From a Correspondent
DHUBRI,March 9: The 4 th death anniversary of workers’ union leader, Tapas Das was observed in a befitting manner at the new bus stand premises here on Wednesday.
Speaking at a memorial meeting held on the occasion, former student leader and advocate Emul Haque recalled the contribution of Tapas Das and said that Das was a diehard leader of the working class and always stood like rock to safeguard their interest.
“ Tapas Das’s uncompromising attitude on the interest of labourers and workers had made him their leader. Not only this, He was also firebrand leader who had raised strong voice against the oppression and suppression of downtrodden people wherever and whenever they were brought to his notice,” Haque said. Addressing the meeting, workers’ union leader and ardent social worker Ranendra rayan Bhattacharjee said that Tapas Das was a towering figure in workers’ movements of this region . “His persolity added with vast knowledge on the rights of the workers had an immense affect in the movement for workers and the poorest of poor, and he never compromised with exploiters and employers of the workers,” Bhattacharjee added.
Apart from Das’s two daughters, assistant professor of Dhubri Girls’ College, Jui Das and, advocate Mahua Das, the meeting was also addressed by student leader Dipak Patowari, general secretary of Dhubri District Truck Drivers’ Union Mozahar Ali, working president of Pachim Simanta Motor Karmi Sanstha and secretary of Sadou Asom Motor Karmi Jutia Parishad Akbar Ali, president of Uttar Goalpara Motor Karmi Sangha and advocate, Moqtadir Mandal. Others who spoke on the occasion included Dipak Debth, Kantiram Roy, Biswath Saha, Dhrubajyoti th, senior jourlist Ashikur Rahman, president of Dhubri Mahakuma Sambadik Sanstha Prabasish Roy. A host of workers’ union leaders also spoke at a length on the movements and struggling days all through the life of das while recalling his contributions.
Earlier, Shila Das, wife of Tapas Das lit the lamp and paid floral tribute at the portrait of Das. The memorial meeting was presided over by senior advocate, Rabindra rayan Mandal while vote of thanks was offered by social worker, Dipak Debth.