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GUWAHATI, Feb 19 � The Assam Senior Citizens� Association (ASCA), in its fourth biennial session held at Barpeta Road on February 14 and 15 under the presidentship of DN Chakravartty, appealed to the State Government to enhance the quantum of old-age pension to a respectable level and to ensure that no deserving elder persons in the BPL category are deprived of their legitimate claims.

The association also took serious view of the construction of several dams in the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra and urged the Government of India to put international pressure on China through the United Nations.

The association elected a new executive committee with Tabiul Hussain as president, Mohan Burhagohain as working president, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta as general secretary and Sivananda Mahanta as finance secretary.

The four vice presidents are Naren Sarma, Tarun Chandra Bora, Jiten Deuri and Dimbeswar Das, while the sectional secretaries are Dr Harinarayan Barkakati (health), Dr Dilip Burhagohain (education), Baneswar Khound (public relations and culture) and Suresh Saikia (literature).

It was decided to hold the next meeting of the executive committee at Titabor in May.

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Call to hike old-age pension

GUWAHATI, Feb 19 � The Assam Senior Citizens� Association (ASCA), in its fourth biennial session held at Barpeta Road on February 14 and 15 under the presidentship of DN Chakravartty, appealed to the State Government to enhance the quantum of old-age pension to a respectable level and to ensure that no deserving elder persons in the BPL category are deprived of their legitimate claims.

The association also took serious view of the construction of several dams in the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra and urged the Government of India to put international pressure on China through the United Nations.

The association elected a new executive committee with Tabiul Hussain as president, Mohan Burhagohain as working president, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta as general secretary and Sivananda Mahanta as finance secretary.

The four vice presidents are Naren Sarma, Tarun Chandra Bora, Jiten Deuri and Dimbeswar Das, while the sectional secretaries are Dr Harinarayan Barkakati (health), Dr Dilip Burhagohain (education), Baneswar Khound (public relations and culture) and Suresh Saikia (literature).

It was decided to hold the next meeting of the executive committee at Titabor in May.