NORTH LAKHIMPUR, March 18 � The Lakhimpur district administration has launched a series of events aimed at creating election awareness among the public, and particularly among the young voters.
An election awareness procession was taken out here by the district administration in association with Lakhimpur Commerce College where students carried festoons and placards with slogans like �Get Ready to Vote�, �Proud to be a Voter� etc. The procession was flagged off by Gaurav Bothra, Deputy Commissioner in the presence of the principal and teachers of the college.
Later, a debate competition was organised by the district administration for the students at Lakhimpur Commerce College on the topic: �Participation of youths in the voting process will strengthen democracy of the country�. The debate was chaired by Dr MC Baruah, principal of Lakhimpur Commerce College and was anchored by SN Kar, DIPRO, Lakhimpur. Migam Jyoti Pegu, the general secretary of the students� union of Lakhimpur Commerce College and Bhushan Tiwari emerged the winner and runners-up in the poll awareness debate competition.
Central Observer: Meanwhile, a Central Election Observer (Expenditure/Spending) Avra Ghosh has reached North Lakhimpur for 14 Lakhimpur HPC. He will be stationed at the Circuit House here and the public can contact him on matters related to poll spending by candidates and political parties. This was stated by the Lakhimpur district administration in a press release.
Meanwhile, the Assam Scheduled Caste Yuva Students� Union has presented a 9-point charter of demands and sought clarification from the contesting candidates of 14 Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituency on various problems faced by the SC community in this area.
The district committees of the organisation�s Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Tinsukia and Sadiya in a press statement expressed deep concern over the neglect of the SC community by the elected Members of Parliament of Lakhimpur from 1952 to 2014.
The statement informed that 95% of the SC community in this Lok Sabha constituency had been victims of flood and erosion and none of the elected representatives from here had so far raised any voice in the Parliament on this grave issue so far. The SC youth body also expressed resentment for the failure by the past MPs in setting up any industry in Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and Sadiya for the employment of the youth and said for this a large number of rural youths had migrated to various parts of the country in search of jobs.
The youth body also expressed displeasure over the delay in construction of bridges over Luit and Khabolu rivers in order to connect Lakhimpur with Kamalabari in Majuli, not setting up a single model village for the SCs in the entire Lok Sabha constituency, non-rehabilitation of 200-plus landless families living on the embankment of Dhalghat-Kaliyanee in Lakhimpur district and many other problems and issues affecting the SC community in Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituency.
The union accused all the political parties like Congress, AGP and BJP for their silence over the sufferings of the SC community in Lakhimpur HPC.