GUWAHATI, June 23 - The Guwahati Senior Citizens� Association (GSCA), at its meeting held here recently, expressed the hope that under the leadership of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, the new government would be able to overcome long-standing problems like the presence of illegal foreigners, administrative corruption, lawlessness, terrorism and encroachment on State territories by organised gangs from neighbouring States.
The meeting, held under presidentship of senior journalist DN Chakravartty, stressed the need for initiation of practical measures to evict all encroachers from government land and the land of the 600 sattras. The meeting decided to send a delegation to meet the Chief Minister with a ten-point memorandum, highlighting the problems of the State and offering suggestions to tide over the problems.
Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, member in charge of the administration and coordination of the association, in his report, mentioned the activities of the association in the last one month. The meeting, at the outset, condoled the death of APCC president Anjan Dutta and the pioneer of mobile theatre, Achyut Lahkar, and described both of them as brilliant and patriotic sons of the State.
Krishna Lahkar, member, finance, placed before the house the financial statement.
Jagat Chandra Bora, Dr Jogendra Nath, Dr Debdas Bharali, Surendra Kumar Barua, Ramani Kanta Deka and Kanika Bordoloi, while participating in the discussion, expressed the hope that the new government under the leadership of Sonowal, would be able to solve the problems of corruption, nepotism and lethargy in the State administration and introduce a system of administration now being followed at the Centre under the leadership of Narendra Modi.
The speakers offered a suggestion for adopting the system of inviting online tenders to avoid every possible scope of corruption.
Group Captain (retd) Atul Barua, Dr AC Rabha and Baneswar Khaund, who also participated in the discussion, offered suggestions to mitigate the sufferings of the city people from recurring floods and the harrowing problem of congestion in the streets due to heavy traffic and narrow roads. Hemoprabha Barua presented a �Dihanaam� on the occasion.