Seuji Asom offers Rongali Bihu greetings to farmers and folk artistes in Darrang
MANGALDAI: Farmers are the backbone of the country and in this lockdown period, farmers have been adversely affected. Kharupetia in Darrang district is considered as the ‘vegetable hub’ of Assam but during this lockdown, agricultural products have been damaged due to non-availability of the market. However, a number of ideal and progressive farmers of Darrang district, with active support and cooperation of the district administration and district police, have been continuing the supply of agriculture products and green vegetables in different areas of the district and in Guwahati city during the lockdown period.
Young, dynamic and progressive farmers of Kharupetia - Habib Rahman, Ashadulla Ahcon, Jahangir Alom and Abdus Salam - have come forward to purchase the vegetables from the growers at a reasonable rate and to sell the vegetables in other areas as per the rate fixed by the Agriculture department, thereby providing minimum relief both to the growers and the urban consumers. During this lockdown period, the farmers of Kharupetia have continued the supply of green vegetables through ‘Krishakar Dokan’ at Chandmari in Guwahati. The farmers of Kharupetia have also got permission to take the green vegetables to areas in Upper Assam.
‘Seuji Asom’ – a newly formed non-government voluntary organization to unite all the young and progressive agri entrepreneurs of Darrang district in a single platform - has taken up a unique initiative to offer Rongali Bihu greetings to the farmers and folk artistes of the district. Office bearers of ‘Seuji Asom’ like president Hiren Kumar Saharia, members Ganesh Dutta, Hare Krishna Nath and adviser Bhargab Kumar Das offered Rongali Bihu greetings to Kali ( a sehnai-type musical instrument once widely played during Assamese weddings) player Kulen Nath of village Tupapara in Sipajhar, ideal farmer Nabab Ali of Bodiasicha in Sipajhar, young organic farmer Dhruba Jyoti Saikia of village Ramgaon, ideal Avian entrepreneur Kushal Deka of Mangaldai, progressive organic farmers and green vegetable exporter Habib Rahman, Ashadulla Ahcon and Jahangir Alom and senior farmer Abdul Kalam at village Bihudiya near Kharupetia with a phulam Bihuwan.
“The farmers and the jawans are the backbone of the country. But unfortunately during celebrations, we often forget the sacrifice and contribution of the jawans and the farmers. Keeping this in mind, we have decided to offer felicitation and greetings to our farmers and jawans,” said president of Seuji Asom, Hiren Kumar Saharia while talking to The Sentinel.