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.
10 Feb 2016 - 8:56pm | Hantigiri Narzary
BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary has claimed that the alliance BPF-BJP would defeat the ruling Congress party in the upcoimng election.
Mohilary while speaking the Bodoland Day celebrtaion in Kokrajhar on Wednesday said, ‘BPF with BJP’s help, BTAD will witness lots of development activities if the Centre blinks. He hoped that the BJP-led government would release more than Rs 1000 crore fund to ensure all round development of the BTAD areas.There is no doubt that BPF and BJP alliance would form next government in Assam.The BPF party is contesting in 16 LACs in BTAD region,supporting BJP party outside of BTAD in the election as party has sustainable capacities in 22 LACs in the state.This time Congress party would face of defeating in large number of seats as citizens are favouring saffron party to meet good governance ‘.
Mohilary also announced series of development projects including free house to the poor families without ID proof, financial aids of private and venture institutions etc.
‘A total of 8000 IAY house per year for four districts of the council would allotted for BPL families without ID proof and coming next four years 32,000 IAY houses would be distributed from BTAD administration.More fly overs be setting up in the needed areas of the region of which why concern administration have conducted survey over it. Soil conservation and protection of errosion would be given priority in the region.
At-least 100 crores for private educational institutes have been decided under 1000 crores of central special packages to gain eductaional environment. We are working on the social development and unity in the region.Various sahitya sabhas including Bodo sahitya sabha,Assam sahitya sabhas are getting Sahitya sabha bhawans in the region to meet their healthy working.We have constructed multi stetoereoid guests houses across the region,besides Delhi,Kolkata,Guwahati and our step to put welfare of the society is goingon. We would form next government in the state.
He has alleged the Congress government said the Congress has never think welfare and development of the common publics of Bodoland. We will continue our commitment to the development and maiatining integrity among avrious communities,Mohilary adding said that there is no doubt to form the state govt alliance of BPF-BJP after three months at any cost.
27 Feb 2014 - 9:14am | AT News
Devotees are thronging in thousands at the Shiva temples across the state for puja offering to the Lord on the occasion of Mahashivratri on Thursday.
From early this morning, devotees in the historic Umananda temple are waiting in a huge queue to attend the festival in the tiny island.
Huge gatherings are also seen in Ulubari, Navagraha along with other temples in Guwahati.
11 Dec 2008 - 3:41pm | editor
The killer bird flu is dispersing to some more areas that could force the authorities to expand the culling operation.
According to information, in the city also bird flu is being detected in Khanapara area. After being confirmed it, the Kamrup district administration has banned import and export of poultry. In the same order, sale and purchase of poultry and eggs have been banned.
Similar restrictions have been passed by Dibrugarh distirct administration in upper Assam in view of the outbreak of bird flu in the upper Assam district.