For the first time in the present history of any political party of Mangaldai, a library has been inaugurated on Wednesday at the district office campus of the regional political party Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) in a bid to create an environment for the academic uplift of its leaders and workers.
The library dedicated to Late Pani Ram Das , its founder district president and a prominent freedom fighter has been ceremonially inaugurated by one of his sons and a senior officer of the State Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Department, Dr Naba Kr Das in presence of several of its senior leaders including former party legislators namely Hiren Kumar Das, Mahendra Mohan Roy Choudhury and Mukunda Ram Choudhury, office bearers of its central committee Atul Chandra Goswami,, Habibur Rahman, Fazlul Hoque Choudhury, Professor Jamaluddin Ahmed and Naba Deka among others.
Speaking on the occasion, president of Asom Gana Parishad, Darrang district committee and other speakers recalled the selfless contribution of Pani Ram Das and other former district presidents like academicians late Lakhi Prasad Dutta, Khargeswar Goswami, Reban Ch Nath , Khiteswar Koch etc.
“It was only late Pani Ram Das who singlehandedly organized a public meeting at Kalaigaon on May 30 of 1975 for the first time in the State to create public opinion for demanding the deportation of the illegal foreign nationals. He also organized another largely attended public meeting on the burning topic at Kalaigaon on February 26 of 1978 and a mass rally at Gandhi Maidan at Mangaldai on April 19 of 1979 before the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) had taken up the issue to create an unprecedented six-year long Assam agitation” said president Barua.
This was followed by the ceremonial unveiling of the board displaying the names of all the 855 martyrs of the Assam Agitation.
Founder Secretary of the party’s Darrang district committee Ramesh Chandra Deka performed the formality.
Much to the joy of the party leaders ahead of the panchayat election the meeting also witnessed more than fifty young supporters of Congress under Dalgaon LAC under the leadership Bolai Sil of Kharupetia town and former district secretary of Congress SC Cell Bhupen Das joining the regional party.
Later in the afternoon, the district committee of AGP organized a citizens’ meeting at Youth Club to seek suggestions on the proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill. Various social organizations taking part in the meeting strongly opposed the proposed amendment which has been aimed to provide shelter to the Hindu Bangladeshis.