TEZPUR, Feb 9 � The Tinmail Bazar Committee, near here held a special meeting at the No. 1 Dolabari LP School recently to commemorate the contribution of former Tezpur MP Purna Narayan Sinha on his 15th death anniversary.
It is to be mentioned here that Purna Narayan Sinha, who was a vocal parliamentarian, was elected as a representative of the people here, from the Tezpur Lok Sabha segment on the Janata Party ticket in 1978 spoke in the Parliament strongly on various burning issues of the State and of Tezpur. In the later years he adorned the posts of chairman of Labour Commission, Government of Assam during the AGP regime, president of Trade Union, Cotton Mill, Chaidwar, near Balipara here, chairperson of SC-ST Welfare Board, Parliamentary Secretary of SC and ST etc., and was associated with many social organisations. More importantly, only as an outcome of the work done by him for the cause of the people here, the Kolia Bhumuraguri bridge came into being, which was formally inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on April 14, 1987.
The commemoration programme held under the aegis of Tinmail Bazar Committee, noted social worker, Suklal Sahu was attended by a host of distinguished personalities including the general secretary of Tinmail Bazar Committee, Rafiqul Islam, son of the former MP, Parashmani Sinha and daughter- in-law Manisha Sinha, president of Mazdoor Morcha, Sonitpur BJP (West), Anil Ghosh among others. Explaining the purpose of the occasion, Rafiqul Islam spoke on how late Dr Sinha, born in Tinmail area had a close attachment with the common people. �We have got a number of political representatives till date, but late Dr Purna Narayan Sinha was an incomparable figure,� he asserted. Alleging that the former MP is yet to gain adequate recognition for his work, BJP worker Anil Ghosh, said that people�s interest was given top priority by the parliamentarian during his period, instead of the personal interest that is reflected in the activities of present day political leaders. Noted social worker and director, Human Right Action Council, Assam Chapter and the son of the former MP, Parashmani Sinha, recalling his father�s selfless zeal said that Purna Narayan Sinha should be kept in the heart of the people by following his ideology.
The meeting resolved a proposal to urge the authority concerned to name a road in the locality after a prominent social worker of the area, late Ram Das Sahu who had a close attachment with Dr Purna Narayan Sinha. Earlier, the guests and the common people paid tributes on the photograph of the parliamentarian.