DHEMAJI, Oct 19 - Takam Mising Poring Kebang (TMPK), the all Mising Students� Union of the Mising tribe celebrated its 47th foundation day in 11 districts of the State, including Kamrup district, recently.
TMPK president Naresh Kumbang informed that more than 160 sub-committees (anchalik) throughout the State observed the foundation day with the participation of prominent Mising citizens and other dignitaries in an elaborate manner.
The day was observed by Dhemaji district committee at Bengenagora village under Machkhowa Block, wherein Mising Autonomous Council (MAC) chief and president of Mising Baane Kebang (literary body) Parmananda Chayengiya (Panging) and TMPK central committee functionaries were present.
The union�s Jonai Town Committee and 15 other anchalik committees under Dhemaji district observed the day at their respective areas with two days of elaborate programmes, which concluded on Wednesday evening. The programme included seminar on educational topics, besides sports, literary and cultural competitions.
It may be mentioned here that the TMPK, earlier known as North East Frontier Agency (NEFA) Students� Union, was later renamed as TMPK (Mising Students� Union) in 1982.
The TMPK leaders on the occasion of the foundation day made an assessment of their achievements during the 47-year-long journey in socio-economic and political fields. They also recalled their bitter experiences and political involvement during the long-term autonomous movement, which finally yielded in an elected autonomous council � MAC � with its headquarters at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district.
Three persons, namely Boga Medok, Noresh Taid and Anjana Pegu sacrificed their lives during the movement when Assam Police personnel opened fire on the protesting mob at Bilmukh in Lakhimpur district in 1995.
Prominent citizens of the community and other speakers suggested that the TMPK activists put priority on the education and agriculture sectors for development of the tribal community.
Celebration of TMPK foundation day was also reported from Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Sonitpur, Jorhat, Golaghat, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Sivasagar and Kamrup districts of Assam. The day was also celebrated in parts of Arunachal Pradesh and a few capital cities of the northeastern States.