MANGALDAI: The villagers of village Keotpara (Hodapara) near Mangaldai have appreciated the role played by Superintendent of Police of Darrang, Er Sushanta Biswa Sarma in ensuring the safe repatriation of the missing village youth, Mukul Hazarika who languished in a Bangladesh jail for more than four years. The villagers organized a thanksgiving function at the village Shiva Mandir on Wednesday afternoon.
The village women performed an Aai Naam in the traditional way praying for all-round well being of Er Sarma and his family members and also offered hearty gratitude. Earlier, in the well attended function, the villagers accorded a warm welcome to Er Sarma by placing banana plants decorated with flowers. Mukul's parents, wife Kanchan Hazarika and sisters offered phulam Bihuwan while the villagers offered phulam japi to Er Sushanta Biswa Sarma. Pratiksha- an NGO of the locality and other organizations also offered him felicitation. They also offered felicitation to officer in-charge of Mangaldai Police Station, Inspector Mosco Saikia.
The family members and villagers also offered felicitation on media persons Bhargab Kumar Das of The Sentinel, Hitesh Hazarika and Diganta Sarma. Acknowledging the warm love and gratitude, Superintendent of Police Er Sushanta Biswa Sarma said that the Assam Police was always committed and dedicated for the interest of the people of the State.
In the function anchored by former AASU activist Sarat Chandra Deka, NGO activist Basanta Goswami gave a detailed description of the repatriation of Mukul Hazarika and the unique role of Darrang Police led by Superintendent of Police Er Sushanta Biswa Sarma. Media person Bhargab Kumar Das, acknowledging the felicitation, highly appreciated the initiative of the villagers to offer gratitude to Darrang Police in the traditional rural way and said that this initiative would be a permanent bridge of friendship between the police and the public, which surely would help in maintaining a healthy society without any crime and violence. Later, Er Sarma visited the house of Mukul Hazarika and interacted with Mukul and all the family members.