All Tai Ahom Students Union

All Tai Ahom Students Union (ATASU) or Chom Hom Lik Hen Tai Ahom Tang Mung in Ahom language is a students' union in Assam, India.[1]

All Tai Ahom Students Union
ATASU
Chom Hom Lik Hen Tai Ahom Tang Mung
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ATASU
Pronunciation
  • ATASU
MottoST For Tai-Ahom
Founded atAssam, Arunachal
TypeEthnic
Legal statusActive
Official language
Ahom language

HistoryEdit

All Tai Ahom Students Union or ATASU is a students' organization in Assam, India founded in July 1988. It is the leading students organization of the Tai Ahom people in the state.[2] The Ahom people were the previous ruling community of the state of Assam in Northeastern part of India. Amrit Kumar Chetia, Promod Baruah, Puspadhar Saikia and Arun Gogoi were the Chief Adviser, President, Executive President and General Secretary of the Founder Committee respectively. Dimbeswar Gogoi, the Founder Organizing Secretary was brutally murdered by ULFA in 3 November 1989.[3]

MovementEdit

The ATASU is spearheading the demand of the Ahom people for being granted the Scheduled Tribe status to the Tai Ahom people.[4][5]

The ATASU has been using various forums and forms of protest and agitations such as road blockades, bandhs, strikes, etc. to demand the ST status for the Ahom people in the state.[6]

Organizational StructureEdit

ATASU recently has the following district committees :

  1. Tinisukia District Committee
  2. Dibrugarh District Committee
  3. Dhemaji District Committee
  4. North Lakhimpur District Committee
  5. Sivasagar District Committee
  6. Jorhat District Committee
  7. Golaghat District Committee
  8. Kamrup District Committee
  9. Karbi Anglong District Committee
  10. Nagaon District Committee
  11. Morigaon District Committee
  12. Pasighat District Committee (Arunachal Pradesh)

Karbi Anglong Tai Ahom Students' Union is hosting Brihattar Bokajan Rongali Bihu Adoroni (Greater Bokajan Rongali Bihu Celebration) in the middle of April from the year 2010 as a grand festival of Bokajan sub-division of the district. They also host Assam Divas (Sukapha Divas) every year at 2 December. Among the notable members of Karbi Anglong District Tai Ahom Students' Union, Pradyut Pawan Gogoi founded Greater Guwahati Tai Ahom Freshmen Social at Cotton College and the official website of All Tai Ahom Students' Union as the Education Secretary of the organization. He was the first Education Secretary of this ethnic group's organization.

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ All Tai Ahom Students' Union (ATASU) on Saturday urged the state government to give the Ahom community tribal status and also demanded the inclusion of Assam's history and geography in the school syllabus up to class X and make them compulsory for students., Times of India
  2. ^ Tai Ahom students back CM Archived 30 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine, The Telegraph
  3. ^ "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Northeast | Ulfa told to explain killing". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  4. ^ Tai Ahom students stage dharna, Assam Tribune
  5. ^ ATASU protests over ST status, The Telegraph
  6. ^ Tai students' agitation against ST status denial, The Times of India

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