GUWAHATI, Aug 22 � Anna Hazare continued to inspire the Guwahatians on Monday too. The determination and enthusiasm was visible in the capital city that has been extending support to the crusade launched by him.
Citizens from different strata of society today converged on the Lakhidhar Bora Khetra here in a show of solidarity to the rest of India determined to weed out corruption from the system.
However the fight against corruption which has united the entire country should not just be a superficial expression, but remain an inner calling in every individual throughout life.
This was the opinion of a section of protesters at the Lakhidhar Bora Khetra here registering their dissatisfaction against the prevailing system under the banner of India Against Corruption, Assam branch.
The protest ground, which has been converted into a platform to discuss the various ills in the political system, attracted a host of luminaries from the cultural and literary world today including noted artistes Prabhat Sarma, Tarali Sarma, and litterateur Nalinidhar Bhattacharya.
As on the previous days, the participation of the young generation was huge on this day also and their enthusiasm was discernibly high. �We want the country to be free of corruption. And we are confident that Anna Hazare will win, we will win,� said Nandita, a school student.
It needs to be mentioned here that conscious citizens speaking at the protest ground agreed that every individual should first take the pledge himself not to be part of corruption. A teacher of B Barooah College, Geetashree Tamuly in her speech appealed for an end to corruption and stressed the need for creating more awareness about the Jan Lokpal Bill. She said that unless an individual is aware about his own responsibility to eradicate corruption, the evil will stay.
The Bodo Women�s Justice Forum today took part in the programme.
On the other hand, the Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) has insisted that all MPs cutting across party politics should unite and pressurize the government into accepting the Jan Lokpal Bill. �India at present needs such an Act as the Jan Lokpal,� said the SGBG.
The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) activists gheraoed the rented residence of the PM at Sarumotoria here as a mark of protest against the government�s indifference to the demand of the people for a strong anti- graft legislation.