Tuesday, April 30, 2013
15th Miru Rangjali Baishagu was celebrated at Kalaigaon with gaiety.The two days Baishagu celebration was held at Kalaigaon College play ground on April 27 and 28 with various programmes. The celebration was organised by Bishungra Harimu Afad in association with ABSU Kalaigaon Anchalik Committee. The celebration was started with the hoisting of Baishagu flag by social worker Krishna Kanta Boro,President of the celebration committee at 8 AM on April 27 followed by plantation of trees,art,quiz and cultural competitions. A souvenir named “Rangjali” edited by Biren Sargiary was released next day on April 28 by poet Sanjay Kumar Tanti,an SBI offifer working at Udalguri. “Rangjali was sponsored by the family members of late Kirti Prasad Sarma (social worker and former mouzadar of Kalaigaon). Nerkhang Khaklari,President,ABSU Udalguri district Committee inaugurated the open session at 2 PM which was presided over by social worker Krishna Kanta Boro of Kalaigaon. Gohin Chandra Boro leader of Bathou ABRU attended the open session as the appointed speaker.On the occasion he spoke on various issues relating religion and culture of Bodo society. The open session was also addressed by Nabin Chandra Boro,Inspector of Schools,Udalguri district; DN Hazarika,Circle Officer,Harisinga Revenue Circle,Tangla and senior social workers of Kalaigaon -Kami Ram Saharia and Mahendra Saikia.The organising committee felicitated a few distinguished people including Bimal Prasad Sarma,President,Kalaigaon Chambers of Commerce;Kamal Prasad Sarma, Mouzadar,Kalaigaon and Utpal Sarma ( sons of late Kirti Prasad Sarma) for sponsoring the souvenir.
Monday, April 29, 2013
“It is very much important to give priority to woman education in India.Only educated good mothers can contribute for a good society”, so said Thaneswar Malakar,Deputy Commissioner,Udalguri district at the annual session of Kalaigaon Girls High School on April 26. Malakar attending the session as the chief guest spoke on the role of mothers in shaping the life of the children.He requested parents and guardians to follow example of Jawahar Lal Nehru, who used to write regular letters to his daughter Indira Gandhi.telling history and geography of India and world from various prisons of India. He said, Indira was sent to Santiniketan like a common girl for good education,although they had been millionaires.He also remarked that children should be taught prayer from early ages so as to make them self confident. The open session was inaugurated by Nabin Chandra Boro,Inspector of Schools Udalguri district.In his inaugural speech,Boro explained about the new education policies and programmes with special reference to woman education.He requested teachers to study non academic subjects so as to obtain basic knowledge of science technology,history and geography. Jagadish Sarkar,MCLA,BTC, while addressing girls,teachers and guardians remarked that though infested with insurgency and ethnic clashes ,students of Udalguri district had been showing good results in the HSLC examinations.In 2012 Udalguri students secured 12th rank in district wise performance (best in BTC).He also declared sanction of an amount of Rs.23.5 lakhs for the construction of boundary wall and gate of Kalaigaon Girls HS.The MCLA gave away best player award to Hasina Begum of the school. Mukunda Ram Choudhury, MLA, Kalaigaon proudly recalled his schooling days at Kalaigaon.He also requested all to come forward for the cause of better woman education.He also gave away best actress award to Krishna Sarma of the school. Renowned singer of the state Kanika Bhattacahrya also graced the open session as the distinguished guest. She mesmerized girls ,parents and other distinguished guests by singing three melodious super hit songs including-” Luitor bukute lohiri kopile..”. Its needs mention that Kanika Bhattacharya was born at Kalaigaon in 1949. She too gave away best singer award to Nayana Choudhury of the school. The open session was presided over by Ubedur Rahman,Principal,Kalaigaon HS School and anchored by Jayanta Kumar Das.Distinguished social workers of Kalaigaon namely- Kami Ram Saharia,Mahendra Saikia,Krishna Boro and Kamal Prasad Sarma were also present on the occasion beside large numbers of media persons.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Assam Environmental NGO Forum suggests Assam Forest Minister measures for wildlife protection in Assam
In view of the worsening scenario vis-à-vis rhino poaching in the State, the Assam Environmental NGO Forum has recommended a number of measures to the forest department and the Kaziranga National Park authorities to ensure wildlife protection. The recommendations were presented at the invitation of Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain at a meeting at the Assam State Zoo recently.The core committee members of the forum headed by its Coordinator Mubina Akhtar (Green Reporter) and members namely-Jayanta Kumar Das (Green Society, Udalguri), Dr.Bibhuti Lahkar (Aranyak),Raj Phukan (Green Guard)etc joined the Ministers meet which was also attended by Principal Secretary,Forest,Assam and Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife ) etc. “There is a lack of good relationship between the KNP authorities and the local communities in and around the park. This results in less community support in park management besides seriously hindering intelligence gathering. The forest department needs to build a good relationship with the fringe people with regular interactions, engaging them more often in the projects concerning KNP as well as minimizing the conflicts with them,” the Forum noted. Underscoring the need to impart knowledge/practical training about KNP to the staff, the Forum said that the newly recruited forest guards, although well-equipped, find it hard to adjust in the difficult terrains without proper knowledge about the park. “They need proper grooming as well as motivation and dedication to wildlife protection. Training of these new recruits is a must before their posting in KNP. Eligible casual workers also need to be appointed as frontline staff,” it suggested, adding that for enhancing local participation in park protection, local eligible youths should be employed as front line staff. Regular river patrolling, especially along the vulnerable stretches, was cited as another crucial area for wildlife protection in Kaziranga. Expressing concern over the new settlements and tourist facilities, including dhabas and resorts coming up in the Haladhibari and Panbari animal corridors, the Forum said that the government must shift the barriers for facilitating unhindered movement of wildlife. Calling for ensuring strict accountability, the Forum noted that there was no accountability mechanism in the KNP management authority for any rhino poaching incidents. Taking adequate precautionary measures against flood, greater public and local NGO involvement, adoption of new anti-poaching technology, coordination with the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council as most flood-affected animals migrate to Karbi hills during floods and lots of poaching incidents invariably follow were some other measures recommended. The forum also raised the matter of suspension of appointments of ACF and Rangers in Assam since 1987.The forum said that the suspension of appointments of ACF and Rangers in the state has caused serious set back to forest department in Assam. Low ranking untrained forest officials have been promoted to ACF and Rangers. The Forum requested the Minister to do the needful urgently.