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Stage set for Adivashi Mahasabha session

TANGLA:  The stage is set for 15th Adivasi Mahasabha  to the Aba Justin Lakra ground in Tangla from Thursday. A huge plot measuring  100 bigha paddy has dressed afresh to hold the session with the help of hundreds of the villagers of Khokhabasti.

Organized by the central committee of the All Adivasi Students' Association of Assam (AASAA) in collaboration with its Udalguri district committee, Tangla Anchalik and Harisinga Anchalik committees, the four days event is opening on Thursday afternoon.

Various programmes, including symposiums, seminars, exhibitions and cultural shows are lined up for the event where 3,000 delegates are expected to attend.

 The reception committee comprising Rihon Daimari, Pradeep Nag and Santiuse Kujur is working round the clock to make the event a success.

The Mahasabha will focus on the problems plaguing the Adivasi community, their educational and political rights, land pattas, and ST status to the community.

The Adivasi Mahasabha will be held at an estimated cost of Rs 22 lakh and it is likely to be attended by more than 50,000 people.

The open session on the final day will be attended by BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary, former minister Paban Singh Ghatowar, Atuwa Munda and other noted personalities of the Adivasi community.

 

Meanwhile, Suresh Lomga, joint Secretary of the reception Committee told this correspondent that this mega congregation of Adivasi people would seek to draw the attention of the Centre towards the problems of the community. 

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