TANGLA/UDALGURI/JOYSAGAR: “Swahid Kamala Saikia was a fearless torch bearer of our society. He continued his writings against social injustice and the futility of armed struggle in Assam and sacrificed his life challenging the social odds. We, the people related to the media world, have to learn a lot from this fearless soldier of the fourth pillar of democracy.
We still lament the failure of the government to nab the culprits behind the inhuman killings of the first martyr in the world of Assamese journalism and another iconic media figure, Parag Das, and reiterate our demand to apprehended the killers of these sentinels of society,” said the president of BTC Journalists’ Association, Gautamjyoti Talukdar during the 26th Swahid Kamala Saikia Memorial Meet organized at Udalguri Press Club by the Udalguri District Journalists’ Union on Thursday.
The memorial meet was chaired by president of Udalguri District Journalists’ Union, Jayanta Kumar Das. The programme got underway with floral tributes to the martyr journalist by the media persons of the district.
To pay homage to the great journalist, a function was also held at Dikhowmukh under Gaurisagar Development Block of Sivasagar where he was born. The function was hosted by the Dikhowmukh Sakha Xahitya Xabha and the KSMC, Dikhowmukh. Local people along with the family members of the martyr paid floral tribute at his statue. Another day-long function in the memory of this great journalist was held in Sivasagar Yuba Dol by the Kalita Jati Shatra Shanstha, Sivasagar unit. An open memorial meeting was held where many senior journalists of Sivasagar took part. The speakers emphasized the great contribution made by Kamala Saikia in the field of journalism as well as in the field of social service.