DHUBRI, April 4: tiol Coorditor of Simamta Cheta Mancha, A Gopalakrishn, while delivering his speech on ‘Challenges in the border and role of citizens’, said that people of border towns should know the challenges in the border and their duties. Gopalakrishn was speaking at the meeting organized by Dhubri town unit of Simanta Cheta Mancha, Purbattar at Kalibari Auditorium here on Tuesday evening. In his hour-long speech, he said that border alone could not be safeguarded fully until and unless people living in the towns discharge their duties and responsibilities towards the border area and due to lack of this, there was gradual alietion of border villagers.
“Border villagers living in the remote area struggle hard to sustain their lives, and under this living condition, if people of the town area go close to them by organizing some social welfare works which will benefit them, they will be happy to think that they are not alieted and people living far away are with them,” Gopalakrishn said.
He said that in Assam, Simanta Cheta Mancha had been active in eight districts, but more work still remained to be done for the border people. Taking advantage of unfenced border along Nepal, Chi, Myanmar, and Bhutan, trans-border smuggling of drugs, arms and fake currency had increased and under the cover of it, anti-tiol activities were also going on, Gopalakrishn said. Gopalakrishn appealed to the people to maintain relation with border villagers and keep strict vigilance on every intruder, infiltrator and enemy of the country on the frontier and this was possible only when people visit their border area and meet people there.
Earlier, objective of the meeting was explained by State organization secretary of Simanta Cheta Mancha, Prakish Kali while it was presided over by Dhubri town unit Simanta Cheta Mancha, Udayan Chakraborty. Talking to The Sentinel, secretary of Dhubri town unit of Simanta Cheta Mancha, Dipankar Majumdar informed that they had been carrying out various welfare activities in the border villages and had also organized pre–recruitment training in collaboration with security forces for the youth who qualified the 10+2 exam.