NORTH GUWAHATI, June 20 � The burning problems of North Guwahati were discussed in a largely-attended public meeting of the leading citizens of the greater North Guwahati areas recently. The meeting was held on the premises of the North Guwahati Girls� High School under the aegis of the NG Press Club. The meeting was convened at the initiative of an Assamese daily Asomiya Khabar, which was represented by Khairul Alam, an assistant editor of the daily.
The meeting was presided over by Prof Bhairab Sarmah, a senior journalist of the area. Earlier, the convenor of the meeting, Madhusudan Medhi, secretary of NG Press Club, explained how the present North Guwahati, with all its glorious past heritage was lagging behind in various fields of development since the past few years. The members present, namely, Keshab Bora, Sachin Bhuyan, Bhubaneswar Das, an ex-GP president Upen Das, Diganta Bora, Eashan Boruah, Utpal Choudhury, Muhiteswar Goswami, Usha Devi, Beauti Bora, Robin Changkakoti, Bibhuti Barman etc., stated that the basic problems of the people of North Guwahati were having uninterrupted water and road transport services with the city and other places, prevention of haphazard urbanisation, arrangement for supplying adequate drinking water, provision of adequate health measures and arrangement for repairing the broken roads and drains. Members like Jogesh Saikia, Haricharan Doley, Robin Boruah, Brindali Devi, Samarendra Bharadwaz narrated how proper planning, political goodwill and selfless services of a few social and dedicated political activists could convert North Guwahati into a satellite town of the capital city in the coming years.
Sarmah, in his presidential address, thanked the speakers for their co-operation in presenting the ongoing problems besetting North Guwahati which was followed by vote of thanks by Madhusudan Medhi.