Lakhimpur district body of AYM set deadline of 15 days to use Assamese language
LAKHIMPUR: The Lakhimpur district body of Asomiya Yuva Mancha (AYM) has set a deadline of 15 days to use the Assamese language on the signboards, billboards, banners of the commercial institutions, academic institutions, governmental, semi-governmental, non-governmental offices under the jurisdiction of the district. Otherwise, the organization will initiate an intensified movement against all concerned after the end of the deadline.
This was declared by the dignitaries of the organization in a press meet convened at North Lakhimpur Press Club on Friday. Addressing the media persons, Anupam Saikia, the State committee organizing secretary cum Lakhimpur district unit adviser of the organization, stated that though the organization had consecutively appealed and initiated stir programs demanding the use of the Assamese language in the signboards, billboards, banners of the commercial institutions, academic institutions, governmental, semi-governmental, non-governmental offices and social institutions of the district, a section of such agencies concerned had yet been seen neglecting the application of the mother tongue.
“Despite the passing of the Assam Official Language Act in 1960 recognizing Assamese as the official language of the State, the Act concerned has still not been implemented in Lakhimpur district. Regarding the violation of the provisions of the Act in the district, our organization has submitted several memoranda to the Deputy Commissioner demanding his steps with regard to its strict implementation. But the district administration has not taken any step for the same till the date as a consequence of which our organization was compelled to stage a protest program. Our organization will initiate a movement against those institutions which have still violated the Act in a bid to safeguard the mother tongue”, asserted Anupam Saikia in the press meet wherein Lakhimpur unit AYM president Chiranjit Bordoloi, vice president Mantu Das, assistant secretary Rantu Das were also present.