From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, February 23: “Senior citizens can lead the society and the younger generation on the basis of their experience of life and it is the duty of the younger generation to show them respect and honour,” said Minister for Fisheries, Water Resource Basanta Das while taking part in the biennial conference of Mangaldai Senior Citizens’ Association held at Satan Dharma Sabha conference hall on Tuesday.
He described it as unfortute that the section of juniors had no feeling of respect towards seniors. The Mangaldai Senior Citizens’ Association was formed in 1999 and since then the Association has been playing a key role in uniting all the senior citizens in a common platform. Eminent jourlist-cum-president of Assam Senior Citizens’ Sanmilan, Dhirendra th Chakravorty and secretary Prafulla Kumar Mahanta also took part as invited guests. President of Mangaldai Satan Dharma Sabha Tilakanda Goswami iugurated the open session presided over by president of the Mangaldai Senior Citizens’ Association, Phulendra th Saharia.
Earlier retired lecturer of Mangaldai College, Rajendra Baruah lit the traditiol lamp to mark the beginning of the conference. In the conference a new committee was formed with Phulendra th Saharia as president and Hareswar Sarma as the secretary.
Phulendra th Saharia in his speech appreciated the initiative of Minister Basanta Das for expediting the pace of development activities in Mangaldai.