From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, July 28: The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) on Tuesday expressed deep condolence at the demise of former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the ‘Missile Man of India’ who rendered his contribution vehemently to the tion, world and especially to the student community with his inspiring words to the young minds.
The ABSU observed silent prayer by lighting candle as a mark of respect to the departed soul in front of Pragati Bhavan in the evening. ABSU general secretary Lawrence Islary, former Rajya Sabha MP UG Brahma and senior leaders of the student body took part in lighting of candles.
ABSU general secretary Islary said the last moments of Dr Kalam’s life were spent with the students at IIM, Shillong. The union condoled his demise by declaring three days mourning with the union’s flag at half mast in every office and followed by prayer in the evening with candle lighting.
Islary said that on the request of the union in the year 2011, Dr Kalam attended the 43rd annual conference at Maidansri Nwgwr, Bargaon, Kokorajhar on February 3, 2011, where he interacted with a large number of students from the Bodoland region. It was indeed his inspiration and encouragement to the Mission Quality Education of All Bodo Students’ Union that has made the mission successful. The student community has lost a great mind and Dr Kalam’s demise was an irreparable intellectual damage to the society, said the ABSU leader.
The general secretary of Dularai Boro Harimu Afat (DBHA) Jogeswar Brahma, leaders of BTC Executive Council and various organizations expressed deep shock over the demise of the former President.