From Trishna Pegu Doley
Guwahathi: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today conferred ‘Bengmora Sammanay Bota’ posthumously on Jananeta Bhimbor Deuri at the 80 th foundation day function of Matak Yuva Chatra Sanmelan held at Trinayan Jyoti Sangha in Dibrugarh today. Grandson of Bhimbor Deuri, Manoj Deuri received the award from the Chief Minister.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said that influenced by the spiritual tenets of Sri Sri Aniruddha Dev, there should be concerted effort for strengthening the society. Emphasising the role of the Matak in making Assam a stronger state, Sonowal said that the younger generation should have a fair idea about the untiring efforts of Sarbananda Singha in establishing a Bengmara territory. Sonowal said that All Assam Matak Yuva Chatra Sanmilan since its inception has been working tirelessly for the socio-economic development of the people belonging to Matak community.
He at the same time called upon the student organization to continue its impressive role and work accordingly for it to play a crucial role on all sectors of the state’s development. The chief Minister also said that the previous State governments did not do anything substantial for the overall development of all sections of the people of the state. Even the previous governments did not take step to acknowledge the great role played by the great personalities of different ethnic communities.
However, the present State government took decisive steps to honour the role played by the leaders of different ethnic communities. Introduction of an award in the name of Sarbananda Singha, establishment of a university after the name of Sri Sri Aniruddha etc reflect the intention of the State government in this regard. He also said that to safeguard rights of the indigenous people over their lands, State government has already allotted land pattas to more that one land families. Moreover, for the preservation of spiritual, historical and cultural heritage of the state, government announced grants for satras, namghars, devalayas etc. He also said that for establishing a government free from corruption, terrorism, illegal migration and pollution, State government has been working day in and day out.
He said that an assessment of the four and half year performance of the present government, indeed proved the State government’s commitment in this regard. Presided over by the President of Matak Yuva Chatra Sanmelan Devid Chetia, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Rameswar Teli, Minister of State (i/c) for Tea Tribe Welfare Sanjay Kisan, MLAs Chakradhar Gogoi, Teresh Goala, Rituparna Baruah, Binod Hazarika, Member Secretary State Level Advisory Committee for Students and Youth Welfare Lakhya Konwar, Chairman Assam Hydrocarbon and Energy Limited Ponakon Baruah, Chairman Assam Petrochemical Limited Bikul Deka and a host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion. Earlier, Chief Minister Sonowal also laid the foundation stone for upgradation of a playground of Trinayan Jyoti Sangha which will be built under Chief Minister Samagra Grammya Unnayan Yojana with the financial involvement of Rs. 20 lakh.