From our Staff Correspondent
DIBRUGARH, MAY 9: A programme to spread awareness on tiol Registrar of Citizens (NRC) amongst the leading organizatiol heads of various tea tribes’ organizations was organized by the Joint Action committee of tea tribes of Assam at the Tea Tribes Cultural Centre at Chowlkhowa on Saturday.
Former minister Prithivi Majhi iugurated the event in which leading citizens of tea tribes Community, Mansaram Patowary, secretary of Assam Tea Labour Party, Isak Karkaoria, convener of the programme, prominent tea tribe leader Israel nda and secretary, Jatiya Mahasabha of Tea Tribes, Labin Karmakar, were present.
The welcome address was delivered by Israel nda. He said that there was a great need to spread awareness about NRC among the people of tea tribes community and especially those were engaged in tea gardens. He mentioned that the tea tribes community who were brought by the British from various parts of the country to work in the tea gardens of the State were not aware about the importance of NRC and how inclusion of their mes in the NRC would help them and their progeny.
“We are not migrated people from any foreign country. In pre-independence period, the British brought our ancestors from various parts of the country for engagement in different tea estates of the State in 1859 but our ancestors had no knowledge about NRC, ” nda said.
In his address, Prithivi Majhi spoke in detail about the NRC and emphasized massive sensitization programme in the tea garden areas so that people of the community come forward and register their mes in the NRC.
Mansaram Patowary rrated all aspects of the NRC, its origin and how it would help an individual to enjoy various basic rights as a citizen. Another speaker, Labin Karmakar, in his deliberation stressed holding more such awareness meetings among the people of the community. He further called upon all to join hands and help each other in enrolling mes in the NRC.