GAURIPUR, Jan 19 - The Netaji Anushilan Samiti of Gauripur has resolved to observe Netaji Jayanti on January 23 in a befitting manner.
The Samiti chalked out a day-long programme to highlight the contributions of the great freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose among the young generation.
Besides declaration of the time of birth of the great warrior, the local MLA Nizanur Rahman will offer floral tributes in memory of the great hero and garland Netaji’s statue installed near the old bus stand at Gauripur.
Various competitions will also be organised among the students of the locality. Jibon Gopal Pramanik, president of the celebration committee will hoist the National Tricolour. A symposium on the life and contributions of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and formation of the Azad Hind Fauz for the freedom of the country will also be held where speakers Mobarak Hussain, Debasish Saha, former minister Mahibul Haque, among others, will take part. Dr S Baidya will light the earthen lamp in the evening. A cultural evening will also be held and the Regal Orchestra is scheduled to anchor the cultural programme.
Resentment: Non-payment of salary since the last five months to the contractual employees of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Bongaigaon Division, has caused serious concern among the employees working at various places under the division.
The employees expected to receive their salaries before Magh Bihu, but as they did not receive payment, as a result they had to pass the Bhogali Bihu sans any festivity. Some among them have even failed to purchase books for their school-going children, thereby causing great concern.
There are about 170 such contractual employees under the division and the authority concerned has till date turned a deaf ear to their repeated pleas for release of pending salaries. However, the aggrieved employees have again demanded immediate release of their salaries without further delay.