GUWAHATI, Dec 7 - Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah has underlined the long overdue need to carry out a study on the origin and migration of various communities residing in the state like the Mymensinghas and why they migrated to Assam.
Attending a felicitation programme organised by the Delhi Alumni Association of Assam (DAAA) here on Sunday, Baruah said that during the colonial period useful research was done by the British scholars on the origins of various communities.
He also urged DAAA to visit the orphanage centres maintained by the social welfare department across the State to check as to where those orphans go after attaining the age of 18 years. He felt that these children can be brought under an appropriate skill development training programme so that they can lead their lives with a purpose and turn into social assets.
In his speech, Baruah reminisced about the days he had spent at the Delhi University and offered valuable suggestions to the DAAA to carry on with the various cosmopolitan activities it has been carrying out.
The Delhi Alumni Association of Assam felicitated four of its members � Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah, Director General of Police Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta and Gauhati High Court judges Sanjay Kumar Medhi and Manish Choudhury at the Civil Service Officers Institute Club at Khanapara here.
DGP Mahanta elaborated on police reforms and social welfare projects like �Aaswash� and others. He also expressed deep concern over the drug menace afflicting the youths. He opined that the DAAA can assist the police in holding awareness meetings and prevention campaigns across the State.
In the programme presided over by Chandan Mahanta, a scholar and professor of IIT, Guwahati, more than 50 alumni who had passed out from Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and various other institutions in Delhi, were also present.