Gorkhas of Assam extends support to Gorkhaland demand
Chief spokesperson of Gorkha Autonomous Council Demand Committee (GACDC) the political wing of All Assam Gorkha Students' Union (AAGSU) in Assam Mr. Purna Chetri speaking as a Special Guest of Honour at the 194th Bhanu Jayanti and 1st Bi-nennial Conference of Bokajan Regional Committee of AAGSU at Talbalijan Birsa Munda Mini Stadium, Sariahajan (Bokajan) in Karbianglong extended full co-operation to the Gorkhaland statehood demand in West Bengal. He added that the culture, tradition and language of Gorkhas no where resemble the counterpart Bengalis so there is no means of staying within the same geographical entity. For the larger interest of Gorkhas the Govt. of West Bengal and Govt. of India should create Gorkhaland within the territory of West Bengal at the earliest possible without further involving in blood shedding politics. He informed the media and the general people that AAGSU and GACDC two apex bodies of Gorkhas of Assam in a resolution have supported the statehood demand of Gorkhaland. He even called upon the state government to fulfill its promise of providing Gorkha Development Council for the all-round development of Gorkhas of Assam. It needs to mention here that over the past few years after the silver jubilee of 1976 born All Assam Gorkha Students' Union (AAGSU), the student body has been demanding Gorkha Autonomous Council (GAC) within the territory of Assam on satellite basis meanwhile the Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi declared January 21st in the open session of Assam Gorkha Sammelan at Digboi to provide Gorkha Development Council along with six other agitating communities.
Addressing as Chief Guest Dil Bahadur Limboo, President All Assam Gorkha Students' Union (AAGSU) recalled the contributions of veteran Freedom fighter Babu Chabilal Upadhyay whose contribution went unrecorded in the History of Assam. He said that it was Chabilal Upadhyay under whose presidentship the then Assam Association was converted into now Assam Pradesh Congress Committee(APCC) whose product is our CM Tarun Gogoi. But then the ruling Congress has forgotten the contribution of this particular person who is equivalent to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi. He lamented that the Govt. of Assam refused to even stand a bronze statue of the veteran leader at his birth place in Tezpur meanwhile airport, roads and several statues of his colleague Gopinath Bordoloi has been raised. It is a conspiracy hatched to uproot the identity of Gorkhas in Assam he added
He even reiterated that the Gorkhas of Assam have always been very loyal to their motherland so they even called Assamese as their mother tongue at the call Ambikagiri Rai Choudhury as there was threat from Bengali language to the existence of Assamese as official language. Socially, economically, politically, culturally and even historically the Gorkhas have contributed for the cause of Assam and at large India. On the august occasion of birth anniversary of a great poet he paid his heartfelt homage and called up[on youth to follow good ideologies of great personalities.
Earlier delivering his keynote address Harkha Bahadur Chetri, President, Gorkha Autonomous Council Demand Committee (GACDC) said that demand of Gorkha Autnomous Council is result of Government failure of resolving our other small demands to identify Gorkhas as 1st class citizen in Assam. He called upon the youth to prepare for democratic protest to achieve their identity of being the 1st class historically contributing Gorkha community in Assam. He said that Gorkhas of Assam are the siblings of those who became a part of sovereign India after the historic 1816 Sagooly treaty between East India Company and Nepal monarch where in a large part of then Nepal upto Goalpara of now Assam was inducted into India for administrative reforms. Technically to divide and rule and always question the citizenship the Gorkhas the Indo Nepal friendship Treaty was signed in 1950 by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru the 1st prime minister of independent India with then Nepal monarch. AAGSU had earlier demanded withdrawal of clauses vi and vii of Indo Nepal Friendship Treaty (1950) and issue passport visa system for reciprocal visit by the citizen of either countries so that genuine Indian Gorkhas citizenship is not questioned and smelt over frequent visit by the foreigners from the neighborhood. GACDC is commited to create Gorkha Autnomous Council to solve all problems and issues, he added. 28 members organization of Peoples Committee for Peace Initiative in Assam(PCPIA) have extrended moral and a few have given written assurance in support of Gorkha Autonomous Council.
The open session thronged by more than 5500 people was attended by Biren Singh Engti the only MP from the Autonous Hills District K/A and NC Hills, Mangal Singh Engti Chief Executive Member (CEM) Karbianglong Autonomous Council(KAAC) who answered the queries of student leaders , Pitambar Gurung President, Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangha, Assam State Committee and several other dignitaries including representatives of students' union of all communities of Assam. All the leaders echoed in same voice and extended full support to creation of Gorkha Autonomous council in Assam.
6 Sep 2011 - 3:56am | editor
Buljit Buragohain has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati for his thesis “Thermodynamic Optimization of Biomass Gasification”. He completed his doctoral research under the joint supervision of Dr. V.S. Moholkar, Department of Chemical Engineering and Prof. P. Mahanta, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati. He is the son of Mr. Nomal Buragohain and Late Saruj Dihingia of Bhehpara Gaon, Dhemaji, Assam.
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The first general conference of the newly formed District Press Club, Goalpara was held on Sunday with a day-long programme at Assam Club, Goalpara. The programme was started in the morning with the flag hoisting by Syed Rabiul Haque, president, District Press Club, Goalpara and smriti tarpan by and Abdur Rauf, senior journalist, respectively. At 11 am, the general meeting was held in which several topics of journalism were discussed.
Noted journalist Dilip Kumar Sharma said the journalist should take always active role in any kind of social problems. The newly elected body took their charge from the organizing committee from the same meeting. Later in the afternoon, the open session presided over by Syed Rabiul Haque, president of the club, was held. Attending as the chief guest, Deputy Commissioner Pritam Saikia, after inaugurating the open session said that the journalism has a great role in the development of the society. He also urged the journalist to be true and honest in journalism.
Participating in the session both Madhusudan Das, noted artitst and Sukracharya Rabha, noted youth dramatist confessed how media helped them in their respective field of activites. Several journalists from various parts of the district participated in the conference.
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Ex. President and missile man, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, attended the special meeting of the golden jubilee ceremony of the Oil India Higher secondary school, Duliajan on january 27 as a special guest and joined a personal conversation with the students of the school. In his 45 minutes speech, the Kalam spoke about the importance of education. He recalled the dedication of his teachers in his primary education . He requested the students to develop self-confidence following the principle of, “ I have wings, I will fly”. The philosopher- scientist, the writer of 135 book, Dr. Kalam also advised the students to follow the four paths -hard work, noble aim, continuity of learning and perseverance. In this programme, the chairman cum CMD of Oil India, Nayanmoni Bora and many other dignitaries’ were present.
Dr. Kalam also laid the foundation stone of the Botanical garden and took part in the tree plantation programme.