GUWAHATI, Dec 2 - On the occasion of Asom Divas (Siu-ka-pha Divas) members of the ATASU Central Committee and Kamrup (Metro) District Committee distributed food among poor and homeless people at different locations throughout the city. Basant Gogoi, president, ATASU Kamrup Metro District Committee and other executive members of Kamrup Metro district committee along with Deep Chiring Phukon, organising secretary, ATASU central committee were among those who carried out the noble work, a press release stated.
The ATASU Kamrup Metro District Committee, Guwahati also celebrated the day with the lighting of earthen lamps and planting of tree saplings at Dighalipukhuri to commemorate the day in memory of the architect of �Bor Asom�. Basant Gogoi said the best way to commemorate the day is to create a healthy atmosphere by planting trees. He said plantation of trees is very important but more important is to protect and nurture them. Participating in the plantation drive, Deep Chiring Phukon, said that Siu-ka-pha is revered for being a strong, courageous and bold leader who played a vital role in unifying the various indigenous ethnic groups of Assam.
Gogoi thanked the Social Forestry Division, Basistha, Guwahati for providing tree saplings for the plantation drive. Yumjum Dini, president, Eco-friendly Society Magi Likabali of Lower Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, Onom Deka, a social worker, Monya Bamey, advisor, Guwahati Galo Students� Union (GGSU), Mayir Taipodi of GGSU, Tanur Gao, Robin Saroh of Adi Students� Union, Guwahati, among others took part in the plantation drive.