MANGALDAI: "A section of highly dedicated youths long back went off the mainstream with a dream in their eyes, for which they had to face a lot of trouble, sufferings and pain. Now they have returned to the mainstream. They have the strong feeling of patriotism and courage and are ready to undergo hard work and that is why they have taken the right decision to change their track to cultivation and have engaged in multi-cropping by adopting the organic way of cultivation. It is our responsibility to extend all help and cooperation in transforming these dedicated youths as progressive agri-entrepreneurs, not only to make them self-sufficient but also to contribute to the State," said Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta while ceremonially handing over three tractors to the organized group DAST-R (Development Action for Social Transformation in Rural) formed by the former cadres of the ULFA who came forward for talks with the government. At the initiative of Inspector General of Police of Special Branch, Hiren Kumar Nath and as part of 'Swabalamban' under the Home department, this step was taken for sanctioning the tractors from the CSR fund of Guwahati-based India Carbon Limited.
At a small function organized at village Ramhari on Monday, the DGP also inaugurated a newly-built office building of the DAST-R. Mangaldai legislator Guru Jyoti Das, IGP of SB, Hiren Kumar Nath, DIG of CWR, Brajenjit Singha, Superintendent of Police Amrit Bhuyan, official of India Carbon and other police officials, members of DAST-R and media persons also attended the function.
Addressing the function, legislator Das appreciated the spirit of the State Police for extending a helping hand to this group of youths who have returned to the mainstream. He also thanked Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Agriculture and Veterinary Minister Atul Bora for sanctioning the state-of-the-art goat farm at Chamuapara village initiated by these youths. The DAST-R has already taken up man-abandoned fishery at village Mudoibori, started cultivation of maize in 100 bighas of land at Mahaliapara, started Rabi crop in 55 bighas of land at village Ramhari and is going to start seed farm in an area of 75 bighas of land at village Chamuapara.
The DGP and other dignitaries also visited the goat farm at village Chamuapara and expressed satisfaction over the initiative taken up by DAST-R.
DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, during his day-long visit to Mangaldai, offered felicitation to the HSLC topper Dhritiraj Bastav Kalita and 9th rank holder Bhrigu Mohan Kumar at a small function organized at Police Guest House and offered a Bihuwan, a packet of valuable books while IGP of SB, Hiren Kumar Nath also offered an amount in cash as a token of love and best wishes on behalf of Assam Police. Both the DGP and the IGP of SB closely interacted with both the rank holders in presence of their fathers and offered some valuable advice. Later, DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta also held discussion with the Deputy Commissioner Dilip Kumar Borah and Superintendent of Police Amrit Bhuyan on the prevailing situation in the district.
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