Dr. Surjya Hazarika was elected as the new President of Asam Sahitya Sabha on Saturday.
He was a Padma Shri Awardee, who received the award for Literature and Education in 2008 by the then President of India Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil.
On the other hand Girij Handique has been elected as the Vice President of Sahitya Sabha and Upendrajit Sarma has been elected as the General Secretary.
Earlier today, the Election Officer Harendra Nath Bora said that there were 734 ballots in the ballot boxes of Asam Sahitya Sabha.