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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Near Harisinga in Udalguri

Hattigarh tea garden in Udalguri district of Assam

"Kopou Phool" (dove flower) which is also known as "foxtail orchid" (scientific name : Rhynchostylis Retusa) is a kind of orchid that grows widely across Assam, India

"Kopou Phool" (dove flower) which is also known as "foxtail orchid" (scientific name : Rhynchostylis Retusa) is a kind of orchid that grows widely across Assam, India

Hattigarh tea garden of Udalguri district in Assam

Hattigarh tea garden of Udalguri district in Assam

Hattigarh tea garden of Udalguri district in Assam

Hattigarh tea garden of Udalguri district in Assam

Residence of Freedom Fighter late Pani Ram Das at Kalaigaon Sevashram,Assam

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Flowers of Xonaru tree.(Golden Shower)

Godhuli Gopal flower

Flowers of Xonaru tree (Golden Shower tree)

A multi coloured "Godhuli Gopal"

Flowers of Asoka tree

Residence of Freedom Fighter late Pani Ram Das at Kalaigaon Sevashram,Assam

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Retaliation:

More than hundred wild elephants attacked the Central Nursery of forest department at Switch Gate near Compartment No.4.inside Khalingduar Reserve Forest in Udalguri district (Assam) last night causing extensive damage to the buildings and walls under construction. Interestingly,a few wild elephants had been roaming in the nursery the previous night on May 14.In order to chase them away forest personal resorted to firing causing minor injury to some of the herd.Being teased that way all the wild elephants numbering more than hundred attacked forest personal in retaliation forcing them to retreat to the range office.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A lovely cute baby Sun bird

A lovely baby Sun bird

Beautiful queen

Trumpet vine

Secret place to hatch

Love and care

Wild beauty

Evening time

The queen

Workshop on transit of Venus 2012 at Kalaigaon

On the occasion of National Technology Day,2012, a workshop was held at Kalaigaon Girls High School on May 11 to discuss latest technological developments and to make people aware of the transit of Venus to be occurred on June 6. The programme was organised by the school itself in association with Aryabhatta Science Centre,Kalaigaon block. The workshop started at school play ground at 11 AM which was conducted by senior teacher Gajendra Saharia. All the students and teachers attended the discussion where ASC block co-ordinator JK Das demonstrated the use of latest scientific equipments like GPS (Global Position System),Solar Filter etc. On the occasion co-ordinator Das explained about the need of studying basic science so as to enable students and teachers the use of science in everyday life. According to him basic understanding of science is very much essential in our modern life. The basic knowledge of science could very much eradicate so many social evils like blind belief and superstitions etc. According to him lack of basic scientific knowledge have been posing several social menaces like witch hunting,dowry,rapid growth of population etc. He further request students and teachers to to watch the great celestial event of this century “Transit of Venus,2012” to be occurred on the morning of June 6 as per advices given by Vigyan Prasar and Pragjyotish Amateur Astronomers Association,Guwahati Planetarium. He handed over a set of related packet of watching material to the school. Science teacher Pramod Saharia and student Kabita Tanti also spoke a few words on the occasion

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Workshop on Transit of Venus at Kalaigaon Girls H School in Assam

Brahmaputra river near Guwahati

Urvashi:A tiny historic river island on Brahmaputra

Urvashi :A tiny river island on Brahmaputra

Urvashi: A tiny river island on Brahmaputra

Panbazar Girls HS School,Guwahati

Uzanbazar Ferry Ghat,Guwahati

Uzanbazar Ferry ghat,Guwahati

Brahmaputra river near Guwahati

Umananda: A river island on Brahmaputra near Guwahati

Beautiful Brahmaputra river near Guwahati city

Friday, May 11, 2012

National workshop on transit of Venus 2012 concludes at Guwahati planetarium

The national level orientation workshop on transit of Venus,2012 which had been started in Guwahati Planetarium on May 7 concluded on May 9. 50 numbers of participants from various districts of Assam and from other states of NE took part in the workshop for creating awareness among people regarding the safe awtching of the great celestial event on June 6 from Sun rise till 10.19 AM. Experts from Mumbai and Kolkata briefed the participants on all the three days demonstrating methods to develop low cost equipments for the observation of the transit of Venus. On the second day,UN Deka,secretary,PRAG delivered speech on transit of Venus while Sandeep Baruah, Scientist- D of Vigyan Prasar,Govt of India conducted a special workshop on “Amateur Radio” where he demonstrated latest 'HAM RADIO' activities and its importance in NE Indian states.On the concluding day ie on May 9, Dr.Chandrarekha Mahanta,working president of PRAG conducted a special class on “Cosmology”. The closing ceremony was held at 2 PM in the conference hall of Guwahati Planetarium. HC Dutta,Director of Guwahati Planetarium & Director of ASTEC; Dr.Anil Goswami,president PRAG; Kabyashree Mahanta,Dy Secy,Science & Technology, Assam; UN Deka,secretary PRAG; senior scientists of the country Prof.Sabyasashi Chatterjee and TV Bhankatesh of Vigyan Prasar, Govt. of India and Babul Borah,Curator,Guwahati Planetarium etc attended the closing ceremony as distinguished guests. Director Dutta declared that a week long workshop would be arranged at planetarium with more “Do yourself” type science activities for the promotion of science in the state. It needs mention that on June 6, Venus will pass across the face of the Sun for the second and last time this century. People can see the great celestial event from sunrise till 10.19 AM. Next transit would occur in December in 2117.

Thursday, May 10, 2012