BATASHIPUR (DHEKIAJULI), Jan 18 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today urged the people to be united for the greater interest of a developed and peaceful Assam and work for making it a corruption-free, terror-free and pollution-free State.
The Chief Minister was addressing the open session of the four-day closing ceremony of the golden jubilee celebration of the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) at �Banaswr Fwthar� here.
While appreciating the student body�s struggle not only for the Bodo community but also for all the communities of the State, Sonowal said communal harmony is a helpful tool for development. The Chief Minister also said that he would sincerely consider every issue of the Bodo community.
�The Bodo community has been able to establish itself as a powerful tribe through hard work, discipline, honesty and skill. They must play their role in cementing the ties of harmony among different tribes scattered across the State,� he said.
AASU chief advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya said, �it is a remarkable day for the State that a disciplined organisation has stepped into 50 years of its existence.� He expressed the hope that ABSU would also take the responsibility of protecting the rights of the indigenous people of the State.
Bhattacharya also felicitated ABSU president Pramod Boro on the occasion with a sarai and a packet of books.
The function was also attended by former Union Home Secretary GK Pillai, Tezpur University professor Chandan Sharma, The Shillong Times editor Patricia Mukhim, National Foundation for India executive director Amitabh Behar, Tezpur MP RP Sharma, Dhekiajuli MLA Ashok Singhal, Barchalla MLA Ganesh Limbu, among others.