BONGAIGAON, Oct 20 - Seven student groups in Chirang district have demanded the civil and police administration to put some strict regulation in force against some evil and anti-social practices performed in the name of festival celebration in the district.
Such festivals or mela for prolonged periods not only disturbs the educational atmosphere, but also casts a negative impact on the frugal economy of the rural people, the student leaders opined.
Different forms of gambling and lotteries as well as open selling of liquor and hooch during such festive occasions and melas often cause irreparable damage to the society as a whole, the student leaders added.
Sound systems thoughtlessly played in high decibel till late in the night during these festivals disturbs the tranquility of the locality and obviously has a negative impact on the mental health of the local people. Hence the leaders of the student groups called upon the administration to regulate these evil practices in the greater interest of the society and common people.
Leaders of All Bodo Students� Union, All Adivasi Students� Association of Assam, All BTC Minority Students� Union, All BTC Bengali Youth Students� Federation, All Assam Gorkha Students� Union, All Santhal Students� Union and All Minority Students� Union jointly submitted a memorandum recently to the district administration in this connection and sought remedial action on a priority basis.