Preparation on war-footing for ABSU’s golden jubilee celebration

From our Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, Feb 6: Brisk preparations are going on at Jangkrikhang Fwthar, Kokrajhar to celebrate the golden jubilee of the ABSU to be held from February 12 to February 15. Since only a few days are left, spotlight seems to have fallen on Jangkhritai Pwthar in Kokrajhar. The venue of the historic event has been decorated for the programme.

Defying cold wave and fincial crunch, hundreds of ABSU activists and villagers have been working in the field round-the-clock to host the grand golden jubilee celebration. Apart from the State’s prominent people, prominent persolities and distinguished guests from the neighbouring States have confirmed their participation in the four day-long celebrations.

Lawrence Islary, general secretary of the ABSU, said the ABSU was founded on February 15 in 1967 and this year it has completed 50 glorious years. He said 1,500 strong volunteers would be deployed to maintain discipline during the celebration. Nearly 10,000 delegates and observers are taking part in the celebration from districts across Assam as well as from different cities of the country and West Bengal state unit of ABSU, Islary, said adding that there would be semirs on different topics and students’ conclave session where resource persons from different universities of the country would participate.

Islary said there would be a book fair and exhibition in the celebration for which over 160 stalls had been set up. Cultural troupes from different communities, including a team from neighbouring Bhutan, have confirmed their participation in the conference, he said and added that noted social activist and UN Brahma Soldier of Humanity award winner Aru Roy would grace the open session as chief guest on the concluding day of the celebration. He said preparations were going on in full swing to hold the celebrations. People from all sections of society were working with dedication in the venue since the beginning of January. He urged all sections of people to cooperate to make the celebration a grand success.