SILCHAR, Dec 31: It was a unique and different moment when the little children of CHORUS, a third theatre and social organization, wrote a letter addressed to the Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee and submitted it through the Cachar deputy commissioner today with emotions and feelings for the expeditious completion of the Silchar-Lumding BG which has been delayed for long. The end of insurgency in North Cachar Hills has not brightened the prospect of its construction with the speed and urgency needed to complete the project.
The children in their own way have recounted from the narration of elders how the people of Barak Valley and various student and youth organizations have been fighting for decades for the BG connectivity.
These children have also been hurt by the decision of the Union Home Ministry not to accord approval for changing the nomenclature of Silchar Railway Station after the martyrs who laid down their lives for the sake of their mother tongue. They hoped that Mamata Banerjee will understand their sentiments and move the Union Home Ministry to review its decision.
They have at the same time articulated the suffering and troubles that their parents, guardians and citizens have to undertake in their stride while travelling through the accident prone highway of Meghalaya to reach Guwahati and beyond. Those among them can afford to pay can travel comfortably by air. But all can not think of travelling by air as their parents earn a meagre amount to live. They are hopeful that Mamata Banerjee will take time to go through their letter and adopt time bound action plan on BG. The letter has been signed by the children participating in the theatre fair organized by CHORUS. THE SENTINEL