Haflong, June 23: Along with rest of the nation the death anniversary of Dr Shyma Prasad Mukherjee, founder of Bhartiya Jana Sangha (BJS) was observed as Balidan Divas in Haflong, Dima Hasao in the office premises Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday. The day long programme was attended by MLA B B Hagjer, Nipolal Hojai, President, BJP, Dima Hasao district, Thaisodao Thaosen EM for Forest N C Hills Autonomous Council, and other Sr. leaders of the Bhartiya Janata party. The day was started with lighting of lamps and paying floral tribute to the portrait of Dr Mukherjee. On the day speeches were delivered by the dignitaries present highlighting the inspirational works and life of Dr. Mukherjee and urged the members to follow his path to serve for the cause of Nation to make the party stronger.
The BJP is a successor party of BJS which merged itself into the Janata Party in 1977 as the BJP was formed a separate party in 1980 after internal differences in the Janata Party resulting in the collapse of its government in 1979.
The significant day was also observed at booth and mandal level almost every nook and corner of Dima Hasao district such as Maibang, Mahur, Harangajao, Umrangshu, Diyngbra, Langting and Laisong to mention a few.