From a Correspondent
DHUBRI, Dec 14: The 4th triennial convention of Akhil Asam Bhojpuri Parishad will be held with a three-day long programme at India Club ground in Margherita town of Tinsukia district from December 22. This was informed by Dhubri district unit of the Parishad on Thursday. A source in the Parishad informed that besides central reception committee, as many as 12 sub-committees, including cultural, transport, food and lodging, procession-rally, fince and souvenir, have been formed in the meantime and brisk preparation is underway to make this convention a grand success.
Along with the convention of the central committee of the Parishad, the 4th annual conference of Tinsukia district unit of the Parishad will also be held at the same venue for two days. Talking to The Sentinel, president of the central committee of Akhil Asam Bhojpuri Parishad, Parshuram Dubey informed that the committee’s endeavour was to highlight the plight and sufferings of 22 lakh Bhojpuri people living in Assam since the pre-Independence period of the country.
“Now this big chunk of Bhojpuri people got acclimatized with the environment and culture of this land and become an inseparable part of greater Assamese society. But despite all this, we are being deprived of our legitimate share in socio-economic and political fields,” Dubey rued.
Dubey hoped that through this convention, the Parishad would be able to draw the attention of the government towards the genuine problems of the community and these would be addressed subsequently. A source in the central committee of the Parishad informed that State Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had consented to take part in the open session of the convention as the chief guest. Beside Sarma, Dibrugarh MP Rameshwar Teli, all the legislators of Tinsukia district, prominent social workers and leaders have been invited to the convention, the source further informed.