|Memorial meeting organised|
GUWAHATI, Nov 8 - Coinciding with the establishment day of the AITUC, a meeting was held at the Lakhinath Baruah Sadan in memory of Late Subodh Sarkar and Late Rekha Sarkar recently, stated a press release.
It may be mentioned here that Subodh Sarkar, who passed away on February 15, 2017, was not only an active member of the AITUC (All India Trade Union Congress) but also a social and cultural worker. He actively took part in many movements of the working class. His wife Rekha Sarkar, who died on February 5, 2018, was a teacher in Assam Railway High School. She took active part in Subodh Sarkar’s life as a trade union leader.
The memorial meeting started with a welcome speech by Udayan Biswas. The programme was followed by recitation of Jyotiprasad Agarwala’s Ture mure alokore jatra in English, Bengali and Assamese languages by Gautam Bhattacharya and Dabolina Sangupta. Thereafter, a Kamrupia folk song was performed by Alakananda Chakravarty.
Later, Subodh-Rekha Smaran, a memorial book edited by Udayan Biswas was inaugurated by Asomiya Pratidin’s Editor-in-Chief Nitya Bora.
CPM leader Hemen Das, in his speech, threw light on the life of Subodh Sarkar and his determined struggle for the workers of LIC. Pointing to the present turmoil between the Assamese and Bengali people of Assam, the Leftist leader said that many political leaders are trying to spread the poison of hatred between these two communities for their personal benefits. They are trying to divide the communities in order to increase their vote banks.