From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, January 24: Synchronizing with the countrywide celebration of the 119th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the Darrang district committee of All Assam Bengali Yuba Satra Federation (AABYSF) organized a day-long function at Mangaldai to offer their tribute and homage to Netaji.
The day-long function was organized at village Mowamari near Mangaldai town on Saturday in presence of a large number of people, particularly of the younger generation. President of Darrang District Committee of AABYSF, Madhu Ghosh, marked the beginning of the day by unfurling the AABYSF flag followed by homage paying function where all sections of people offered their floral tribute in memory of Netaji.
In the open meeting presided over by former Ward Commissioner of Mangaldai Municipality Board (MMB) and wildlife activist Shambhu Dev th, Executive Member of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) for Transport, Soil Conservation and Cooperation Jagadish Sarkar highlighted the life and works of Netaji and appealed to the younger section of the society to follow the ideology of Netaji to build a stronger tion with courage and valour and with the spirit of patriotism. Jagadish Sarkar in his speech made it clear that the Hindu Bengalis living in Assam were equal to any ethnic group and they (Hindu Bengalis) could never create any threat to Assamese culture and identity.
Media person Bhargab Kumar Das, eminent artiste and former Vice Chairman of Mangaldai Municipality Board (MMB), Swapan Kumar Ghosh, cultural activist-cum-businessman Kiriti Bora, former adviser of AABYSF Arjun Das, former AASU activist-cum-claimant of AIUDF nomition from Mangaldai LAC Sahadev Das and former AABYSF organizer Subrata Ray also addressed the function and paid homage to Netaji.
Earlier a cultural team led by Rekha Mazumdar and Sima Dutta Ray performed the theme song of the AABYSF in chorus while upcoming child artiste Sagarika Mazumdar enthralled the audience with her melodious performance of an Assamese patriotic song.