GUWAHATI, Nov 6 � The Assam Theosophical Federation, in its 33rd annual meeting held at the Freedom Fighters� Hall recently, called upon the people of the State to strive for universal brotherhood and spiritual awakening by avoiding communal hatred and materialistic pursuits.
The federation also made an appeal to the people to help create an atmosphere of peace against the prevailing climate of corruption, violence and all forms of social and moral degradion.
The meeting was presided over by Raghu Nath Choudhury who paid tributes to Dr Annie Besant, Col Alcot and Madam Bhavatsky, the founders of the organisation and referred to the pioneers of the movement in Assam.
The secretary of the Federation Golak Chandra Dutta, in his report, said that there are 32 Theosophical lodges in Assam with a total membership of about 700. The annual magazine of the Federation, Jnan Jeuti edited by Ila Sarma, was released by DN Chakravartty with a short speech. Dr Maina Sarma delivered a scholarly talk on Raj Yoga. NC Dutta, Goluk Deka, Gokul Chandra Deka, Dr Bipul Sarma, Girija Mohan Saikia and RCD Sarma also took part in the discussion. Nirmali Chakravarty, Aloka Choudhury and Mehtab Hussain read out from religions scriptures.
A new 15-member executive committee with DN Chakravartty as president and Raghunath Choudhury as secretary was formed for the next three years. The other office-bearers are vice-presidents Girija Mohan Saikia, Dr Bipul Sarma and Gokul Chandra Deka; joint secretary Ramesh Chandra Deka Sarma; editor Amal Chandra Goswami; publicity secretary Golok Chandra Dutta and auditor Anjan Kumar Roy. The newly-elected executive committee will meet on November 13 at the State head office of the Theosophical Federation. This was stated in a press release.