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Friday, August 30, 2013

People rejoice at the saving of a dying wild tusker at Paneri

A wild tusker who had been battling for life after electrocution in Paneri tea garden was successfully treated to rejoin its herd yesterday evening on August 29. A team of veterinary doctors headed by noted veterinary surgeon Dr.Kushal Sarma,HOD, Surgery, College of Veterinary Science,Khanapara,Guwahati successfully treated the tusker to much delight of animal lovers and common people. According to information, the wild tusker aged 18 years was seriously injured when it came in contact with loosely erected live electric wires at section No.7 of Paneri tea garden on the night of August 28. Forest department was informed in the morning of August 29. The tusker battled hard in vain to stand up on its legs and finally settled down on the ground in a critical condition. It was known that tea garden authority removed all the evidences before the arrival of police and forest officials. Tea garden authority even pulled down the shed with the help of JCB so as to put the blame on the animal. Nirupam Hazarika,SDPO,Bhergaon; DN Hazarika,Circle Officer,Harisinga Revenue Circle;JK.Das,Hony.Wildlife Warden,Udalguri district inspected the site where Dr. Ranjan Kumar Sarma was giving primary treatment with the help of police and forest personnel. The tusker was too weak to accept food or water. Girindra Adhikari, DFO,Dhansiri Forest Division and elephant expert Dr.Kushal Sarma finally arrived at Paneri for better treatment of the animal. After administering several doses of injections attempts were made to make the elephant stand up with the help of JCB. It was a touching sight to see the tusker moving away slowly to rejoin its herd. Later Dr. Kushal Sarma told media that it had been a great achievement to treat and rescue the wild elephant in short time. He said that it would have been impossible to save the elephant the next day.He thanked all for saving the wild elephant. It needs mention that Dr.Kushal Sarma had visited various places of the district on August 26 including Bhutiachang,Hatigarh and Nonai along with Girindra Adhikari,DFO,DN Hazarika, Circle Officer,Harisinga Revenue Circle; Madhurjya Sarma,ACF,Dhansiri Forest Division; David Smith,WWF North Bank Landscape Programme,Tezpur and Jayanta K Das, Hony. Wildlife Warden of the district etc. where man-elephant conflict has taken serious turn.A high level discussion was also held at Nonai forest range office on August 26 to decide future action plan to mitigate man-elephant conflict.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Two more wild elephant calves died in Udalguri in Assam

The unnatural death of two more wild elephant calves in a single night at two different places in Udalguri district have caused serious concern among nature loving people of the district. Interestingly both the calves had to die due to human activities. The three months old male wild elephant breathed its last at section No.26 of Coramore tea garden from falling into a deep tea garden treanch laid by garden management for prohibiting wild elephants' entry in to the tea gardens. In the other incident another 18 months old male wild elephant was found dead in a field on the bank of Bhola river near Bongurum Reserve Forest last night. Eye witnesses said the calf was bleeding profusely from its mouth and anus suggesting consumption of poison.
Frequent deaths of wild elephants have now been a serious concern in the district. According to a nature loving people,insurgency infested Udalguri district had been paid less attention by BTC authority. Major environmental NGOs too have stopped working deep inside the forest due to insurgency and extortion as alleged by a few environmental workers. In the mean time unabated destruction of forest in Khalingduar Reserve Forest has too been causing destruction of green cover in the district. Small numbers of untrained and aged forest personnel too have been responsible for the loss of flora and fauna. Deployment of more young trained forest officers only would be able to work successfully,what common people feel.

