AAKJSU demands scholarship in name of Dr. Banikanta Kakati
PATHSALA: The All Assam Kalita Janagosthi Students’ Union (AAKJSU) has demanded a scholarship in the name of Pandit Dr. Banikanta Kakati.
Anupal Dutta Pathak, president of AAKJSU, said that students belonging to the Kalita community were highly educated but they had not yet got government scholarship. Since the people of Kalita Janagosthi belong to the general category, the Kalita students have been deprived of all government facilities for ages. Now they want a separate scholarship scheme for the welfare of the students of the Kalita community, he said.
AAKJSU also demanded a 50 percent reservation in all government jobs for 5 years. They also demanded reservation in UPSC and APSC or the Kalita candidates and reservation of at least two seats in UPSC and APSC for candidates belonging to the Kalita community.
The AAKJSU leadership also demands reservation of 40 percent seats in medical and engineering colleges of Assam for the students belonging to the Kalita community. Anupal Dutta Pathak, president of AAKJSU, appealed to the State Government to extend the maximum age limit by 7 years from the existing 38 years for the candidates of Kalita Janagosthi in various government services in Assam.
Again Pathak said that the government must include the rich history of the Kalita community in the curriculum of secondary education under the Government of Assam so that everyone would get to know about the history and heritage of the Kalita community in Northeast India.
AAKJSU also demanded reservation of 45 MLA seats in Assam, 4 Lok Sabha seats in Assam and 3 MP seats in the Rajya Sabha for candidates belonging to the Kalita community and added that the government should implement the EWS system immediately in all government services for the benefits of the community.