TINSUKIA, May 3 - Registering protest against unprecedented price rise of all essential commodities, the students� community here under the banner of Tinsukia District Students� Union (TDSU) resorted to a two-hour dharna in front of the District Library here on Monday.
Alleging that the Department of Food and Civil Supplies of the State Government has totally failed to take any remedial measures to check the spiralling of prices, the common man on the street has been the hardest hit in their daily grind to make both ends meet, the students� body claimed.
The agitating students sat on dharna along with samples of some essential items and strongly urged the State�s Civil Supplies Department to undertake strong remedial action so as to arrest the price rise phenomenon.
Panitola protest: In an effort to highlight inept handling of the unprecedented price rise situation by the Central and State governments, the Tinsukia district committee of All Assam Hindu Students� Union (AAHSU) staged a protest at Panitola on Sunday.
The students� body burnt effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, besides raising slogans against both of them for their devil-could-care-no-less attitude towards the plight of the hapless citizens.
The students� body alleged that the present price hike was a direct outcome of the contribution of money to the political parties by the trading community, especially the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prior to the last election.
They condemned the Prime Minister, who prior to the election had announced that he would take every possible action to check price rise, but in vain.
Similarly, they further alleged that the Chief Minister had failed to check price hike, for which the hapless people of the State were facing day-to-day problems as essential commodities have become out of their reach. The students� body appealed to the State Government to set up shops of essential commodities at affordable prices.
Bihu Uruwa festival: Members of the Moran community ended their celebration of Bohag Bihu this year by recently commemorating the Bihu Uruwa festival.
On the occasion, village youngsters danced to the rhythmic beats of the dhol in fun and frolic and sought blessings of the elders and Satradhikars. Bihu troupes performed at the Bihutolis too.
At the Barekuri community field, youths from about 21 villages took part in the Bihu Uruwa festival, thus bidding adieu to Bohag Bihu and took blessings from the elders for peace, prosperity as well as for a bountiful harvest in the coming year.
It may perhaps not be out of place to add here that in between Bihu Nomuwa and Bihu Uruwa, the Moran people celebrate Rongali Bihu in their traditional way, titled Gochtol or Log Bihu with husori, dharma husori, etc. Thousands of people from various corners of the district converge to witness this unique festival which in fact symbolises bonding of man with mother nature.