From our Correspondent
lbari, February 8: The BTC administration has no objection to ST status being given to the Sarania Kachari community. This decision was taken in the BTC council for necessary action of the higher authority.
While addressing as the distinguished guest in the open session of the 14th annual conference of the All Assam Sarania Kachari Students’ Union at Tamulpur recently, BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary appealed to the Bodo people and Sarania Kachari people to work for the development of society with mutual cooperation. He urged all sections of people not to create differences among communities. He lambasted those sections which were trying to create a division among various communities.
Mohilary severely criticized the NDFB which had maligned the Bodo community in the society. He said that the Bodos would no longer tolerate such anti–people activities of the NDFB.
Ramesh Chandra Das, the chairman of Sarania Kachari Development Council, while iugurating the open session, said that Sarania Kachari people should be united so that the community could develop on all fronts. He also expressed serious concern that the community was lagging behind and was being neglected by the government.
Ismail Hussain, eminent writer, said that the Sarania Kachari community was gradually advancing in culture, language and literature. He urged the Sarania Kachari people to work for the development of their culture and for their identity.
Aditya Khaklary, general sectary of All Assam Tribal Sangha, MP va Sarania, Imamul Muchahary, MLA of Tamulpur, Maneswar Rabha, the president of Rabha Students’ Union, Maneswar Brahma, MLA, Ganesh Kachari, BTC EM and others spoke at the open session which was presided over by Lankeswar Deka, president of the students’ union .
Earlier, Dipak Deka, the vice–chairman of Sarania Kachari Development Council iugurated the cultural procession that was brought out on the occasion. A new body of All Assam Sarania Kachari Students’ Union was formed with Hiran Sarania as president and Dipjyoti Sarania as general secretary and with 30 members and office bearers .