World Disabled Day function
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Nov 29: With Dispur failing to meet their demands the Pratibondhi Suraksha Sanstha, Axom (PSSA) and the Drishtiheen Parishad, Axom (DPA) have said that they do not want Dispur as a go-between between them and the Vice President of India.
Talking to the media at Guwahati Press Club here on Wednesday, PSSA president Paramanda Rai said: “The World Disabled Day is going to be celebrated on December 3 this year at Sarusajai Stadium. Normally various competitions, games etc. for disabled people are held on this day. However, this time around no such events are going to be held. The reason is that the Vice President of India is going to attend the function for an hour. The organizers have confined our celebration to an hour only. Vice President Venkaiah idu is going to deliver a speech for five minutes. He’ll be followed by Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and a few others. However, me of State Cultural Affairs Minister ba Kumar Doley is missing mysteriously in the list of speakers at the function. Since Doley is also holding the portfolio of Social Welfare as well he should’ve been one of the speakers at the function, instead of Himanta Biswa Sarma. It’s not a party function, nor is it a function of Teachers’ Day. It’s a government function.” Rai said: “We don’t want any go-between between us and the vice President of India. We want to hand over our demands before the vice president directly. We want one of our representatives to be on the dais so as to make the Vice President know what we exactly need. However, Dispur hasn’t allowed it. This has led us to mail our demands to the Vice President of India directly and let him know that Dispur hasn’t allowed any of our representatives to be on the dais. We want Dispur to consider minister Doley’s plea to allow one of our representatives to be on the dais. Dispur is trying to do business with us. We’re not going to protest it, but we’re determined to show our anguish in the coming election in the State.”