GUWAHATI, Aug 24 � The Anna euphoria continued to rock the capital city on Wednesday that witnessed citizens of all ages and background pledging their support to the war against corruption. On this day, enthusiasm was running high amongst the senior as well as the upcoming artists who converged at the Lakhidhar Bora Khetra here and registered their anger against the government through colours.
Under the initiative of the All Assam Visual Artists� Association (AAVAA), around 60 artists and the general public participated in a signature campaign with great zeal. Amongst the participants were Noni Borpujari, Biren Singha, Sarat Baruah and others. The participants voiced their expectation and grievances by imprinting poetry, sketches and slogans on a 4ft by 40 ft flex.
�We have got great response to our signature campaign. The support of the general public is simply unbelievable,� said Kishor Kumar Das of AAVAA, further adding that all the artists here were keen to extend their solidarity with Anna Hazare.
The Lakhidhar Bora Khetra thronged with people, old and young and everyone's countenance exuded the determination to continue the fight against corruption.
It needs to be mentioned here that the AAVAA will send the collection of signatures to Anna Hazare to affirm Assam's support to the crusade against corruption.
"People of Assam are with Anna Hazare. Realization has dawned and people want to free the country from corruption," said Das pointing out that every member in the society has been jolted out of their self imposed stupor and isolation by the call of Anna Hazare.
Like in the previous days, impromptu demonstrations and processions by cross section of citizens marked this day too. In a show of solidarity to Anna Hazare, the auto vans in the capital city took out a procession.
The All Assam Students Union (AASU), on the other hand, has decided to launch a Satyagraha on August 27 in Guwahati to strengthen the fight against corruption. So far the students� body has undertaken many protest programmes across the State including torchlight procession to register the anger of the people against the rampant corruption and indifference of the UPA government towards the demand of the masses for a strong anti graft legislation.
Meanwhile, India Against Corruption, Assam branch has extended its gratitude to the people for supporting the campaign. It has decided to go for a massive candle light vigil on August 26.