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AASU to celebrate centery of students’ movement in State

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 20: Come December 25 this year, apart from Christmas the people of Assam will have something more to celebrate. The students’ movement in the State is going to complete its centery on December 25. The Asom Chatra Sanmilan was formed way back on December 25, 1916 at Lasil playground with Rasarash Laxmith Bezbaruah as its president.

To commemorate the day on December 25, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) will unfurl as many as 100 flags at as many places sharp at 10.30 in the morning. On request from the students’ union, renowned sculptor Biren Singha made a special flag for the centery celebrations. Soon after the hoisting of the flag, Rasarash Laxmith Bezbaruah, Karmaveer Chandrath Sarma and others who had their contributions to the development of students’ union in the State would be paid homage. It will be followed by tribute to the martyrs. Various other branches and units of the AASU will then celebrate the day at their respective places with various programmes.

In a statement issued to the press today, AASU president Dipangko Kumar th and general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said: “Assam has a glorious history of students’ movement. The students’ community in the State has all along been taking strong steps to secure the future of the people of the State. Earlier, students of Assam had to go to outside the State for education. With a view to developing the Assamese language and literature the students formed Axomiya Bhaxa Unti Xadhini Xabha at Kolkata. Then came institutes of higher education in Assam. At the initiatives of Chandrath Sarma and others, the Axom Chatra Sanmilan was formed on December 25, 1916.”

The AASU has been celebrating the centery celebrations of students’ movement in the state since December 25, 2015 by lighting as many as 99 flames on that day. The AASU has also planned various other programmes in the days ahead.

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