Assamese as the primary language on signboards
The Kamrup (Metro) District Administration has set end of August as the deadline for commercial establishments and other institutions to have Assamese as the primary language on their signboards.
A team set up by Deputy Commissioner M. Angamuthu has already started a drive across several locations of the city. More than 200 banners and hoardings of various organisations have been dismantled along the GS Road from Paltan Bazar to Ulubari.
Angamuthu said that they had already warned these establishments, many a time, to write in Assamese besides English or Hindi.
But now they are going to take strict action against those not complying with the order, as the district administration has set August as the deadline for fixing all the signboards and meplates.
The DC further said that all hoardings and signboards in the city and the metro district which do not have Assamese as the primary language, would be removed after this month. Establishments can have English, Hindi or other regiol languages on their banners but Assamese needs to be given primary status.
Satish Kumar Sarma,
Kalyanpur, Biswath Chariali.