From a Correspondent
Doomdooma, Nov 15: Under the auspices of Dibrugarh based NGO Alok and Ellora Bigyan Mancha, Doomdooma Branch, an awareness meeting on mental health and witch-hunting was organized at Phillobari Junior College, about 22 km away from here on November 10 with Principal Tulshi Das Upadhyaya in the chair. In the beginning, yanjyoti Charingia Phukan explained the objectives of the meeting. The chief speaker was Psychiatrist Dr Rajesh Rongpi who delivered the speech on the causes and symptoms of mental disease and Witch-hunting currently prevalent in Assam. Apar Bora of NGO Alok answered various queries of the audience comprising students, youths and general public of nearby villages and tea-gardens. Significantly, about 300 students attended the awareness meeting. Dr Azibur Rahman, secretary, Ellora Bigyan Manch, Doomdooma Branch, explained at length about the benefits of organ and body dotion after death in carrying out research works in medical sciences. President Tulshi Das Upadhyaya exhorted the people to be well-informed on the social evils like witch-hunting and to come forward for its eradication by spreading knowledge and consciousness level of illiterate people. Altogether six persons offered to dote their bodies after death.