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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Udalguri journalists bid farewell to DC

The members of Udalguri District Journalists’ Union (UDJU) bade farewell to Sadhana Hojai, the Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri district at her office here at Udalguri today in a simple function.The Deputy Commissioner was felicitated by the members with a phulam gamocha,a packet of books and a citation on the occasion.The team was led by R Sapkota,Adviser, Jayanta Kumar Das, President,Dilip Kumar Baruah,Secretary and Rajendra Chouhan,Office secretary respectively of the scribes’ organization.DC Hojai in her speech,expressed her gratitude to all the scribes of the district for their co operation during her four years term in the chair of deputy commissioner of the district.She appealed to the scribes’ body to become people friendly, particularly in the remote border villages by highlighting their sufferings and woes so that the government could take up their problems to meet on priority level.Harakanta Hazarika,the Assistant Director of Sericulture department of the district also felicitated the outgoing deputy commissioner with an Eri Chadar on the occasion.She has been posted as the Principal Secretary of Dima Hasao Council at Haflong while Dilip Kumar Das will join as Deputy Commissioner at Udalguri

Monday, October 16, 2017

Buddhists celebrate Kathina Cibara Danotsav at Paneri

The Buddhist people of Tangla and Paneri celebrated their annual religious event "Kathina Cibara Dana",at Anadhuwa Buddha Vihar Temple near Panery of Udalguri with a two day long programme on October 14 and 15.On the first day eight disciples were given Diksha(Sraman) by Buddha Monk from Duliajam Nandia Bhikku.On the second day a peace rally was organized from the temple premises to Panery.The devotees carrying religious flags and portraits of Buddha chanted “Buddha Dhamma Sangha Ki Jai” in chorus.Earlier in the morning Buddh puja and Sangha Dana was carried out by devotees.In the evening the main event "Kathina Cibara Dana" was held where new robes were offered to the Bhikkhu Sangha,followed by religious meet that congregated for the occasion and prayed for the people of the world.The celebrations were concluded by lighting of candles and sky lanterns in the evening.The devotees expressed their gratitude to the people of Paneri and organizing committee for the successful completion of the event.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Masterminds of 2014 massacre nabbed in Udalguri

In a major breakthrough,Udalguri police and army stationed in Udalguri nabbed two hard core NDFB (S) cadre namely-Johwn Mochahary (30) alias Jaskal Mochahary and Jourwn Daimari (31) at Mazbat area in Udalguri district recently on October 11.According to information,both the accused had been in the most wanted list of National Investigation Agency (NIA) for their involvement in the massacre of Adivasi people in Sonitpur and Udalguri during 2014.According to police both of them had been evading arrest since 2014.It needs mention that JohwnMochahary has been a member of 35 Batch of NDFB (S) and has been a most wanted one by NIA in the Case No.RC-04/2014/NIA-GUW.

EE takes steps to repair computers at Kalaigaon Schools

R.Chandra Nathan,ADGP of Assam Police Radio Organization (APRO),who was deputed as the EE for Kalaigaon HS School and Kalaigaon ME Madrasa School in Udalguri district on October 11 has been thanked by people for taking immediate steps to repair numbers of hibernating computer sets during the ‘Gunotsav’ only due to lack of computer trained persons.The computer sets were non functional for last five years.Heads of both the institutions also failed to make any satisfactory reply to the visiting ADGP of Assam Police.On the other hand,he was shocked to know no records of the quantity of computer sets received by the schools.On seeing the non functional condition of the computer sets ADGP R.Chandra Nathan deputed a team of Assam Police Radio Organization (APRO) to both the schools and the team in his presence promptly repaired the computer sets in both the schools. All the students of both the schools highly appreciated the initiative of the visiting ADGP and expressed deep satisfaction.They also thanked the team of the APRO as now on wards the inquisitive and interested students will be able to use the computer sets. Mention may be made here that the ADGP R Chandra Nathan started his career in Assam Police as the Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of erstwhile Udalguri Sub Division of Darrang district in 1987.During his interaction with the teachers he recalled his days in the locality and described his visit to Kalaigaon as a visit to ‘his own home’.On the other hand, though the government has been providing computer sets to the schools of the state,education department has no arrangements for proper monitoring of the use of the computer sets.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Advance workshop on renewable energy held at Tangla

