DOOMDOOMA, May 7 - The All Moran Students� Union (AMSU) observed its 51st foundation day on Sunday. The central function was held at the Bishnubhuj Samannay Khetra of Dorjijan public playground at Kordoiguri, around 18 kilometres from here.
The day�s programme started with hoisting of the AMSU flag by its president Arunjyoti Moran followed by smriti tarpan initiated by AMSU general secretary Naba Moran. A colourful cultural procession with the participation of various ethnic cultural troupes was brought out on the occasion.
The open meeting held later in the day was chaired by Arunjyoti Moran and was inaugurated by Dipen Moran, former president of Asom Moran Sabha.
Sahitya Akademi award-winning Assamese litterateur of Arunachal Pradesh Yache Dorje Thongchi was conferred the Badousa Harmony Award by AMSU as a part of the official itinerary. The award carries a citation, a memento and a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000.
In his speech after receiving the award, Thongchi said, �We must translate harmony into reality so that all the ethnic groups enjoy equality under the existing political system.�
He also expressed gratitude to AMSU for selecting him for this award of harmony.
On the other hand, former president of AMSU Sailaraj Moran was conferred the Swahid Binanda Moran Satirtha Award which carries a citation, a memento and a cash prize of Rs 10,000.
The annual publication of the AMSU magazine titled Gandhoi was formally released by journalist and the president of Assam Science Writers� Association Dhiren Deka. The meeting was also attended by several other distinguished personalities, besides office-bearers of AMSU.