Thursday, June 28, 2012

PWD engineers and contractor beaten badly by flood affected people at Kalaigaon

PWD engineers and contractor beaten by flood affected people at Kalaigaon The irate flood affected people of Ranthali near Kalaigaon town mercilessly beaten PWD officials of Udalguri Division namely Harekrishna Sarma,Asstt. Engineer; Tilak Sarma JE and one PWD contractor Hemchandra Daimari at 8.30 AM on June 28 near a flood damaged bridge at Ranthali.People also pushed down all the vehicles of the officials and contractors (one Maruti Alto,one Maruti 800 and one Honda Glamour bike) in to the deep flood water. According to information the construction of RCC bridge at Gerua at the cost of Rs.6,42,89033/- on six and half KM long Ojagaon -Kalaigaon PWD road had started on November 26,2008. But only twenty percent of the work had been completed during these three years only causing misery to people of several villages. The recent flood in Kalaigaon Revenue Circle nearly damaged the temporary weak foot bridge.Even the incomplete RCC bridge developed a few cracks. The stranded people including students started gathering at the site since morning of June 28. When the officials and contractors had arrived at the site irate people started arguing with them resulting the incident. Irate people also gharaod Pabitra Kumar Das,BDO,Kalaigaon who had arrived at the site half an hour later. All the injured officials and contractor had been hospitalised.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Flood situation grim at Kalaigaon

The over flooded Noa river has created havoc in Kalaigaon Revenue Circle area submerging more than 30 villages including Kalaigaon town. At least 20 thousand people have been effected. Four feet deep flood water has disruptted normal traffic at several places on PWD roads namely Mcanzy Road,Kulsipar – Moromichowk Road etc. Non completion of embankment at Noa river at Gerua and Sagunbahi has been the cause of the severe flood as told by villagers. Badly hit villages are -Gerua, Sagunbahi, Bholabari, Bhehguri, Beltoli, Rupatol, No.7 Kalaigaon of Kalaigaon town. Flood waters have submerged several places of Kalaigaon town including Kalaigaon Town LP School and Kalaigaon IB. Kamal Prasad Sarma,Mouzadar, Kalaigaon who toured effected villages with this correspondent said that non completion of embankment at Gerua and Sagunbahi near river Noa had been the cause of sudden flood at Kalaigaon. Unfortunately no public representatives have so far visited Kalaigaon to the dismay of effected people.

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Fish head with dried night Jesmine flower ( Maas...
: Fish head with dried night Jesmine flower ( Maasor muror logot seali phul) Dried Night Jasmine flower (Soak in water for 1 hou...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Beautiful butterflies in Khalingduar RF

A beautiful butterfly

Beauty on the road

A pair of beautiful butterfly

Butterflies on forest track inside Khalingduar RF

Butterfly on the forest road inside Khalingduar RF

Beautiful track (10 KM long) inside Khalingduar RF

A Odal tree (The name Udalguri originates from this tree)

Beautiful orchids in Khalingduar RF

This is the place where 30000 saplings were planted on June 5 2012

Adventure on the 10 track through Khalingduar Reserve Forest

Beauty unlimited at Jalimukh

Spectacular Jalimukh in Khalingduar Reserve Forest

Massive plantation of trees (30,000) in Khalingduar Reserve Forest on June 5 2012

Greenery on the banks of Nonai river in Bhutan

Nonai river in Bhutan

Turbulent Nonai river in Bhutan

On the bed of Nonai river near Khalingduar RF

Beautiful Nonai river

Nonai river bank

Nonai river bank

Nonai river in Bhutan

Near Nonai forest Range Office

Jalimukh in Bhutan

Near Nonai Range Office,Khalingduar Reserve Forest

Jalimukh in Bhutan

Bhutiachang Tea Garden

Jalimukh in Bhutan

Crossing a fast stream at Jalimukh in Bhutan

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Assam Governor to promote peasants' revolt of Patharighat at national level

