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Demands of Chutia community would be looked into: Sonowal

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Chief Minister Sarbananda has assured a delegation of the All Chutia Students' Union that the would consider its various demands.

The students' body, which called on yesterday, demanded that the under-construction in Upper be named after the last Chutia queen, Birangana Sati Sadhini.

The CM said he would convey the request to the Railway Ministry, according to an official release.

He said that the will take steps for the preservation of heritage belonging to the Chutia community, scattered across 56 locations in Assam.

said he would write to his counterpart for preservation of the capital of Chutia in the neighbouring state.

He also directed to identify a piece of land for construction of a hostel for students belonging to the Chutia community, the release said.

The state observes April 21 every year as 'Sati Sadhani Day' to honour the sacrifices made by the Chutia

An annual award, instituted by the Chutia Jati Unnayan Parishad, is also given to a person for outstanding contributions in the field of art, culture and literature.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 18:45 IST