A book titled, Ki Sur Mieng Ka Ri Umsna by Andreas Sun, a quiz book Ka Jingkyntip na Kotbah by Hamles Mylliemumlong and two books by Kitbor W Nongrum, Ki Khun Samla Ki Longkmie Longkpa and Ka Sor Shillong, was also released during the function by Hek, Chyne and the Director of Arts and Culture, W. Nongsiej.
President of Khasi Authors’ Society, Dr. D. R. L. Nonglait delivered the keynote address, while Andreas Sun recited poetry and folk songs performed by veteran folk singer, Chosterfield Khongwir.