Assam Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik said that he would promote the “Peasant's Revolt” of Patharighat on January,1894 at the national level. He said this while receiving a book “Pothorughat” published in English by the ‘Organizing Committee for the National Level Seminar on the Pothorughat uprising by Agricultural Peasants’ on June 8 Friday. One of the member of the ‘Organizing Committee for the National Level Seminar on the Pothorughat uprising’ journalist Bhargab Kumar Das and another journalist Dwipen Konwar of Mangaldai met the Governor in the Raj Bhavan on June 8 and offered him a book and apprised him of this historic yet neglected chapter of the history of the freedom struggle. The Governor gave a patient hearing to both the media persons and expressed his willingness to visit Patharighat within a short period. The Governor said that it had been a tragic yet inspiring episode in the saga of the history of freedom struggle but at the same time it was very unfortunate that this glorious chapter of the freedom struggle had failed to get its due recognition in the national level. He assured that he would make all arrangements for organizing a national level seminar in New Delhi so that entire nation could know the supreme sacrifice of these 140 farmers of Patharighat” Mention may be made here that the then Darrang Deputy Commissioner Dhruba Hazarika in 2010 had taken up the initiative for taking the Pothorughat rebellion in the national level by holding a national seminar in New Delhi under the banner of “Organizing Committee for the National Level Seminar on the Pothorughat uprising by Agricultural Peasants” and as part of this initiative writer Arup Kumar Dutta at the request of the Organizing Committee has authored the book which was sponsored by a grant from the Assam Branch of Indian Tea association (ABITA). But after the transfer of the Deputy Commissioner this noble initiative remained incomplete. It may be recalled here that to keep the sacrifice of those ‘Krishak Swahids’ alive and to inspire the younger generation of our country about the rare sacrifice of the peasant martyrs ‘who gave their lives for the freedom we breathe today’ that took place much before the Jalianawalabag massacre heralding the initiation of the freedom struggle in the North East, the troops of Red Horns Division at the initiative of the then Governor of Assam Lieutenant General (Retired) SK Sinha, came forward with the novel idea of construction of the “Krishak Swahid memorial tomb” with inscribing the words “Gone, but not forgotten, never shall thy memory fade.Oh, Martyrs, we salute you” on it at historic Patharighat in the year 2001.And since then the ‘Men in Olive Green’ of Red Horns Division has been celebrating the day of January 29 in a military style and honour with the presence of Division Commander or Corps Commander as the chief guest spreading the message and the meaning of our hard earned freedom. It also needs mention that great freedom fighter of Assam late Pani Ram Das had been a regular distinguished guest at the ceremony every year at Patharighat till his demise in 2011. Significantly the historic day of January 28 has been celebrated every year by the people of the district with a day long program. The people of the district have been demanding the state government and the army authority to arrange for the presence of the President or the Prime Minister of India and the Chief of Staff of Indian army in the celebration of the ‘Krishak Swahid Divas’ at Patharighat.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Kalaigaon & Tangla students excel in HS

People of Kalaigaon have expressed satisfaction at the good performance of students in the HS examination conducted by AHSEC and CBSE although both the places have been hit hard by frequent bandhs. In the CBSE class X examination,students of Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalaya,Kalaigaon did exceedingly well with 100 percent success. All of 73 appeared passed. More than 93 percent students scored above 60 percent marks. Ganesh Boro topped the school with 10 CGP and other 5scoring more than 90 percent.In class XII final 99 percent students of JNV,Kalaigaon passed (69 passed out of 70). 60 number of students (87%) scored first division. Utpola Sarma scored highest 93 percent marks. Madhab Sarma,Principal,JNV,Kalaigaon thanked students and teachers for the success.Students of Maharishi Vidya Mandir,Tangla also did very well in the CBSE class X examination with hundred percent success. Jyoti Rekha Rabha scored CGP 10 besides other 3 who scored above CGP 9. In the HS final (Arts) students of Kalaigaon College have shown good performance. 75 percent students of Kalaigaon College passed with 21 in first division. Bornalee Sarma scored 80 percent marks with letter in 3 subject. On the other hand 70 percent students of Kalaigaon HS School passed HS final examination with 7 passing in first division. “Frequent bandh calls have been posing a serious threat to academic activities in the district. Any bandh is observed at Kalaigaon and Tangla” said a unhappy guardian.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Udalguri DC appeals organisations to stop giving band call in the district

