DHEMAJI, Oct 23 - Various key issues and problems of the indigenous Assamese people, a movement against construction of mega dam project in the rivers of Arunachal Pradesh and other north-eastern States are the main points of agenda of the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) general meeting, which got under way at Jonai town in Dhemaji district today.
AASU�s Dhemaji district president Deepak Sarma said the meeting would determine the union�s future course of action for solving problems faced by indigenous Assamese people, while problems of Dhemaji district including recurring flood and erosion and other infrastructure problems would be placed for discussion in the meeting. �We are trying to promote unity among diversity and create awareness on the key issues and support among different groups of local people about AASU activities and win their support to intensify our efforts�, Sarma said.
The inaugural day�s programme of the conference began with the opening of the main gate and was followed by opening of main meeting venue, Mising Murong Ghor, Book fair, Food mela and exhibition halls by the invited guests.
The organisers have constructed pandals at separate locations for different activities.
Inaugurating the main meeting venue, Jonai SDO (C) Nisarge Hivare urged the local people to maintain peace and extend their active cooperation for smooth conduct of the four-day conference.
The AASU central committee conducted its last executive meeting of this session in the presence of around 4000 delegates hailing from different Assam districts.
There will be a convention on ethnic cultures tomorrow, which is to be followed by an open quiz competition, delegates meeting and cultural programme.
The third day�s programme of the conference includes drawing competition among secondary students, seminar, and a popular talk on selected topics.
An open meeting has been fixed on the concluding day on October 26.
An exhibition-cum-sale by Papu Book Stall from Dibrugarh, exhibition of tribal attires by artisans and exhibition of organic dish plates made of arecanut leaf by the Dhemaji Division of Public Health Engineering & Water Supply were some of the special attractions of the programme.