Sunday, July 29, 2012

Government appoints 20 Honorary Wildlife Wardens in Assam

Government of Assam has appointed twenty Honorary Wildlife Wardens in the state (Vide Govt. Notification No.FRW.4/2007/50,dtd 21/6/2012).The primary responsibility of the Honorary Wildlife Wardens will be to assist the administration on all aspects relating to wildlife in their respective areas of activities. The Honorary Wildlife Wardens in particular assist the Divisional Forest Officers on the following- (1) Enforcement of Wildlife Protection Act,1972. (2) Prevention of Cruelty Animals Act,1960.(3)Creating awareness among the local population on wildlife matters.(4)Issues relating to the inter-face between wildlife and people ,specially in respect of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries. They will also keep the Chief Wildlife Warden and the State Environment & Forest Department suitably informed of important developments in their areas. The new Honorary Wildlife Wardens are- 1.Ram Ranjan Chakravorty (Silchar); 2.Amit Ranjan Das (Hailakandi); 3.Phwjwngsar Narzary (Baksa);4. GM Choudhury (Karimganj); 5.PC Jidang (NC Hills); 6.Tapan Kumar Sharma (Nagaon); 7.Rabindra Teron (Diphu); 8.Dilip Chetri Guwahati); 9.Debojit Deori (Sibasagar); 10.Shanta Sharma (Jorhat);11.Premjit Narzary (Chirang); 12.Arup Ballav Goswami (Golaghat); 13.Kishore Talukdar (Kamrup); 14.Kaushik Baruah (Guwahati); 15.Balu Ram Gogoi (Lakhimpur); 16.Parag Jyoti Deka (Guwahati); 17.Jugal Saikia (Sonitpur),18.Hitendra Nath Sarma (Tinsukia); 19.Gunadhar Konwar (Tinsukia); 20.Jayanta Kumar Das (Udalguri).

Monday, July 23, 2012

With Rong Bong Terang,President Assam Sahitya Sabha at Udalguri

Caught from behind

Beautiful Nepali girls and their colourful dress

With noted Assamese writer and journalist Anuradha Sarma Pujari at Udalguri

Koch-Rajbongshi girls in their colourful costume at Udalguri

Beautiful Rabha girls in colourful costume performing at Udalguri

Noted Assamese writer and editor of Sadin: Anuradha Sarma Pujari at Udalguri

Jayantakumar Das and Gobinda Basumatari (NDFB secretary) at Udalguri

Beautiful girls of Udalguri performing an inaugural song at Udalguri

Scholar Sishir Suni,artist Rabi Ram Brahma and religious leader Bimal Bhakat at Udalguri

Monpa girls of Arunachal Pradesh

A little beauty of Udalguri

Monpa girls of Arunachal Pradesh

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Young ISRO scientist visits Tangla school in Assam

A summertime youth seminar was held at Donbosco school, Tangla from July 12 to 15 on the focal theme “Let us be the agents of change”.The seminar was organized by Father Peter PA, Principal,Donbosco school Tangla. Students from villages and mostly from tea garden area attended the seminar where they were taught how to be a good and successful person in life. Several distinguished persons namely -Fr. Santosh Minj, Fr. Zaferinus Bakla, Fr. Paneracious Soren and Sister Jaeinta attended the seminar as the resource persons on all the four days. Eloi Bakhla,a NASA trained junior scientist of ISRO attended the seminar as special guest on July 13 to much delight of the students and teachers. While interacting with the students Eloi Bakhla requested students to remember first five letters of English alphabet ABCDE to achieve goals in life. According to him A stands for aim,B for base,C for confidence. D for discipline and E for efforts. He He also remarked that students coming from very poor families could do well in life as they had nothing to lose in their struggle while students coming from rich families never worked hard to achieve goals in life. It needs mention that Eloi Bakhla has been a top young scientist of ISRO. He has been given responsibility for the design of India's dream project Chandrayan-2 . Coming from a very poor family of Jharkhand, Eloi had to struggle very hard in childhood when he lost his parents. But he was determined to do something real in life and showed his ability by scoring highest marks in the NTSE examination. He secured second rank in the national level science exhibition. After completion of B.Tech from ISRO.He joined Aero-Space Division of ISRO. Presently he has been working with India-Russian combined project Chandrayan 2.Talking to this correspondent,Eloi Bakhla said that there would be two robots in the mission,one would be build by India while the other by Russia.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

5 years old blind orphan Priyanka to get a new life

She lost her mother when she was just eight months old. Her mother Lakshi Dey died in a mysterious burning incident in Birubari,Guwahati five years back. Father Syamol Dey had abandoned her the very next year and was disappeared forever. Grandfather Pramod Debnath took helpless Priyanka to his house at Puthimari village near Kalaigaon after the death of her mother. Life was colorful for Priyanka at the company of her grandfather. But something terrible was waiting for little Priyanka. She lost her vision completely in 2009 due to pox infection. Illiterate Pramod could never understand that she was loosing her vision. It was too late to realize the cruel reality. This is the miserable heart rending story of a 5 years old blind girl of Puthimari village near Kalaigaon. This correspondent saw sad Priyanka at a programme at Gandhi Bakori on July 13 organized by DKN (Durgat Kalyan Nyas) an NGO founded at Kalaigaon to help poor and sick. DKN has arranged financial assistance to eleven meritorious student coming from poor families who had shown good results in the last HSLC and HS examination 2012. The NGO also provided financial assistance to three critically ill patients including Priyanka Dey. It needs mention that DKNhas been giving financial assistance to poor and sick people for last four years. The programme was presided over by its founder President DN Hazarika, Circle Officer,Harisinga Revenue Circle,Tangla. Attending the charitable session as the chief guest,Bikon Deka,Senior Manager, Bhutiachang TE and Chairman ABITA,Mangaldai Circle declared that he would arrange complete education for the blind girl in Kolkata along with possible treatment. Tears rolled from the eyes of grand father Pramod when the declaration was made. Bikon Deka also personally donated an amount of rupees ten thousand to DKN.On the occasion,he requested poor students and patients not to lose hope at any moment.He cited reference of Sonmoni Bora,IAS, presently serving as City Commissioner in Raipur (Chattisgarh) who too had come from a poor family of Assam. He advised students and others to continue struggle till victory. Prof.Binoy Kumar Medhi (ex-principal,Tangla College); Sat Ram Deka, Secy. Darrang Zilla Sahitya Sabha; Social worker Kami Ram Saharia, Arabinda Das, Principal,Kalaigaon College and retired teacher Sukleswar Deka also spoke a few words on the occasion.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer adventure camp concludes at Tangla

