People from all the parts India have come and settled in the east trans-Yamuna areas of National Capital Regions (NCR) because of education, jobs, connectivity, etc. This region is like potpourri of people of different cultures speaking different languages. Here in this cosmopolitan area, inhabitants from different states have formed their own cultural organizations and celebrate their own cultural/religious events with pomp and grandeur. A large number of people from Assam have also come and settled in the east trans-Yamuna. They have been meeting in groups and celebrating different festivals like all the three Bihus,etc though in a small scale. However, a need had always been felt for an organization representing the residents of Trans-Yamuna -who are originally from Assam-which would systematically work for the spread of the rich culture and tradition of Assam and also work to foster the feeling of brotherhood and love amongst the Assamese residents. Moreover the need was also felt to sensitise the upcoming younger generation born and bought outside Assam so that they feel proud of their root. This was the genesis of the Association.
The first general body meeting of the Association was held in the sprawling Swarn Jayanti Park of Indirapuram on 16th Feb, 2014. The meeting elected the different office bearers of the Association. The Association was officially registered with the Registrar of the Societies, Meerut Mandal on 5th April, 2014. The maiden Rongali Bihu under the banner of the Association was celebrated on 19th April, 2014.The Rongali Bihu was a great success because of the effort and whole-hearted cooperation of the members .The Association celebrated the Sankardeva Tithi on 6th Sep, 2014 in the Indira Kala Sadan,Sector No.25,Noida.The Association intends to do few charitable activities in the near future in addition to different cultural and literary activities. APWA intends to work hand-in-hand with the other sister cultural organizations representing the people of Assam in the Delhi and NCR.
The primary objectives of the Association may be summarized as below:
- To work for the promotion and spreading of the rich Assamese culture and traditions in the Trans-Yamuna (east) in the NCR.
- To foster a feeling of togetherness and brotherhood amongst the people from Assam residing in the Trans-Yamuna region.
- To carry out charitable activities like awarding of scholarships or one-time grants to needy students pursuing higher education in Delhi, to organize training etc.