GUWAHATI, Dec 5 � The Assam Senior Citizens� Association has urged the Government of India not to take any hasty decision in respect of foreign direct investment (FDI) without taking into account all the consequences that may emerge eventually, driving millions of people in the country to the wilderness of unemployment and privation.
The association, at its executive committee meeting held under the presidentship of former Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University Kamaleswar Bora, also cautioned the State Government against the �incalculable disaster that the construction of high dams in Arunachal Pradesh may trigger affecting a large geographical area of the North-east and eastern India.
The meeting also discussed at length the national policy for older persons and expressed indignation at the �apathetic attitude� of the State Government in not taking timely action for implementing the Welfare of Parents and Older Citizens Act and constitution of the State Council for Older Persons.
General secretary of the association, DN Chakravartty, in his report, mentioned the growing popularity of the association which was reflected in the large number of new associations set up all over the State.
The association, by another resolution, expressed the view that the intellectual property of the music legend, Dr Bhupen Hazarika, should be treated as �national wealth� and no individuals or organisations � however close to Dr Hazarika � should be allowed to exercise �hegemonic authority� in respect of preservation of the sanctity of the music and other works of the maestro.
Earlier, the association paid tributes to Dr Hazarika, Dr Mamoni Raisom Goswami and Ambika Charan Choudhury besides mourning the death of several members of the association.
Tobiul Hussain, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, Phulen Saharia, Prafulla Chandra Baruah, Lohit Chetia, Jajnoram Payeng and Dr Minoti Hazarika took part in the discussion. Abani Kumar Sarma presented the financial statement.