From our Correspondent
Silchar, May 27: In a bid to guide, help and assist the present members of All Cachar-Karimganj-Hailakandi Students’ Association (ACKHSA), a group of former members of the Association formed an ad hoc committee—Praktani—on Saturday. The 34-member ad hoc committee comprise 8 advisors, 10 convenors, two joint convenors and 14 other members. The present committee will work for three months and then a new one will be formed with new members. “ACKHSA’s movement to set up a central university in Barak Valley is of historical importance. 10 years of relentless struggle gave birth to Assam University. Now we want to guide the Association form our side,” said advocate Pradip Dutta Roy, founder-president of ACKHSA and the coorditor of the new ad hoc committee, at a press-meet here.
Addressing the media-persons, Pradip Dutta Roy said, “At present, the level of education in the University has come down. There are many loopholes in it. Praktani ACKHSA will guide ACKHSA so that a revolutiory change can be brought in the University. Like ACKHSA, this ad hoc committee will also be a non political one. The problems in the Varsity have to be solved at the earliest.”
He further said that ACKHSA has always thought for the wellbeing of the society and will stand by the people of the state always and in all respect.
“The current gging issue of provision of citizenship,” continued Pradip Dutta Roy, “to the Bengalis of the state has to be solved as soon as possible or else ACKHSA will organize a mass movement.
Kajal Das, president, ACKHSA and also the general secretary of the students’ body of Assam University, said, “Our Varsity is passing through some hard times. Though it was set up on the same date and year on which Tezpur University came, Assam University is ranked at 92nd, while Tezpur University enjoys 5th position. There are various reasons which include lack of teaching staffs and irregular classes.”