GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that Mising people are the indispensable part of the larger demography of the State and the fruits of development that the State at present is enjoying can significantly be attributed to the cultural and educational contribution of the Mising community.
Speaking at the central celebration of Ali-Aye-Ligang at Ghunasuti in Lakhimpur district on Wednesday, Chief Minister Sonowal said considering the immense contribution of the people belonging to Mising community, the State government is taking several schemes for the socio-economic, cultural and academic empowerment of the Mising people.
Chief Minister Sonowal also said that to sustain the valuable role of the Mising people, they would have to take the help of education and adapt themselves to the changing circumstances induced by science and technology. He observed that the 21st century is the age of science and technology and in this century if a community has to sustain its progressive march, it has to acclimatize with the latest innovations of science and technology.
Paying deep tribute to various personalities belonging to Mising community in the field of academics, Chief Minister Sonowal urged upon the younger generation to emulate the personalities like Taburam Taid, Dr. Rana Patir, and the host of others.
Hailing the people of Ghunasuti, which is an interior part of Lakhimpur district, Chief Minister Sonowal said that the enthusiasm radiated by them in celebrating Ali-Aye-Ligang is a source of motivation and encouragement for the government. He also announced that to remove the bottleneck of communication and to facilitate good communication between Ghunasuti and Lakhimpur, the government would construct a bridge at Ghagarghat and would lay new roads in phases.
He also said that besides facilitating expeditious completion of a cultural complex after the name of late linguist Taburam Taid at Gogamukh, the State government would install a large size statue of the late academician at Ghunasuti and announced Rs. 20 lakh from the government’s untied fund for this purpose.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister also felicitated nine eminent personalities of Mising community acknowledging their role in different walks of social life. He also released a souvenir on the occasion.
The function organized by Cultural Affairs Department in association with Lakhimpur district administration and greater Ghunasuti Ali-Aye-Ligang celebration committee was addressed among others by Minister of State (independent) for Cultural Affairs Department Naba Kumar Doley, MP Pradan Baruah, MLAs Bhuban Pegu, Dr. Ranuj Pegu, CEM of Mising Autonomous Council Paramananda Chayengia among others. MLAs Utpal Dutta and Debananda Hazarika, representatives from different organizations of Mising community and host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion, stated a press release.