GUWAHATI, March 2 - Milon Chora, an association of people hailing from Baligaon area of Jorhat, in its meeting held today, welcomed the decision of the Assam Government to introduce Sanskrit as a compulsory subject up to Class VIII in schools.
The meeting held today under the presidentship of DN Chakravartty stressed the need for education in Sanskrit for the greater knowledge of Assamese by the children of the State.
Chakravartty, while placing the resolution, observed that while teaching of algebra and geometry as compulsory subjects at the high school level scarcely helps any person in their later life, knowledge of Sanskrit makes one perfect linguistically, morally and intellectually.
The Chora also welcomed the present eviction policy of the Assam Government and urged the Government to clear all forest land, wetland and other government spaces from unauthorised occupation.
The Chora also pleaded for proper rehabilitation of indigenous people, especially the landless tribal people.
Dr Birendra Kumar Sarma, Mridul Baruah, Abani Kumar Sarma and Gajen Puzari, in their speeches, suggested holding of annual lectures in memory of Jagannath Barooah, the first graduate of upper Assam.
Sailen Acharya, Pabitra Barthakur and Biren Sarma narrated humorous tales, while Prasanna Barthakur, Bijoy Barkotoky and Pabitra Puzari narrated interesting incidents of their lives.
Devajit Saikia, general secretary, in his report, referred to the activities of the Chora and mentioned the scholarships awarded by it to brilliant students of Baligaon.
Chandrama Devi, Luku Barkotoky and Anima Saikia sang songs in the meeting.