BISWANATH CHARIALI, Feb 12: A delegation from the Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha (ANSS), led by president Durga Khatiora, vice presidents Dr Indu Prabha Devi and Tilak Sarma, general secretary Madan Thapa, and central executive member Hemanta Bhattarai, met with chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at the Assam Vidhan Sabha on Monday. They presented a memorandum addressing various issues, as outlined in a press release by Dr Chinta Mani Sarmah, the working president of ANSS.
During the meeting, the ANSS urged the chief minister to address several concerns, including the creation of one hundred Nepali teaching positions in Assam schools, the establishment of a dedicated Nepali department at Bodoland University, and the allocation of two bighas of land for constructing the central office of ANSS along with a cultural and study complex.
The delegation also expressed gratitude for the inclusion of Nepali subjects in the State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) curriculum, which will facilitate Nepali language candidates in the upcoming examinations. Additionally, they extended a formal invitation to the chief minister to attend the upcoming 17th triennial conference and closing ceremony of the golden jubilee celebration year of ANSS.
Assuring his support, the chief minister pledged to assist in the overall development of the Gorkha community and agreed to be the chief guest at the open session of the 17th triennial conference of Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha.