Staff Correspondent DIBRUGARH, Dec 23 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today announced that the government would be soon establishing a university in the name of Shri Shri Aniruddhadeva in the State.
Sadou Asam Mottock Sanmilan, Sadou Asam Mottock Yuba Chatra Sanmilan and Sadou Asam Mottock Mahila Parishad felicitating Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Dibrugarh on Saturday.
Addressing a huge gathering during a joint open session of the 29th three-day biennial convention of Sadou Asam Mottock Sanmilan and Sadou Asam Mottock Yuva Chatra Sanmilan and fifth biennial convention of Sadou Asam Mottock Mahila Parishad, the Chief Minister said that a university like institute will be fitting to honour the great Vasihnava saint and social reformer of medieval Assam, who is known for devotion, moral and religious teachings. “We must learn to draw inspirations from our great saints and leaders to strengthen and build a better Assam,” he said.
Sonowal also called upon ULFA leader Paresh Baruah to give up the arms. “I also urge Paresh Baruah to join hands with the people of Assam for a new and strong Assam. We must create an environment for dignified and peaceful living to strengthen and rebuild the greater Assamese community. We must build industries in all the thirty three districts in the State to create job and ensure economic stability for stronger Assam,” he said.
On the prevailing sense of insecurity among the indigenous communities due to influx, the Chief Minister said that government is making effort to seal the Indo-Bangla border and prepare a flawless NRC. “In order to protect the interest of the indigenous people of the State, we will be sealing the borders and ensure that NRC upgradation is flawless,” he said. On the occasion Sonowal also released a new history book of the Mottock community.
The meeting presided over by Uday Shankar Mohan, president, Sadou Asam Mottock Yuva Chatra Sanmilan was also addressed by pro talk ULFA leader Anup Chetia and Jorhat MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi and others. Agricultural Minister Atul Bora also attended the meeting.
It needs to be mentioned here that the long pending demand of the Mottock community has been scheduling of the community, autonomy, reservation for the community, building Mottock Bhawan in Guwahati and protecting and preserving the history of the community. The members of the community, who had gathered in big numbers, however were left dissatisfied at Chief Minister’s speech, as he ignored these demands in his speech. The president of the meeting had earlier asked the Chief Minister to speak on the demands of the Mottock community.