A two days workshop on advance technology based renewable energy was inaugurated at Arunodoi Junior College,Tangla on October 6.The advance technology based workshop was organized by Arunodoi Junior College and Arunodoi Acaademy,Tangla for school going students of Udalguri district in association with Utkranti NSSC,IIT,Kharagpur.One hundred and fifty numbers of students from various schools of the district participated in the science activities which will continue till October 7.The workshop was conducted by Rajib Ranjan,specialist on Renewable Energy and Embedded System and Avinash Bhat,specialist on Embedded System.
The workshop was inaugurated by Napoleon Daimari,principal,Arunodoi Academy,Tangla at 10 am.It needs mention that this has been the first ever hi tech advance science workshop organized at Tangla for school children.Speaking on the occasion Rajib Ranjan mentioned that ninety four percent of Solar energy had been wasted without any use and it is time people of the world started using Solar or other renewable energies as the sources of petroleum and coal etc would be exhausted by 2040 onward.Several distinguished people namely-Jayanta Das, District Coordinator,Aryabhatta Science Centres (ASTEC), Udalguri;Pranabjyoti Das, principal,Arunodoi Junior College, Tangla etc attended the inaugural session. Students of AA, Tangla namely-Alfred Rabha, Nishanjyoti Das,Chanakya Bhumij,Manasjyoti Boro, Jitumoni Nath,Aayurshree Misra, Meghali Sarania,Labhita Rabha and Nishanta Kashyap have been qualified to participate in the national level science competition,organized by Ministry of Science and Technology to be held in New Delhi in December 2017.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

63rd Wildlife Week observed in Udalguri

The 63rd Wildlife Week was observed at Sahariapara village near Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary on October 4 with day long programme.The programme was organized by Dhansiri Forest Division,Udalguri at Swahid Adarsha ME school.An awareness meeting was held on the occasion at 11 am which was presided over by MK Sarma,DFO,Udalguri.Manohar Sitala teacher of the school in his introductory speech welcomed all before explaining the need for conservation of flora and fauna of the district. DFO Sarma in his presidential address spoke about conservation of biodiversity of Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary with special reference to world famous pygmy hog,leopard wild elephants,peacock and hornbil etc.He requested students and teachers of the locality to plant more and more trees so as to provide shelter to smaller animals and birds.The meeting was also addressed by wildlife activist Jayanta Das,Satya Boro,Range Officer,Khalingduar Reserve Forest;NC Thakuria,Range Officer,Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Khagen Saharia,Headmaster of Swahid Adarsha ME School.An interactive session was held with the students where wildlife experts briefed students on many topics of wildlife conservation and prevailing superstitions causing menace to some animals and birds.A on the spot drawing competition was also arranged for the students and winners were awarded in the meeting.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Students urged to be the helping hands of society

"Students of present day society could very well play vital role in molding their own families as well as the societies they live".This was observed by educationist Nabin Chandra Boro,Inspector of Schools,(Retd),Udalguri district at a students function at Kalaigaon on September 25 while he was addressing students, teachers and guardians on the occasion of freshman social celebration of Jnandeep Junior College,Kalaigaon. According to him,students now a days enjoy much privileges and facilities,like smart phones,laptops,bikes etc at hands which had not even been heard of by students in past days. Nabin Boro advised students to be careful in choosing own careers as well as responsible to fellow villagers and society as a whole.Earlier in the day,various events were organized by the students and teachers which had commenced with the hosting of the college flag by Kanseswar Deka,principal of the college at 9 am.The open session was held at 1 pm which was anchored by Sangeeta Deka,lecturer of the college.The open session was also addressed by -Kami Ram Saharia,social worker; Manoranjan Sarma,principal (Retd),North Darrang College, Tangla;Jayanta Kumar Das,wildlife activist;Sukleswar Deka and Khagen Saharia.Bhargabjyoti Boro and Dolly Deka were awarded with Mr and Miss GJC respectively for 2017.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

