Around two hundred medical practitioners across Assam were seen on the street singing, dancing and shouting slogans as a colourful cultural rally was taken out through the Mangaldai town.
The cultural rally was taken out to mark the celebration of the 44th Annual General Conference of the AMSA (AMSACON) on the second day of the conference at Mangaldai on Saturday.
The cultural procession which showcased the rich cultural heritage of Assam in general and Darrang in particular also witnessed display of placards with messages for the society including ‘Save girl child’ and ‘Small family , happy family’ among others.
The cultural rally was ceremonially flagged off by Mangaldai MLA Gurujyoti Das from the new campus of the Maternity and Child Health Hospital (M&CH), Mangaldai.
It was followed by technical session, delegates’ meet and cultural evening.
Earlier, programmes of the second day of the three-day-long celebration began with hoisting of the organizational flag by Dr Dilip Deba Sarma, president of Assam Medical Service Association (AMSA) followed by the smriti tarpan initiated by its secretary Dr Kanak Ch Talukdar.
The third and closing day of the conference on Sunday will feature different programmes including the open session at the District Library Auditorium in the afternoon.
The open session is expected to be attended by Assam Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma as the Chief Guest.
The conference got off to a start on Friday afternoon following formal inauguration of the delegates’ camp by Dr Ruplal Nunisha, Joint Director of Health Services, Darrang as well as the president of the organizing committee at M&CH Hospital.