5th Assam Forum GB conference on 4th February concluded productively. We had Professor Prodip Bhattachayya, Ex-Vice Chancellor of Tezpur University who gave a brief Inaugural lecture. The Executive Summary and a video record will appear in our Website in due course. After the conference, executive meeting followed and a new constitution has been adopted. We now have a Chairperson as Head of AFGB; but all AFGB activities will be conducted by Joint General Secretaries. The younger generation is slowly taking over, there is now a new Executive Committee. Second, from this year, there will be a nominal £10 membership fee payable now for the year 2017. The new Treasurer will no doubt contact the members. This will be my last communication to you as AFGB Chairman. Thank you, and best wishes to you all.
We discuss the economic, social, political and cultural issues of Assam and submit suggested solutions and raise awareness among the Assamese community and the wider population of the UK of the ongoing concerns in Assam. We hold an annual conference on the burning issues of Assam, and also to organise seminars on urgent issues. We invite expert opinions on specific topics of Assam and facilitate the global Assamese diaspora to have a united voice on specific issues.