GUWAHATI: The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), the oldest and only regional political party in the State on Thursday officially launched its students’ wing namely Asom Chatra Parishad with an aim to popularize regionalism among students.
AGP president Atul Bora said it is not a single day’s decision to launch Asom Chatra Parishad. Brainstorming of several days has resulted in the birth of the students’ wing, he said.
“Even though the AGP was born way back in 1985 in Golaghat without any students’ wing, changing times and circumstances has necessitated launching of Asom Chatra Parishad. Students must know importance regionalism in Indian politics,” Bora said.
When asked whether the Asom Chatra Parishad is a challenge to the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), Bora said the AASU is non -political organization. “I was also the president of AASU. The AASU always distances itself from politics. But the Asom Chatra Parishad is a political organization and thus it will be different from AASU,” he said.
During the launching function held at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra auditorium in the presence of over 5000 students, a 121-members committee of Asom Chatra Parishad was constituted with Trinayan Barua of Cotton University as president and Debashis Saikia of Kaliabor College as general secretary.
AGP working president Keshab Mahanta, Food & Civil Supply minister Phani Bhusan Choudhury and many other top leaders of AGP were present at the launch function.