NAGAON, June 28 - The two-day 30th conference of Nagaon district Tribal Sangha was held at Kachamari Palastal High School premises recently.
Speaking on the first delegate session held on the opening day, State secretary of the sangha Aditya Khaklari demanded the implementation of a proper land policy to keep tribal belt and blocks free. He alleged that land of tribal belt or blocks have been unlawfully occupied by illegal Bangladeshis or persons from outside the State.
Central observer Dhiren Engti, central youth leader Rimal Amsi, district office bearers Umanada Khaklari, Pankaj Deuri, Kehuram Dekaraja and others took part in the discussion.
The delegate session was chaired by Biren Lalung and was formally declared opened by writer Bhaskar Bardalai. Arjun Bardalai welcomed the guests.
Former MLA Dr Durlov Chamuah formally declared the delegate camp open.
Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain attended the concluding day of the conference. In his address, he appealed to the tribal people not to sell their lands to other people because land is the only identity of a person. He criticised the AGP regime for allotting lands in char area to the people without cross-checking their identity.
Addressing the concluding session, Nagaon SP Devraj Upadhaya called upon the tribal people to avoid the drinking habit which is common among them. Besides Khaklari, a number of tribal dignitaries including Rimal Amsi, Bidyut Vikash Senapati, Prasanta Kumar Bodo, Indrajit Dekaraja and others graced the session.
Educationist Bhuban Muhan Deka formally released the souvenir Sunaiporia Sunali Safura published to mark the occasion.
A new committee was formed with Prahlad Mashrang as president and Pankaj Deuri as general secretary.