Friday, August 16, 2013

On way to Udalguri

67th I-Day celebrated in Udalguri district with gaiety

The 67 th Independence Day was celebrated in Udalguri district(Assam in India) with gaiety. At Udalguri town Thaneswar Malakar, Deputy Commissioner,Udalguri hoisted the tricolour at DC's parade ground in presence of more than six thousand people. Speaking on the occasion DC Malakar thanked people of Udalguri for maitaining peace in most difficult times. According to him progress and development of the society would be possible if people offer help and cooperation to police and administration in time. He inspected guard of honour after hoisting the national flag.A record number of 25 contingents took part in the march past (794 participants) to much delight to people. A ten member good will delegation from Bhutan also attended India's Independence Day celebration at Udalguri at the invitation of Thaneswar Malakar, Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri district.The Bhutanese delegation was headed by Sherub Dorji,SDO (Civil) ,Jomotsangkha. On the occasion Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri district felicitated Mr. Dorji and his colleagues with Xarai, gamocha and mementoes.Members of the Bhutanese team performed traditional Bhuanese folk dances which was appreciated by all. Excellent cultural items were also presented by local child artists of various schools of Udalguri town.
The Udalguri district administration felicitated a few distinguished people of the district for their contribution to the people of the society. Binoy Kumar Medhi Retd principal of Tangla College was awarded CM's Best Community Action Award for Development.Other receipant of awards were- Ananta Bagh and Paramesh Rabha (best action award in the field of conservation), Kharga Prasad sarma (excellence in public administration),JK Singh SI,police (excellence in public security),Satyen Das (excellence in public service), Udalguri district administration also felicitated other 12 distinguished social workers on the occasion of Independence Day celebration. They were- journalist Bhargab Kumar Das, Dr.Rohit Brahma,Chandra Mohan Chetry, Tazar Ali Ahmed, Mahesh Rabha, Purandar Basumatari, Khitap Boro, Gunen Sarma, Gobardhan Chouhan, Jatindra Kumar Sharma, Rabi Ram Ramchiary, Chani Ram Deka, Sashi Kanta Raha, Jatindra Nath Bayan and Sewali Das,mother of Martyr Prabin Das of Bhergaon. Munin Sarma senior official of the DC's office anchored proceedings till the end.
At Kalaigaon : At Kalaigaon,Dina Moni Das,Circle Officer, Kalaigaon Revenue Circle hoisted the national flag at Gandhi Bakori field, in presence of nearly a thousand people. The Circle Officer felicitated six people namely- Mukta Ram Deka (social work),Lakhi Saharia (retd sports teacher), Dadhi Basumatari (best gaonburah),Kushal Saharia Assam Police) Samsuddin Ahmed (VDP),Bhadra Kanta Nath and Thaneswar Boro (best farmer) for their remarkable contribution to the society in respective fields. Cultural events were also arranged on the occasion for boys and girls. Kamal Prasad Sarma anchored the proceedings of the day.
At Tangla : At commercial town Tangla,DN Hazarika,Circle Officer,Harisinga Revenue Circle hoisted the national flag at Tangla HS School Play ground in the presence of nearly five thousand people.Speaking on the occasion DN Hazarika requested people to remember the supreme sacrifice of those who had sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our country. Hazarika also appealed all to exempt students from bandhs which have been causing untold harm to students community living in BTAD in particular. 26 march past contingents ( more than 1200 participants in numbers) took part in march paste event. Four persons namely- Suchibrata Saharia (best student) , Gajendra Kachari (best VDP worker) Ramji Prasad and Oman Ali (best gaonburah) Fruits were distributed among patients in Tangla Hospital. An open quiz was held on Indian history.Cultural events and drawing competition were also arranged for the children. A friendly football match was played in the afternoon to mark the end of the days programme.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Udalguri girls in colourful tribal costume

Cultural group from Jamotsangkha,Bhutan performing at Udalguri

Thaneswar Malakar,DC,Udalguri felicitating Mr.Sherub Dorji,SDO (Civil) Jomotsangkha (Bhutan) on the occasion of Independence Day 2013 at DC's parade ground,Udalguri

Journalist Bhargab Das receiving distinguished citizen award from Thaneswar Malakar,DC,Udalguri.Debojit Deuri,SP,Udalguri also seen

Thaneswar Malakar,DC,Udalguri and his family watching IDay programme at Udalguri

Students of Sacred Heart School Udalguri marching ahead

Bodo girls marching forward at Udalguri I Day celebration

Thaneswar Malakar,DC,Udalguri inspecting guard of honour on the occasion of Independence Day 2013 at DC's parade ground,Udalguri

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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Villagers of Sastrapara rescued a python in Assam (India)

The rescue of a python by tribal villagers near Harisinga has been appreciated by all nature loving people of Udalguri district. According to information Ratna Kanta Rabha an inhabitant of the Bisarsuburi village (Sastrapara) near Harisinga foiund the python in his cow shed at 8.30 am on August 12 while eating a cock. The news spread like fire and hundreds of villagers started rushing to Rabha's house.Ratna Kanta Rabha had difficult times protecting the reptile as some wanted to kill it for food. Finding no way to control the mob he informed Harisinga Police Station. Accordingly a forest team headed by Kushal Deka finally rescued it safe. The python,seven feet one inch long weighing 7 KG was later released in the Khalingduar Reserve Forest. Girindra Adhikari,DFO,Dhansiri Forest Division; Jayanta Das,Hony. Wildlife Warden of Udalguri district; Green Society,Udalguri and Green Reporters Forum of the district thanked the villagers of Sastrapara for rescuing the python unhurt. Ratna Kanta Rabha told proudly that there had been other huge python in the village but they would take good care of it and other wild animals.