GUWAHATI, Sept 21 � The Guwahati Senior Citizens� Association (GSCA) has made an appeal to intellectuals and political thinkers of the State to take the leadership in solving the long-standing problems with the neighbouring States with specific reference to the hostile attitude displayed by a section of the hooligans and political wirepullers of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
GSCA, in its meeting on Saturday under the presidentship of DN Chakravartty, also suggested that a group of intellectuals and political analysts should proceed to both the States to talk straight to the people of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
Initiating the discussion on national harmony, DN Chakravartty said that through the centuries the hill people accepted the Assamese as their leaders but the waning intellectual and moral brilliance of the Assamese leadership had given rise to hostile forces in Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh to encroach upon the constitutional boundary of Assam.
Chakravartty also suggested that the delegation to Kohima and Itanagar should also include student leaders from the universities and well known writers like Homen Borgohain, and Dr Nagen Saikia.
The meeting also discussed various social problems including the alarming growth of cases of suicides and rapes in which younger generation was involved.
Tabiul Hussain dwelt on the activities of the association during the last few weeks. Dr Malati Baruah, Abani Kumar Sarma and Jagat Bora read out their sectional reports. Dr Jogendranath Nath, centenarian Dr Keshab Chandra Bardoloi, Dr Birendra Kumar Sarma, Baneswar Khound, Kaliprasad Burhagohain, Hem Sarma and Madhabananda Dutta Bardoloi also addressed the function.
Earlier, Mohini Kumar Gogoi, convenor of the meeting, welcomed the guests.