MANGALDAI, Oct 20 - The supreme sacrifice of Mojammil Haque, the martyr of Medium Movement of Assam in 1972 was recalled in a public meeting here on Saturday.
In connection with the 48th death anniversary of the martyr, a public function was organised by the Swahid Mojammil Haque Smriti Rakshya Samiti at the Youth Club. Speaking on the occasion, veteran litterateur and lyricist Idris Ali explained why effective use of the mother tongue is essential for the future of community. He said, �Today our State is in a crisis because our mother tongue is in crisis.� He also recalled the sacrifices of noted Bengali writer Suniti Chatterjee and Dr Banikanta Kakati in establishing the identity of the Assamese language.
On the other hand in his inaugural speech, eminent academician and scholar Dr Nagendra Nath Sharma said that if our new generation doesn�t rise to the occasion to safeguard the future of Assamese language, then the supreme sacrifice of Mojammil Haque will go in vain. He also lamented about the attitude of a section of a parents of the elite Assamese society, teaching their wards in English medium schools and feeling proud to declare that their children have failed in the Assamese subject.
The meeting moderated by Amanulla Pasa, working president of the Smriti Rakshya Samiti was also addressed by former minister Basanta Das, former leaders of the Assam Movement Tilak Prasad Baruah and Aminul Haque Saikia, former leader of the Asom Karmachari Parishad Dineswar Sahariah among others. The meeting whose objective was explained by Dipendra Narayan Konwar, secretary of the Smriti Rakshya Samiti also witnessed floral tributes being paid before the portrait of the martyr by his maternal uncle Dr Amanul Haque. The day-long celebration earlier began with the hoisting of the organisational flag by the president of the Smriti Rakshya Samiti, Mukul Ch Deka.