In absence of the scheduled inaugurator of the program Mr. Dashrath Tirkey M.P. Alipurduar and the president of the day Mr.Mohan Sharma,Chairman Alipurduar Zila Parishad, one of the guest Mr. Atul Suba Vice-Chairman of Alipurdurduar Zila Parishad had inaugurated and Presided over the day's Festival easing embarrassed organisers.
Later on Mr.Dashrath Tirkey, M.P. and Mr.Birsha Tirkey of ABAVP had joined the festival and delivered speech.
Mr.Atul Suba a veteran Tribal Politician of Dooars while delivering his speech recalled the history of Dooars and culture of different Tribal communities.He also mentioned about latest situation of Tea Garden workers. On the stage many tribal dances were performed. But it was curious to note that apart from some dancers and some school students there was no active attendance from the Tribal community.Maximum chairs were found unoccupied in the auditorium.
Announced speakers like Sourabh Chakraborty,Chairman NBSTC, Wilson Champramary, MLA Kalchini and APD Zila Parishad Chairman Mr.Mohan Sharma and their absence from the program was unbecoming and the matter of criticism among the tribal.
More Images of the Festival :
|Atul Suba Speaking|
|Reception of Dashrath Tirkey MP|
|ABAVP President Birsha Tirkey speaking|
|A few Visitors|