UDALGURI: Along with the rest of the world International labour day was also observed with a day long programme at Panery TE of Udalguri on Tuesday.
The programme organized by Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha(ACMS) Mangaldai Branch.The open session presided over by President of Mamgaldai Branch ACMS Ismail Hial was graced by Rajya Sabha MP cum Org. Secretary of ACMS Santiuse Kujur as chief guest.
Speaking on the ocassion the student leader turned politocian Kujur said"The ACMS ever since its inception way back in 1958 has been taking revolutionary steps and working for the cause of the tea garden labours.Kujur extending his good wishes to the august gathering of representatives of ACMS from 18 tea gardens and labours from various tea gardens of Udalguri lambasted the present state and central government for adopting anti people's policies detrimental to the cause of the labour community. He stated that under the Plantation Labour Act, 1951, the wages of plantation workers include cash besides ration, healthcare and education services (in kind).”
He also lambasted the state government for turning deaf ears to the apathy of 119 single teacher Lower Primary schools in state.The meeting was also attended by ACMS Mangaldai Branch Secretary,Dayal Silver Kujur ;Nonai-Serfang MCLA,Suresh Tanti; Udalguri AASAA Vice-President Khagen Tanti and host of other dignitaries. Cultural troupes also performed Jhumur Dance and enthralled the gathering.