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.
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Sujit Das is an Indian Painter whose chosen field of work took him to the Guinness Book of World Records. Born on December 25, 1980 to Sri Kamakhya Chandra Das and Khama Das, in Bengalipatty, Nagaon, Assam, he did his schooling from Bengali Boys Primary School, Nagaon under the guidance of noted artist Gugu Pranab Baruah. He received a Diploma in Fine Arts from Ruprang School of Drawing & Painting in Nagaon. His works were exhibited in several national and international platforms. In 2002, he received the Lalit Kala Parishad Award from Lalit Kala Parishad, Vishakhapatnam. In 2009, he was awarded with the National Award for the Best Young Artist at Amritsar (Punjab) under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. He was the first from North East to have received the award. He was also awarded with the Everest Award by the Government of Nepal for his outstanding Achievement in the field of fine arts.
He completed his HSLC from Nagaon Bengali Higher Secondary School and went to GNDG Commerce College, Nagaon. Then got a diploma as Visharad & Kalaratna in Visual Arts from All India Music and Cultural Society,Kolkata. He also has a diploma in Electronic Engineering from Assam Institute of Electronics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications.
In 2010, he created an one inch Durga idol on a piece of chalk aiming to enter into the Guinness Book. The idol has been recognized as the ‘World’s Smallest Durga Idol’ by as many as 10 national and international record book organizations. On 20th May 2012, he painted the smallest 3D Painting using water colour, measuring 4cm in length and 3.5 cm in width. On 19th June, 2012 with the World’s Largest Paint Brush that measured 28ft in length, 4.4ft in breadth and weighed 22kgs, Sujit successfully painted the portraits of Mahatma Gandhi, Sahid Bhagat Singh and Bishna Prasad Rabha on canvas.
London World Records University in a ceremony at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra, New Delhi on 27th of February 2013 presented him an Honorary Doctoral Degree for his outstanding feats.