A view of the 5th Foundation Day of Assam Gorkha Sanmelan observed in Udalguri. Northeast Now

The 75th Foundation Day of Assam Gorkha Sanmelan (AGS) was observed at the Khawrang Gorkha Natya Rangashala premises in Udalguri with a day-long programme on Tuesday.

The programme began with the hoisting of the Sanmelan’s flag by Ramesh Dahal, the President of Udalguri district committee of AGS, followed by smriti tarpan by Bhuban Dhamala, the General Secretary of Udalguri district committee of the AGS.

The sapling plantation was initiated by Bishnu Prasad Poudyal.

The delegates’ session of the Khawrang branch committee of the AGS was inaugurated by Laxman Goutam, the Vice-President of the Udalguri district committee of AGS while the delegates’ session of 4 No Borigaon branch was inaugurated by Dilip Bhusal, the Executive President of Udalguri district committee.

The open session was presided over by Ramesh Dahal and the welcome address was delivered by Shiva Bhattarai.

The session was inaugurated by Laxmi Sendai, the General Secretary of Asom Gorkha Sanmelan.

Bhaskar Dahal, another General Secretary of AGS, urged the people to stay united to resolve the problems being faced by the community.

Dilu Sarmah, the Executive President of BTC region Assam Gorkha Sanmelan, urged the Assam Government and the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) to give due importance to the Gorkha community people.

The meeting was also attended by literary pensioners Tarapati Upadhyaya, Bidyapati Dahal, Sahitya Akademi Translation awardee Puspadhar Sarmah and others.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com

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