From a Correspondent
Bokajan, November 10: The Bokajan unit of All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union (AAGSU) organized the traditiol Tihar Sanmilan at Birsa Munda Memorial playground here on Thursday.
This traditiol festival of the Gorkha community kick started with the traditiol flag hoisting ceremony followed by a colourful cultural procession. Miss Intertiol India, Rewati Chetri was present to take part in the multi-ethinic cultural rally passing through the streets of Bokajan. While talking to media persons, Rewati expressed her gratitude towards the organizers and thanked everyone for the reception and felicitation. Rewati, while referring to her recent visit to Japan, said that Northeast India was a potential tourist hotspot which needed to be further developed.
Later in the evening, Tezpur MP RP Sharma graced the occasion. On being prodded about the Prime Minister’s surprise move to demonetize Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, the MP said, “It is an interl surgical strike against the anti-tiol elements. There is no less than Rs 15 lakh crore black money in India. Assam is no exception and Karbi Anglong will probably top the list in corruption. Every other government scheme in this hill district has gone defunct. Everything will be investigated and none would be spared.” When asked about the Assam-galand border dispute, the MP said that the government had taken the issue seriously. “There have been talks between both the governments, the most recent took place at Kaziranga. I will persolly take up the issue in the Parliament,” said Sharma.
A colourful cultural night followed where many artistes enthralled the audience with their enchanting performance.