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Freshmen social of Adivasi students by AASAA

Students performing traditional Adivasi Jhumur dance on the ocassion at Bordoloi Bhavan Tangla on Wednesday.
Students performing traditional Adivasi Jhumur dance on the ocassion at Bordoloi Bhavan Tangla on Wednesday.

The Tangla College unit AASAA organized freshmen social of students of Adivasi community at Bordoloi Bhavan of Tangla on Wednesday . Pradeep Nag Working President Central Committee AASAA graced the event as chief guest.

In his lecture at the open session , he said it is bizarre irony that 200 years of struggle by Adivasi community of state has not sought them  ST status.

"The Adivasi community should stand United. We should be conscious of our political and constitutional right . He exhorted the students  to excel in life and work for the cause of the society", Nag said. Nag appealed students to keep the identity and culture of the community intact.  The unique  identity of our community has been ravaged by time. He lambasted the government for labelling the Adivasi community as Tea tribe now and then. Nag further said that," We vow that if wages of tea garden labourers are not increased to Rs.330 we will lock up tea gardens."

"The Adivasi community are one of the ancient indigenous community of India. Our history is inscripted in scripts of The Ramayana,Mahabarata yet ironically we have been deprived of
Land pattas.", Nag added.

Speaking on the open session former AASAA activist and Adivasi Development Council member Paul Toppo  said,"The student should dream big and work hard to  shine in their life." "We the Adivasi community are ST by birth . The traits of ST runs through our blood. But the  government has not granted the Adivasi community of state ST status. " Toppo said.
He exhorted the students to dream big work hard and fly high .

The students also performed  traditional Jhumur dance . Earlier a students introduction ceremony was   held. The programme was attended as guest of honour by Suresh Lomga President UDC AASAA and office bearers of district and regional committee of AASAA.

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