OIL Duliajan lifts Bodoland Gallants Gold Cup Football at Dimakuchi

Oil India Ltd football eleven,Duliajan lifts 22nd Bodoland Gallants Gold Cup Football Tournament played at Dimakuchi in Udalguri district today on September 24 defeating Reserve Bank of India,Mumbai by 4-1 goals in the final.More than fifty thousand people enjoyed the final match.The trophy carries with a cash amount of rupees fifty thousand. Rahul Das of Oil India team was adjusted best player of the final match.The tournament was organised by Dimakuchi Anchalik Committee,ABSU and Dimakuchi Sports Association. Biswajit Daimary,MP (RS) attended as the chief guest.Ganesh Kachary, EM,BTC and Mohesor Boro,MLA,Kalaigaon were also present.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Kalaigaon girl Manashi qualifies for Voice of India kids

People of Kalaigaon hail Manashi Saharia a talented class six student of Udmari village in Kalaigaon for being qualified for the final round of audition in the Voice of India KIDS 2017 sponsored by Essel Vision Production,a Mumbai based TV production company. Daughter of musician parents Anupam Saharia and Jitu Moni Saharia of Udmari village,near Kalaigaon,Manashi had earlier qualified in the preliminary audition for North East region on September 3 in Guwahati.Later she could prove her talents in the eastern zone audition held in Kolkata city on September 11 to be qualified for the national audition to be held in Mumbai this month.It needs mentioning that she was adjudged as the Voice of Darrang twice also securing first position in the All Assam Jyoti Sangeet competition held at Rabindra Bhawan,Guwahati. Her father Anupam Saharia has been a well known artist in tabla and drum while mother Jitumoni Saharia is a singer with a music degree in classical music as one of the feather of her wings. Manashi has left for Mumbai today on September 23.People of Darrang and Udalguri have expressed best wishes to Manashi.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Launching Swachata Hi Sewa in Udalguri

On the occasion of "Swatchata Hi Sewa" celebration,the Udalguri district administration organized various programmes in the district including ceremonial distribution of grants of aids to affected people of the district.The central programme was held at Bhupen Hazarika Mukali Mancha,Harisinga on September 20.The days programme was started with the cleanliness drive at Harisinga hospital launched by Rihon Daimari, Minister, PHE,Food & Civil Supply,Assam at 11 am followed by the grants and aids distribution ceremony at 12 am.BJ Manta, ADC,Udalguri cum Project Director,i/c,DRDA,Udalguri conducted the oath taking ceremony where all people including the minister and officials took the pledge of keeping of houses and villages clean.They also took the pledge of discarding polythene items for a pollution free society.Speaking about the implementation of new mission "Swatchata Hi Sewa" in the district,Sadhana Hojai,Deputy Commissioner,Udalguri welcomed all the distinguished guests and people present.Minister Rihon Daimari attended the ceremony as the chief guest.On the occasion he spoke on the need for involving common people in the mission.The meeting was also attended by Nitin Khade, Secretary to the government of Assam,Information and Technology Department;Maheswar Boro,MLA, Kalaigaon; Suresh Tanti,MCLA,BTC etc besides several hundred people mostly woman.The Minister ceremonially distributed rehabilitation grants to 940 storm affected families of the district.Ex-gratia grants of rupees five lakhs each were distributed to four families whose kith and kins were missing due to social disturbances in the past years.The minister also ceremoniously distributed Revolving Funds to selected SHO village organizations and Community Investment Fund of rupees 2.5 lakhs each to selected beneficiaries.A discussion was also held later at Udalguri Circuit House where Rihon Daimary said that he would take steps to promote eco-tourism in picturesque villages bordering Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh with introduction of "Home Stay" amenities to tourists.Deputy Commissioner and PD,Udalguri also present in the discussion with environment and wildlife activist.