SONARI, Oct 23 - The three-day third biennial conference of the Asom Chah Janagusthi Sahitya Sabha (ACJSS) concluded at the BP Baruva HS School playground here today.
The open session today was presided over by Maniklal Mahatoo, president of ACJSS. Inaugurating the open session, Ganesh Kurmi, the newly-elected president of ACJSS said that the tea tribes were the most backward among the six ethnic communities who had been demanding Scheduled Tribe status in the State. He demanded establishment of a tea tribe community research centre at Guwahati.
Addressing the gathering as guest of honour, State Minister (independent charge) for Labour and Power, Pallav Lochan Das said the new Government would do it�s level best for overall uplift of the tea tribe communities. He urged them to avail the benefits offered by the various Government welfare schemes, especially skill development programme.
Kamakhya Prasad Tassa, MP of Jorhat HPC recalled the contributions of the writers and poets of the tea tribe community and urged upon the new generation to follow in their footsteps.
He acknowleged the contributions of the Asom Chah Janagusthi Sahitya Sabha in creation of new writers in the community. Local MLA Tapan Kumar Gogoi in his speech assured full co-operation in uplift of the society.
Sushil Suri, chief secretary of ACJSS presented his secretarial report while Maniklal Mahatoo read out his presidential speech. Prakas Nag, president of the reception committee delivered the welcome address.
The meeting was addressed by Atmaram Kurmi as appointed speaker, while Paramananda Rajbongshi, general secretary of Asom Sahitya Sabha attended the function as a guest of honour. Roti Prabha Gogoi released the souvenier published on the occasion.