GUWAHATI: The Assam Legislative Assembly (ALA) celebrated its 84th Foundation Day at the assembly premises here today.
The formal meeting chaired by speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami was attended by a host of dignitaries. Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, Meghalaya Legislative Assembly speaker Metbah Lyngdoh dwelt on the long history and bond of brotherhood between the assemblies of the two states. Congratulating the entire staff of the ALA he wished that this bond will remain tight in the years to come.
While speaking on the occasion, Assam fisheries minister Parimal Suklabaidya hoped that ALA, with its new initiatives would be recognised by all in the near future. Former members of Assam assembly Nagendra Nath Sarma and Hiranya Bora also attended the programme, while deputy speaker Aminul Haque Lasker delivered the welcome address.
In the chairperson’s remarks, speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami hoped that ALA would soon be able to go paperless and conduct e-assembly, the preparations for which have already been rolled out.
On the occasion of its Foundation Day, the ALA gave away several awards, out of which, the award for best reporting on assembly proceedings was bagged by Pranjal Pratim Bhuyan of The Assam Tribune.
A souvenir was also released on the occasion. The formal meeting was followed by a cultural evening.