Why was the Assam Association formed in 1903?
The Assam Association was formed to serve as a broad-based provincial forum to apprise the Government of the wishes and aspirations of the people of Assam.
Who founded the Assam Association?
The Assam Association was founded by Manik Chandra Baruah in 1903.
Where and when was the first session of the Assam Association held?
The first session of the Assam Association was held in Dibrugarh in 1905.
Who were elected as the President, Vice-President, and General Secretary of the Assam Association in its first session?
Raja Prabhat Chandra Baruah was elected as its President, Jagannath Baruah as Vice-President and Manik Chandra Baruah as General Secretary.
What role did the Assam Association play for the people of Assam?
The Association served as a mouthpiece for presenting their 'needs and grievances, hopes and aspirations' to authorities. It followed peaceful and constitutional methods to bring change. Some members were also part of Legislative Council, influencing government through speeches and debates on council floor.
What was the Association critical of in the Municipal Committee and Local Boards?
The Association was critical of the predominance of government officials in the Municipal Committee and of tea planters in the Local Boards.
What did the Association demand for local bodies?
The Association demanded democratisation of the local bodies.
What was the Association's stance on taxes and excise policy?
The Association opposed enhancement of taxes, excise policy of the government, and demanded absolute prohibition of opium.
What were some of the educational developments that concerned the Association?
The Association was concerned about representation of Assam in the Calcutta University Syndicate, appointment of Assamese teachers in Cotton College, and establishment of technical institutions.
What was one of the major issues undertaken by the Association?
One of the major issues undertaken by the Association was to oppose the incorporation of Assam into a single province named as Eastern Bengal and Assam in 1905.
What did the Association demand in relation to the Montagu-Chelmsford reforms of 1918?
The Association demanded that these reforms be introduced in Assam as well.
How many members did the Association send to Calcutta in 1917 for this purpose?
The Association sent a team of seven members to Calcutta in 1917 for this purpose.
Who were sent by the Association to London for this purpose?
Nabin Chandra Bordoloi and Prasanna Kumar Baruah were sent by the Association to London for this purpose.
What was another major demand put forward by the Association in 1920?
Another major demand put forward by the Association in 1920 was for the establishment of a university in Assam.
When did the Assam Association get actively involved in the NonCooperation Movement?
The Assam Association got actively involved in the NonCooperation Movement in 1921.
What did the members of the Assam Association feel about their association with the Congress?
The members felt that the Association should identify itself with the aims and ideals of the Congress and change its provincial outlook in order to serve the larger interest of the country’s ultimate goal in the struggle for freedom.
When did the Assam Association establish a formal relationship with Congress?
The Assam Association established a formal relationship with Congress in 1916.
What happened to Assam association in 1921?
In 1921, the Assam association merged with the Assam Provincial Congress Committee.
What was the initial name proposed for the new province constituted by the British Government by combining Assam and Eastern Bengal?
The initial name proposed was 'Eastern Bengal'.
Why did the European Tea Planters’ Association in Assam object to the initial name of the new province?
They objected because they believed that the name 'Assam', which is famous for tea in the international market, should be included in the name of the new province.