JORHAT, Dec 3 - The Press Club of Jorhat has preserved a chair on which the late former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi used to sit during visits to the club after its building was inaugurated in 2009. The wooden chair was donated by Rubul Chandra Dutta, a resident of Gazpuria Gaon and a member of the Jorhat Town Congress Committee. The chair was arranged as Tarun Gogoi had to sit straight due to a backache.
The chair has now been given a makeover with Gogoi�s photograph pasted on to the back and details about the significance of the chair written and pasted on the seat. Sankab Kaushik Baruah, president of the Press Club of Jorhat, said the club was indebted to Gogoi as it was during one of his tenures as Chief Minister that land was allotted for the club at Jail Road and Gogoi had sanctioned Rs 25 lakh for construction of the double-storeyed club.
As a mark of respect to the departed leader, the chair would be preserved in his memory, Baruah said.