Tai-speaking people living in Assam urged to unite
From a Correspondent
MARGHERITA, January 30: The 6th biannual convention of the All Assam Man (Tai Speaking) Students' Union and Tai Language Youth Festival was held at India Club, Margherita on Friday and Saturday.
The first day's programme bagan with the hoisting of All Assam Man (Tai Speaking) Students' Union flag by the union president Pallav Shyam Wailung. After that smriti tarpan was done by Rajib Bailung, secretary of All Assam Man (Tai Speaking) Students' Union. Pallav Shyam Wailung in his speech said that all Tai-speaking people living in Assam should get united socially, politically, economically, culturally and politically for their greater interest.
Tai Khamiang, Tai Phake, Tai Aiton, Tai Turung, Tai Ahom, Sema and Tangsa Cultural Troupe performed various traditiol songs and dances. On Saturday the Youth Festival was iugurated by Amritanda Mahathera, president of All Assam Bauddha Mahasabha. More than 500 delegates from different places of Assam attended the Tai Language Youth Festival. A 41-member new committee was formed with Saimen Tumten as president and Udayam Turung as secretary.
In delegate session six resolutions were passed such as Man (Tai Speaking) comunity should get full autonomous admininstration, action committee should be formed for Man (Tai Speaking) autonomous adminstration, Prashan Turung who pioneered the Tirap Autonomous Council has been missing for many years and a CBI enquiry should be conducted immediately, and new land policy should be made.
Manje La, chairman of Singpho, Sema,Tangsa and Man (Tai Speaking) Development Council, Keshav Chandra Sonowal, general secratary of All Assam Sonowal Kachari Students' Union, Sanjib Ulup, vice-president of AJYCP Tinsukia District Committee, Teinthee Gohain, noted thinker from harkatiya ,Nipethun Gohain, noted Tai intellectual and retired Lecturer of Dibrugarh University and many distinguished resource persons were present at the Tai Language Youth Festival.