FROM A Correspondent
Silchar, Aug 26: A number of problems have exists in Sesri, one of the 13 GPs under Borkhola. The problem of safe drinking water is not new and residents of the GP have to suffer for a drop of water. In such a condition, it becomes difficult for them to lead a normal life, In addition to this; there is no sound communication system between the town of Silchar and Sesri GP. People have been bound to depend completely on Jatinga Ferry ghat as the river Barak assumes a dangerous shape during monsoons. It becomes difficult to cross the river on a boat.
This has been stated by Jhar Roy Choudhury, who has been elected as the new president of Sesri branch committee of Grahak Suraksha Samiti, Cachar, at a meeting organized by GSS, at Shastri Hemang Paathshala at Borkhola, last Wednesday. The meeting, held under the chairmanship of Dhirendra Chandra Das, was called in a bid to raise various issues that have been plaguing Sesri GP over a long period. A new branch of GSS was also formed with mita Das elected as its general secretary.
Jhar Roy Choudhury said, “Immediate action should be taken in order the curb the gging issues. I am hopeful that government would also take necessary steps in this regard.” Gambhir Singh said that consumers of electricity have made certain allegations as every month they are paying huge amount of bill, which, according to them, is baseless. Pradip Shael, mita Das and Kulajit Rajkumar spoke about the deprivation of poor families from getting rice under the food security bill. They have requested the members of GSS to look into the matter before it assumes a more dangerous form.
Majur Ahmed Barbhuiya, general secretary along with members Nibarun Roy Choudhury and Amaresh Barbhuiya of Purandarpur branch committee, GSS, emphasized on self-awareness and alertness. They said that it is necessary to fight for one’s own rights. They requested everyone present to fight against injustice and raise voice against corruption. Deepta Chakraborty, member, GSS, said, “Women should come forward and fight for their rights. The development of a society depends upon the status of both men and women. Social change can only take place if women want.”
“I am content as I have joined an organization that works without any ulterior motive. We should come forward and help each other so that our society can change. There should be a sense of unity among us”, said, Jolly Das, member of the Samiti. Sima Dey and Kakoli Ghosh, members, GSS, requested people residing in urban areas to extend their helping hand towards the people living in rural areas.
Biplab Kumar Goswami, general secretary, central committee, GSS Cachar, who was also the main speaker on the occasion, said, “Government has been launching various plans and schemes from time to time. I am sure that there are more plans in the pipeline. But, unfortutely, due to the presence of some unscrupulous persons at various levels, government’s plans and schemes fails to materialize and thus it falls short of making any impact. Their evil designs hinder proper functioning of the government machineries.”
Biplab Kumar Goswami also said that corrupt persons indulge in money making by misusing government funds. He urged upon the residents of the area to be alert and awake. “It is very essential to be educated and impart education so that one can remain aware of their rights and also exercise them. Development depends on the level of awareness, which can only be gained through proper education,” he added to say.