SIVASAGAR, Sept 4 - A total of 1530 primary school teachers of Sivasagar district, who have been deprived of their salaries since the last many years will boycott this year�s Teacher�s Day in protest against the alleged negligence and indifference of the present Government to their plight.
Kushal Buragohain and Basanta Neog, president and secretary of the committee of teachers deprived of salaries in a release to the media on September 1 said that the four BJP MLAs from the district had assured the teachers of all possible help and commitment for releasing their salaries prior to the elections a year ago. But they have now turned a deaf ear to their grievances.
Aswini Chetia, president, Joutha Sangrami Mancha, Debajit Dutta of the Sangrami Yuva Chatra Parishad, Pran Pradip Mohan, secretary, Motok Yuva Chatra Parishad, Sarifuddin Ahmed of Ujani Asom Muslim Kalyan Parishad, Mrinal Dutta, president, Koch Rajbongshi Chatra Santha and Faridul Islam, president, Minority Students� Union in a meeting with the teachers at the Teachers� Bhawan recently lent support to the teachers demands and called upon the government to recognise their sacrifices and retain them in their posts. The meeting resolved to carry out a sit-in demonstration for an indefinite period in front of the Deputy Commissioner�s office tomorrow and boycott the government�s official function at the Natya Mandir.