The state observed the saint Madhavdeb death anniversary with traditional religious fervor on Saturday. Namghars and satras across the state celebrated the day with day long programme with nam kirtan, borgeet, seminar and bhaona along with other cultural programmes. Satras across the states are teeming with devotees to get a glimpse of the function. /
The Asom Gana Parishad observed its 30th Foundation Day across the state on Wednesday. The central function took in Golaghat in presence of all top leaders. Amid a pall of gloom following the recent demise of Prabin Gogoi, the party flag remained half mast.
On this day in 1985, the regional party was born at a huge conclave in Golaghat to take on Congress after the tripartite Assam Accord was signed. In his address, party president Atul Bora said,”our party will be able to put up a good performance in the upcoming Assembly election. We are trying our best to regain our strength. We are preparing for a brave fightagainstCongress and BJP.”
The party leaders condoled the death of Prabin Gogoi before proceeding to begin the foundation day session.
Protesters thronged in thousands with anti-government slogans in Dispur Last gate on Tuesday demanding government steps to address the problems they have ben facing for years. As many as one thousand state anganwadi workers from across ther state were staging dharna raising the 8 point charter of demands. talking to reporters they rued that rigth from 2004 they have been doing lots of protest demanding some basic facilities to run the anganwadi centres. But they said nothing has come out. "What is more painful is that as per discussion on November 5, last year the social welfare minister agreed to pay them Rs 300 as salary per month for the anganwadi workers with Rs 200 for their assistants. Even it received Chief Minister's consent On 23rd November. But of no avail," said the protesters.
Moreover, some more people were led by the Joint Council of Trade Union staged dharna with some demands. These organiations were from sector, telecom, postal, electricity, state PSUs. Their demand include fresh recruitment in the various department, revival of the state PSUs, industrialisation, withdrawal of new pension scheme, strengthening of the public distribution system in the state. They further sent a memorandum to Chief Minister urging him to look into it.