GUWAHATI, Aug 20 � The Guwahati Senior Citizens� Association (GSCA) has extended its full support to Gandhian Anna Hazare�s national movement against corruption in the country, and urged the Government to frame the Lokpal Bill in such a manner that reflected the will of the nation.
The association, in its meet held today under the presidentship of veteran journalist DN Chakravartty, also called upon the State Government to station permanently a rapid action force with headquarters in the flood-prone Dhemaji district to execute rescue operations at short notice in the event of devastating calamities as witnessed in the district last week.
The meet also suggested that the Government commissioned internationally-known experts to control the unpredictable behaviour of rivers like Gai, Dikrong and Ranganadi on the north bank causing untold miseries to millions.
Tabiul Hussain, Abani Kumar Sarma, Dr Minoti Hazarika and Prafulla Kumar Mahanta placed their monthly reports in the meet.
Several members including Jagat Bora, Surendra Kumar Baruah, Bijuli Sarma, Hem Sarma, Ramani Kanta Deka, JC Kotoky, Dr Haren Das and P Barman, while participating in the discussion, stressed the need for reintroduction of pre-service training courses for primary schoolteachers and also for introduction of geography and history in the secondary classes.