SHILLONG: “Khasi Students Union (KSU) is the guardian of Assamese students studying in Meghalaya,” said the All Assam Students Union (AASU) chief adviser Dr Samujjal Bhattacharjee.
Participating in the fresher’s meet-cum-felicitation programme of the Shillong Socio-Cultural Assamese Students’ Association (SSASA) in Shillong on Sunday, Dr Bhattacharjee said that in Assam the AASU is the guardian of Khasi students studying there.
He said that he carried a firm believe that under the leadership of KSU, the Assamese students would carry forward their studies in the right earnest.
“With this spirit of oneness we can create a congenial atmosphere in the North East,” the senior student leader said.
Like previous years the Shillong Socio-Cultural Assamese Students’ Association (SSASA) fresher’s meet-cum-felicitation programme began on the Assam Kristi Kendra premises in Shillong with the hoisting of the flag by the chief guest of the programme Doland V Thabha, the general secretary of KSU.
In his speech, he said that KSU is always there to extend its helping hand to Assamese students. He emphasized on holding this kind of programme saying “it helps in creating a bonding among students belonging to various communities.”
He called upon students to strive for preserving identity, culture, heritage and language of their respective tribes or communities.
The programme was organized to welcome those Assamese students who have come to Shillong to study in various educational institutions and also to felicitate those Assamese students who have cleared various final examinations with flying colours. Various cultural programmes were hosted on the occasion.