GUWAHATI, Nov 26: “Without history there cannot be any future. Our youth must be made aware about the great persolities who made immense contributions to the society and who shaped the destiny of our state and tion,” said Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal on Sunday at the the 9th triennial session of Assam chapter of Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Samiti as the chief guest at Sudmarson Hall, Cotton University in the city.
Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Samiti, Assam undertakes research into the history of Assam, carries out documentation of the indigenous history of the state and strives to dissemite accurate and authentic historical perspectives related to Assam.
The Samiti, working under the Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yoja, has at present 30 district units, covering almost all the administrative districts of Assam associating and collaborating with many renowned historians, academicians, social scientists and intellectuals of the State.
Saying that to inspire the members of the young generation to commit themselves to the cause of the society they must be imbibed with the ideals of persolities like Srimanta Sankardeva, Rabindrath Tagore, Swami Vivekanda and others, Sonowal stated that following the paths shown by these great people one should always strive for achieving a society based on human values and equality. Laziness cannot bring change and actively dedicating oneself to the tion building process by drawing inspiration from history is need of the hour, Sonowal remarked.
Calling for harmony and unity among all sections of people, the Chief Minister cited the example of successful mami Barak festival where people, cutting across caste, creed, religion and linguistic divides came forward to make the event a grand success which highlighted the Barak Valley region at the world stage. Some forces inimical to peace and progress of the state are trying to foment trouble in the society and the people must remain united to defeat such evil deigns, he said. He also referred to NRC updating process going on in the state under the supervision of Supreme Court of India and said that no genuine Indian citizen would be left out of NRC. The Chief Minister called on all sections of society to cooperate with the government in preparing an error-free NRC.
Saying that great persolities like Srimanta Sankardeva and Swami Vivekanda always worked for societal harmony, Sonowal stated that people must follow the ideals of these greats to imbibe humanistic values in the most challenging of circumstances. Excelling in competitions is important but young generation must not also forget humane values, he said. In the programme, the Chief Minister also released four books and a souvenir of the triennial session of the Samiti and he also launched the website of the Samitiwww.itihasassam.org.
Legal Adviser to the Chief Minister Shantanu Bharali, MLA Bimal Bora, representatives of Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Samiti, Assam were present on the occasion.