KOKRAJHAR, July 29 - Different political and non-political organisations, including the leaders of the BTAD, have condoled the demise of former President Dr APJ Kalam and conveyed their deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary, ABSU president Promod Boro, Bodo Sahitya Sabha president Dr Kameswar Brahma among others expressed deep sorrow over Dr Kalam�s sudden death. In his message, Mohilary said the country has lost a great thinker and scientist. Boro said Kalam was a leader of science and technology.
The Kokrajhar district unit of the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) on Tuesday evening organised a candle light programme at Pragati Bhavan in the heart of Kokrajhar town paying tribute to Dr Kalam, the icon of every student. A good number of ABSU supporters and PCDR leaders joined the programme. Former Rajya Sabha MP UG Brahma, ABSU secretary Lawrence Islary, Kokrajhar district ABSU unit president Premjit Narzary also attended the programme.
MANGALDAI: Along with the rest of country, people here mourned the sudden demise of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and a few public organisations including �Mangaldaian�, a prominent sociocultural and literary local youth body, organised a public function last evening at the LNB Road to pay their last deepest respect to the �People�s President� of the country.
As many as 84 earthen lamps were lit before the portrait of the �Missile Man�, while members of different organisations and passers-by paid their floral tribute to the departed soul of the �true gem of the soil�.
A brief condolence meeting was also held at the venue before Kakoli Talukdar, one of the senior members of Mangaldaian simply quoted, �Now the heaven will be blessed.� She also asked everyone present to express deep condolence with a silent prayer of two minutes.
HAILAKANDI: The Hailakandi District Congress Committee has mourned the death of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The members of all the party cells attended the condolence meeting held under the presidentship of district president Ashoke Duttagupta. Those who spoke on the occasion included general secretary Hiralal Dutta Purkayastha, Hilal Uddin Laskar, Hirendra Chandra Paul, TA Mazumdar, Madhavi Sarma, among others.
All the speakers highlighted the life and works of the �Missile Man� and urged the new generation to follow the path shown by him. Terming him as a towering personality in the sphere of science and technology, they said that the world has lost a gem. A two-minute silence was also observed for the peace of the departed soul.
The Hailakandi district committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also mourned the death of Dr Kalam. In a meeting held under the presidentship of Kshitish Ranjan Paul, various speakers highlighted the life and activities of the former President. Those who spoke on the occasion included Satyendra Kumar Dey, Nepal Chakraborty, Swapan Paul, Pradip Kumar Dey, Kamakhya Prasad Purkayastha, JC Chakraborty, Hirakjyoti Chakraborty and Dipak Chanda.
RAHA: The residents of Raha, including leaders of political parties, students organisations, head of the educational institutions and intellectuals, expressed grief and sorrow over the death of former Indian President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. They also conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Expressing their grief, Pallavi Kachary, Raha Circle Officer and Dhruba Das, Chairman, Raha Town Committee, said they were saddened to hear the news of passing away of the Missile Man of India. AASU leader Mridul Hazarika said, Dr Kalam�s ideas and behaviour were more powerful than missile.
The students, teachers and staff of the College of Fisheries, Raha also condoled the demise of Dr Kalam who, they termed, as �a true philanthropist and a visionary, who taught each and every Indian to dream big.