Setting an example of determination for a peaceful community living,all the leading citizens, politicians, journalists,representatives of various organisations of Udalguri district namely- Bodo Sahitya Sabha, Asom SahityaSabha, ABSU,AASU, AJYCP,AASA, AGSU,AKRSU, AMSU, ABWWF, Bengali Students Federation,Bodoland Students Federation etc resolved to stay away from violence and to maintain communal harmony among various ethnic groups of the district at a meeting held at the Conference Hall of the DC office,Udalguri on June 9 . The meeting was convened by Thaneswar Malakar,DC,Udalguri who has also been known as a writer. It needs mention that the meeting was urgently convened keeping in mind the on going issue of a section of non Bodos opposing separate Bodoland state on one hand and Various Bodo organisations demanding Bodoland on the other. Speakers of AASU,AJYCP,AASA,AMSU,AGSU and Bengali Federation expressed concern at the incidents of miscreants demanding extortion money from non Bodos in interior places which had terrorised common people. But they also declared that they had full support for BTAD and nothing to say against Bodo leaderships of BFF or ABSU. They requested administration to control antisocial elements belonging to any community at any cost. Senior citizens namely Manik Sarma, President,Asom Sahitya Sabha,Udalguri;Nilakanta Gayari,President,Bodo Sahitya Sabha, Udalguri; Benjamin Soren,Advisor,Santhali Sahitya Sabha,Udalguri; Rameswar Boro,President,district,BJP; Bristi Basumatari,President,district Congress remarked that they respect democratic movements but such agitations must never create problems for common people. Movements of Bodos,Koch Rajbongshis or Adivasi must be observed in democratic manner. Such agitations must not be against any community or religion. All the senior speakers requested organisations not to give band calls which effects students and common people badly. Bonjar Daimary,Deputy Speaker of BTC expressed concern at the present situation in the district as well as in some parts of BTC. According to him a section of politically motivated anti BTC people living outside BTC have been creating terror among non Bodos residing peacefully in BTC. He said that law and order was a state affair,but he would discuss the matter with BTC chief. Mitha Ram Basumatari,EM,BTC in his speech assured that grievances of non tribal people would be given priority and grass root level meetings would be arranged to train VCDC and TCLCC presidents for fair distribution of benefits. Jagadish Sarkar,MCLA,BTC also addressed the meeting. Debojit Deuri, SP,Udalguri explained how rumour could ignite communal clashes out of a small non related incident. He said that strict action would be taken against anybody including surrendered or cease fire groups who breaks law or terrorise people.Journalist Narayan Deka and ABSU advisor Dipen Boro also spoke on the occasion. In his concluding speech,DC Thaneswar Malakar declared that district administration would do anything to control communal clashes and to maintain law and order. He requested Deputy Speaker and EM of BTC present to fill the vacant posts of Gaonbura and Mondals in the district so as to speed up the process of public relation. The DC specially requested all the organisations to stay away from band calls and to exempt educational institutions from any types of agitations.He appealed media persons not to publish sensitive news in a hurry. A law and order monitoring committee was formed with Bonjar Daimary,Dy Speaker,BTC as president;ADC(Adm) Udalguri as Secretary; Gunajit Das,Jourmalist as Joint Secretary and representatives of all organisations as its member.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Beautiful Khalingduar Reserve Forest,Udalguri,Assam

Beautiful flocks of butterflies inside Khalingduar RF. So many butterflies on the 10 KM track to Jalimukh through dense forest

Hundreds of colourful butterfly seen on tracks while moving to Jalimukh inside Khalingduar Reserve Forest.

Hundreds of different colourful butterfly on tracks to Jalimukh inside Khalingduar Reserve Forest

Paradise on earth: Jalimukh in Khalingduar Reserve Forest in Assam

Green and green

Small home

Strongest chilly of the world: Bhut jolokia of Assam

A lesser black Krait of Assam

A dove