GUWAHATI, Dec 8 - In order to pay tribute to the 855 martyrs who laid down their lives for the cause of the State, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) will observe Swahid Diwas throughout the State on December 10 commemorating the sacrifice of the first martyr of the Assam movement Khargeswar Talukdar.
The student body will organise tribute-paying programmes in every subdivision of the State. In a statement, the AASU said that the State would never forget the supreme sacrifices made by the 855 martyrs and their families.
AASU president Dipanka Nath, general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi and its advisor Samujjal Bhattacharyya will attend the Swahid Diwas programme at Bhawani Chowk in Barpeta district, where Khargeswar Talukdar laid down his life, added the statement.
In another statement, the student body alleged that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has insulted the Supreme Court verdict on the issue of NRC update in the State.