DOOMDOOMA, Oct 25 - �To erect the backbone of a nation, it must have education. An uneducated nation is like a person without backbone,� said Dr Bhimkanta Baruah, Reader, Department of Assamese, Dibrugarh University.
Addressing the open session of the Silver Jubilee Conference of Doomdooma regional committee of All Moran Students' Union (AMSU), held at Doomdooma town field recently, Dr Baruah emphasised on education for a developing nation like India. He also supported the demand for ST status of the Moran tribes. He also stressed on the comprehensive study of the history of the Moran tribe.
The open session was presided over by the Doomdooma Regional AMSU president, Ratul Gohain. It was inaugurated by Naba Moran, an executive member of the central committee of AMSU. The meeting was also addressed by AMSU president Arunjyoti Moran, former MLA of Doomdooma LAC, Durga Bhumij, and several leaders of different student bodies.
In this open session, the biennial magazine of Doomdooma Regional Committee of AMSU "Saumar Sandhan" was formally released by academician Ghanakanta Moran, while the secretary of Doomdooma Press Club, Manoj Dutta, inaugurated the souvenir called "Doomdooma", published on the occasion.
Eminent Assamese poet and a retired vice-principal of Doomdooma College, Dr Aruna Gogoi Baruah, retired professor of Doomdooma College, Lakheswar Moran, and journalist and social activist, Arjun Baruah, were felicitated by AMSU in the open session.
Earlier in the day, a colourful cultural procession was taken out depicting the rich cultural heritage of the Moran tribe.