The 104th birth anniversary of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, the fifth President of the Indian Republic was celebrated today at his ancestral place in Kacharihat under Golaghat District, with a daylong programme. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was elected to the Presidentship of the Indian Republic on 20 August 1974, and died in office on 11 February 1977. The programme was organised by Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Memorial Trust in association with Kacharihat Junior College and Kacharihat Senior Citizen Forum. Speaking on the occasion the late president’s son, Dr. Pervez Ahmed appeals to the nation to follow in the footsteps of his father’s ideals. The programme was attended by Ajanata Neog, PWD Minister of the State and Bismita Gogoi, MLA of Khumtai LAC among the others. Bismita Gogoi also donated one lakh to Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Memorial Trust.
Ajanta Neog said that F A Ahmed was an advocate of non-violence and secularism. She further said that Assam is legging behind in development than the rest of the country due to the presence of insurgency in the state. Neog herself being a victim of insurgency as her husband and former minister Nagen Neog was gunned down by ULF A militants in 1996. She had appealed all insurgent groups to shun violence and worked together for peace and prosperity of the region. She thanked the organiser for organizing the event and assured all help and cooperation from her side to preserve the memory of late F A Ahmed.