A four days summer adventure camp organized by Vision and Innovation Society,Tangla in association with 315 Field Regiment (KARGIL) under Red Horns Division concluded at Tangla on July 7. The concluding session was held at Tangla Girls Higher Secondary School at 7 PM. Col.Sashi Commanding Officer of 315 Field Regiment attended the concluding session as chief guest. On the occasion Col.Sashi thanked organizers for arranging the summer adventure camp for school going children at Tangla. He said that his regiment would be happy to do whatever possible for the all round development of the children of the district. DN Hazarika,Circle Officer, Harisinga Revenue Circle,Tangla,senior journalist of the district Keshab Dutta also spoke a few words on the occasion. Participating boys and girls performed cultural items to much delight of the people present.
It needs mention that 17 boys and 4 girls of various schools and colleges in and around Tangla participated in the adventure camp which included trekking,rock climbing, repelling, river rafting,river crossing,monkey crawling,jumaring etc.The adventure training was conducted at Bhairabkunda and Bogamati under the guidance of advance trainer Ajit Singha. Maj. Pradip Sing of Borongajuli Army camp supervised the training programme on all the four days. Speaking to this correspondent trainer Ajit Singha said that Bogamati had been the most suitable place for water rafting and other water sports activities in the state of Assam.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Tree plantation at Udalguri Civil Hospital premises

On the occasion of Bon Mahotsav week 2012,Dhansiri Forest Division,Udalguri organised a plantation programme at the premises of Udalguri Civil Hospital on July 7 at 9 aAM. While welcoming distinguished guests and people Bankim Sarma,DFO, Dhansiri Forest Division gave in details of the plantation programme in Udalguri district.He said that massive plantation of 30,000 trees inside Khalingduar Reserve Forest near Indo-Bhutan border could very much draw international attention. The news which was published in The Assam Tribune was shared by international media like World News, The Pakistan Observer etc. Former Minister of Assam Rihon Daimari (presently MLA,Udalguri) attended the programme as the chief guest. Speaking on “Man-elephant conflict” and illegal tree felling in the district he said that failure to check illegal tree felling would pose serious threat to ecology of the district. He remarked that formation of more JFMC (Joint Forest Management Committee) even on small scale would help much. Thaneswar Malakar, Deputy Commissioner,Udalguri advised forest department to locate vacant places suitable for plantation.He said that local bodies like schools could be given responsibility for the protection and maintenance of the trees.Dr.DK Hazarika,Joint Director, Health, Udalguri; social worker Rameswar Boro also spoke on the occasion. Latter MLA Daimari, DC Malakar and other officials planted several hundred trees in the hospital campus.

Meritorious students feted at Kalaigaon

Twelve meritorious students of Kalaigaon have been felicitated at a function organized at KM High School, Balipara near Kalaigaon recently on July 5. The programme was organized by an NGO “Kendukalai”.Three distinguished persons of the district namely Thaneswar Malakar,DC,Udalguri (Dalit Sahitya Academy Award winner 2012); Jagadish Sarkar,MCLA,BTC ( Dr.Ambedkar Award for Social Service, 2010) and Nabin Malla Boro (Sahitya Academy Award for Bodo children literature 2011) were also felicitated on the occasion for their contribution in the field of literature and social service. One minute mourn was observed to mark respect to the departed soul of noted poet late Hiren Bhattachrya prior to the felicitation. The felicitated meritorious students were- Nandita Borah (scored second highest marks in the district) ,Sasanka Boro,Sikha Rani Medhi,Joyjyoti Barman,Jonjyoti Saharia, Abhijit Deka,Upasana Kakoti,Hirakjyoti Mahanta, Upamanyoo Das, Juriti Saharia, Reksona Basumatari and Hibjur Rahman. Financial assistance were also given to two poor meritorious students namely Pranabjyoti Doley and Mrinal Deka of Kalaigaon College. Thaneswar Malakar, Deputy Commissioner,Udalguri attending the ceremony as the chief guest spoke on the role of students in achieving goal in life.On the occasion he said that sometimes preparation for a certain goal could be of great help for other careers. He rquested students to be punctual in study as wel as domestic activities. Jagadish Sarkar, MCLA,BTC; Siba Prasad Sarma,Academic Inspector of Schools, Udalguri and Nabin Malla Boro also spoke a few words on the occasion. It needs mention that a few schools of Kalaigaon have shown satisfactory results in the last HSLC examination. Sanjwrang HS (Bodo medium) with 96.3 percent, Kalaigaon HSS with 90.3 percent ,Pachim Silpota HS with 93.4 percent, Bright Life English School with 81 percent,Bholabari HS with 92.5 percent had been among a few top schools of the area showing satisfactory performance in the HSLC 2012.