SIVASAGAR, Nov 29 - Representatives of AASU, Sivasagar district unit, led by Manik Gogoi and Sarat Hazarika, vice president and education secretary respectively, AASU central committee, Ashim Dutta and Samiran Phukan, president and secretary, Sivasagar District Students� Union, Parag Dutta, Manobjyoti Kalita and Dipankar Saikia submitted three separate memorandums to State Minister of Water Resource, Science & Technology and Cultural Affairs Kesav Mahanta in Sivasagar Circuit House recently.
In one of the memorandums, the student body demanded urgent steps to check large-scale erosion by Brahmaputra, Desung, Dikhow and Taokak rivers that inflicts heavy losses to the affected people. The student leaders drew the attention of the minister to the unabated erosion in Afala, Desungmukh by the Brahmaputra and requested him for some urgent repairing works in the area. They also urged the Minister to make a survey of the embankments in the district and demanded early repairing of the same before the onset of the next monsoon season.
In another memorandum, the student body demanded special package for preservation and protection of all historical monuments in Sivasagar and Charaideo districts while appreciating the recent announcement of Rs100 crore towards the same. The student leaders, through another memorandum, demanded a financial package for completion of the District Library cum Auditorium, which has long been in a state of neglect due to the apathy of the department concerned.
Meanwhile, the AASU Sivasagar district committee took out a massive torchlight procession in Sivasagar town strongly opposing the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The student body led by Sarat Hazarika, Samiran Phukan, Dipankar Saikia and others raised slogans condemning both the Central and State BJP leaders and termed them as traitors. The procession proceeded from the Boarding Field and passed through Barding Road, Temple road, DN Gogoi road and AT Road.