Saptari, Sept 29 : Satish Kumar Dutta has been elected the President of Maithili Literary Council for a two year term.
As per the election results announced in Rajbiraj this morning, Dutta secured 297 votes as against his closest contender Ram Lekhawan Yadav’s 167.
Coordinator of the election committee Nathuni Das announced the results of the election held for the various posts on the new executive committee of the Council.
Similarly, Shyam Sundar Yadav is elected to the post of vice-president, Ajaya Kumar Jha to the post of secretary, Pankaj Kumar Jha to the post of deputy secretary and Amarkanta Jha to the post of treasurer.
The elected members are Jibachha Das, Mithilesh Kumar Yadav, Chandan Kumar Yadav, Bhupesh Kumar Bhupa, Bidyananda Ram and Dhruba Kumar Mandal.
There were 767 names in the voters list but only 485 had voted. The election committee comprised former Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav, former Minister for Education and lawmaker Renu Kumari Yadav, former Irrigation Minister Umesh Kumar Yadav, historian Dr Pitambar Lal Yadav and actress Doli Sarkar, among others.
The Council, established 50 years back, has been working for the preservation and promotion of the Maithili language, literature, art and culture.