A weaving cum sewing training centre was inaugurated at Choudhuripara village in Darrang district on May 10 at Gandhi Smriti. Darshan Samiti, New Delhi and Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, Guwahati have sponsored the training centre in association with Amala Samaj Kalyan Kendra, Choudhuripara village. The training centre was formally inaugurated by noted Ganghian Anjali Baruah (daughter of late Kuladhar Chaliha, the first speaker of Assam legislative Assembly) national trustee of Kasturba Gandhi Memorial National Trust.
In her inaugural speech she said that cultural heritage of Assam had always been acknowledged in India. She appealed mothers to guide their children from early age so as to make them good citizen with good morality. D.N. Hazarika, Circle Officer, Harisinga Revenue Circle (Tangla) thanked both Kasturba Gandhi Memorial National Trust and Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti for setting up the training centre at Choudhuripara village. He also said that the training centre would help the rural women to become self sufficient in all respects.
Noted Gandhian follower Hem Kakati of Sarania Ashram, Guwahati advised women to give good training to their children. According to her khadi garments were not only good for village economy but good for health. Prabina Desai, Gandhian social worker from Wardha Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi explained the significance of Namghokha of Sankardeva of Assam. Addressing the people in fluent Assamese, she said that people should never forget the spiritual side of life. Kusum Bora Mokashi, ‘Pratinidhi’ of Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, also address the people and explained about the role of Kasturba Gandhi Trust. She hoped that the training centre would train villagers as ‘Santi Sainiks’ for peace and communal harmony in the society. Sushil Jha, NE co-ordinator of Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti also spoke a few words on the occasion.
The meeting was attended by several distinguished persons including Damayanti Deka and Jayanti Das of Sarania Ashram, Guwahati; social worker Mahendra Saikia; journalist Tankeswar Baruah and Anjali Hazarika etc.Social worker Kami Ram Saharia presided over the meeting.