Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal who held a meeting with a delegatio of All Assam Chutia Studnts’ Union at Circuit House today, assured the delegation that the Government would consider fulfillment of all the demands of All Assam Chutia Students’ Union with an open mind.
Talking to the delegation in response to a memorandum submitted to him Chief Minister Sonowal said the government hads adopted a positive attitude towards meeting the demands of Chutia community.
With regard to preservation of the Capital of Chutia King in Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Sonowal said that State government would dash off a letter to Arunachal Pradesh government. Stating that state government has taken positive steps for the preservation of archaeological sites, he cited the examples of Madhupur Satra in Cooch Behar in West Bengal and Lakshminath Bezbaroa’s residence at Odisha, the government would do everything possible for the preservation of the capital of Chutia King, Sonowal added. He also directed Deputy Commissioner Kamrup Metro to identify a piece of land for construction of a hostel for the students belonging to Chutia community.
Referring to a demand of All Assam Chutai Students’ Union regarding naming the Bogibeel Bridge after the name of Sati Sadhini, Sonowal said that since the bridge belongs to Railway Ministry of government of India, he wuld convey State Government’s request to Railway Ministry to name the Bogibeel Bridge after the name of Birangana Sati Sadhini.
He also said that State Government will take steps for the preservation of memorabilia to the Chutia community scattered across 56 locations in the state. Regarding the demand of declaring Sati Sadhini’s birthday as an official holiday, Sonowal said that the Cabinet Sub-Committee is empowered to declare a particular day as government holdiay as he would refer the matter to Cabinet Sub Committee.