LAKHIMPUR: "The agriculture officers and employees are rendering their services for the betterment of the farmers as a team despite lots of problems. Many posts have been lying vacant in Agriculture Department since a long time. As a result, one officer or employee of the department has to perform lot of works shouldering the responsibilities of the posts lying vacant in the district offices. It has caused an adverse effect in accelerating the departmental activities. It becomes difficult for the aged employees to perform lot of works at a time. On the other hand, the required facilities are not duly available in the department in order to propel the work spirit. An amount of Rs. 40,000 is released to a district as travel allowance for two years. Contingency fund is not available. Under such circumstances, we appeal to the government to fill up the vacant posts and to increase the requisite facilities to the agriculture employees for their better performances," stated Prabin Kumar Saikia, the District Agriculture Officer (DAO) of Lakhimpur while taking part in the open session of the 46th biennial conference of All Assam Subordinate Agriculture Office"The agriculture officers and employees are rendering their services for the betterment of the farmers as a team despite lots of problems. Many posts have been lying vacant in Agriculture Department since a long time. As a result, one officer or employee of the department has to perform lot of works shouldering the responsibilities of the posts lying vacant in the district offices. It has caused an adverse effect in accelerating the departmental activities. It becomes difficult for the ages' Association (AASAOA) as the guest of honour.
Notably, the two-day-long event was organized at DAO Office premises of Lakhimpur in collaboration with Narayanpur, Lakhimpur, Dhakuakhana, Dhemaji and Jonai branch units of the organization from Saturday. On Sunday, the open session commenced with newly elected president of AASAOA, Buddha Kumar Nath under the management of organizing committee secretary Gopal Hazarika. It was inaugurated by organizing committee working president Kinaram Dutta while vocal artiste Banashree Gogoi presented a Borgeet. In his lecture, DAO Prabin Kumar Saikia further called upon the agriculture officers in order to carry on the team spirit while working for the farmers "We are doing a great job. We feel satisfaction as we work in a team spirit. We should carry on it. None of us should prioritize our ego while doing our duties. If we do so, our activities will come to a halt," the DAO asserted.
In the same programme, the souvenir of the event, titled as Soiswa Sombhawa Lakshmirupa, edited by Abdul Gofour Ahmed, was released by Sonaram Kalita, the principal of the Sankardev College. Sub-Divisional Agriculture Officer, Pradip Borah also delivered lecture in the programme as another guest of honour. Former secretary of AASAOA, Nabajyoti Saikia, who took voluntary retirement from his job recently, was accorded warm farewell felicitation in the programme.
On the other hand, the event on Saturday began with a plantation drive. It was followed by the unfurling of organizational flag by AASAOA president Buddha Kumar Nath along with six dignitaries. Led by secretary Nabajyoti Saikia, a galaxy of appointed guests conducted the Smriti Tarpan programme. It was followed by the inauguration of delegates' camp by social activist Badan Borah and a farmers' training programme. Then the last meet of the executive body of AASAOA and first delegates' meeting of the organization commenced. It was inaugurated by former secretary Cheniram Bhuyan. The second delegates' meeting was held on Sunday morning, wherein the executive body of the AASAOA for the upcoming two years was constituted by selecting Buddha Kumar Nath as president and Gopal Hazarika as secretary. Over three hundred delegates from various districts of the State attended the event.