LAKHIMPUR: The activists of the Lakhimpur district unit of the Tai-Ahom Yuva Chatra Parishad staged a two-hour-long sit-in on Monday as a mark of protest against the State government for not fulfilling their demand.
Staging the programme in front of the Lakhimpur Deputy Commissioner’s office, the organization demanded the State government to introduce the Tai-Ahom language in the academic institutions of the State and to administer teaching the language from the lower primary to college-level courses. Initiating the same programme, the organization further demanded to take steps to introduce the Tai-Ahom language as a two-year diploma course in Mahdavdeva University too.
The protesters, led by Lakhimpur unit president Joy Jyoti Gogoi and joint secretaries Akshyay Gogoi and Dulu Lahon, shouted various slogans in support of their demands. Later the organization submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal through the Deputy Commissioner of Lakhimpur, urging him to fulfil their demands soon.
Through the memorandum, the organization expressed strong resentment against the unmoved attitude on the part of the State Government with regard to fulfilling the demands. The memorandum further stated that the organization had submitted a memorandum to the Vice-Chancellor of Madhavdeva University on September 27, appealing him to arrange the teaching of the Tai-Ahom language as two-year diploma course, unlike Dibrugarh University. But the Vice-Chancellor allegedly paid no attention to this appeal. The organization expressed grievance over this issue too.
In addition to the dignitaries of the district committee, the office bearers and the activists of the Laluk, Kadam, Telahi, Narayanpur regional committees of the organization took part in the protest.