By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, June 7: The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today held a State-level NRC workshop to train party workers on NRC update work in Guwahati.
Iugurated by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, the workshop was attended by around 500 Congress delegates from all over the state. While APCC vice president Ripun Bora gave a power point presentation before the delegates, retired Gauhati University Associate Professor Abdul Mann and former GU examition controller Prafulla Chandra Deka took part as resource persons at the workshop.
Gogoi said: "This is part of the APCC's NRC awareness programme. The decision to update the NRC was taken during the UPA regime at the May 5, 2005 tripartite talks involving the Centre, Dispur and leaders of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU). The update of the NRC will pave the way for solution to the vexed problem of foreigners in Assam."
APCC president Anjan Dutta said: "We have formed an NRC help centre in each of the 24,280 APCC booth committees in the State so as to help people filling up NRC forms and collecting data and documents." When the meeting was over, Gogoi told newsmen that some vested interest parties in the State were against NRC update.