HAFLONG, Sep 1 - In response to an appeal made by the Dima Hasao district administration, thousands of students and people from every walk of life took out a rally for peace and development and against alcoholism, drug abuse, child labour and bandh culture, here today.
The rally that started from the Cultural Institute Hall passed through the major thoroughfares of Haflong up to the District Library rotary and converged on the Town Committee field, popularly known as the Lal field.
The rally was led by the Deputy Commissioner Juri Phukan, Executive Member, NC Hills Autonomous Council Nirmal Langthasa, Town Committee Chairman KaliJoy Sengyung, Town Committee Vice Chairman John Phoithong, Principal Secretary, NCHAC Ramesh Thoasen, Principal Secretary (N) Mukut Kemprai, ADC Si-im Taro, EAC Deepak Jidung, EAC Meghanjay Thaosen along with representatives from several NGOs and traders� community.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Juri Phukan while appreciating the participants appealed not to allow any force to disturb the process of peace and development in Dima Hasao district. She appealed to the students� community not to indulge in alcoholism and drugs. She also banned the sale of �dendrite� in the district from today. Further, she appealed to all to defy the bandh calls in the district.
Nirmal Langthasa, EM, NCHAC appealed to the people of Dima Hasao to make the district a beautiful and developed one since it has every potential to become the most beautiful and peaceful district not only in the State but also in the country because people from other parts consider the district of Dima Hasao as a mini North-east India.
Among others, Jadikhe Naisho Hosom president Kalayan Daulagaphu, Town Committee chairman Kalijay Sengyung also spoke against drug abuse, alcoholism, bandh culture and other anti-social activities which deterred the process of peace and development. They also appealed to all to take the pledge of making the district of Dima Hasao the most beautiful and developed district with united efforts.