Assam to adopt `O Mur Apunar Dex`as state anthem
Guwahati: Amidst controversy, Assam government has decided in principle to adopt the song `O Mur Apunar Dex` as Asom Rajyik Jatiyo Sangeet (anthem).
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has instructed Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla to place the matter for approval in the next cabinet meeting.
The song `O Mur Apunar Dex` is written by eminent litterateur Lakshminath Bezbaruah and is sung in government functions and educational institutions along with the national anthem.
A controversy arose leading to media criticism over a reply to an RTI query that the song is not the anthem of the Assam government.
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