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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Awareness programme on avenue for woman economic empowerment held at Tangla

An awareness programme on avenue for woman economic empowerment held at Tangla on September 21. The programme which was held at RC Saharia Memorial Teachers Training College hall,Tangla was organised by social worker Dr.Dipankar Saharia in association with State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD). More than three hundred woman representatives from 120 nos SHG covering 40 villages took part in the day long programme. Social Worker Kamakhya Barman in his welcome speech introduced all the guests to the people present after plantation of a few orange saplings in the college campus. Inaugurating the programme, social worker and former civil service officer Dr.Dipankar Saharia (son of former Assam home and education minister late Ramesh Ch. Saharia) remarked that nearly eighty percent people living in the villages mostly depend on agriculture. It was really difficult to make any progress without giving importance to agriculture sector. According to him traditional approach to agriculture in Assam could not help villagers. He strongly suggested market oriented approach in agriculture production in Assam. He also stressed the need for creating work culture among people of Assam with more and more participation of woman. Dr.Saharia suggested a few methods to enhance production. In this regard he mentioned cultivation of banana,orange,lemon or bamboo etc. He also spoke on recent Food Security Bill. Anupam Dutta,Officer in-charge,Extension Centre, SIRD, Bezera attending the session as a resource person explained on the role and functioning of SIRD in promoting methods suitable for rural people specially for woman. He requested woman to take up projects like tailoring, beautician etc suitable for modern times. Dr.Kabyajyoti Bora spoke on animal and bird keeping by village woman for self sufficiency. According to him Bonaraja species of birds were most suitable for Assam climate which are disease resistant and easy to keep at home. Jayanta Saharia, Project Asstt. SIRD explained about the role of village woman in promoting economic up liftment of woman. He advised woman not to depend on their husband,sons or daughters even in later ages but to earn their own for self dependency. Senior journalist Jayanta Kumar Das presided over the session which was also attended by journalists Bapan Sarma,Diganta Kumar Sarma,Ujjal Das,Nabajyoti Barua etc. More than five hundred orange and lemon saplings were distributed among the woman at the end.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Four killed by wild elephants in Udalguri

Man-elephant conflict has taken a serious turn in Udalguri district following deaths of four more persons in a single night. So far 16 people have been killed by wild elephants this year living near Indo-Bhutan brder. According to information a few wild elephants killed Kulbahadur Rai (60) and Jaybahadur Rai (38) in Raibasti village (No.3 Kundarbil new village) at around 9.30 PM yesterday night on September 12. It has been alleged that the same wild elephants again attacked other people of Dhepabasti village near SSB camp killing two more persons namely – Labanya Chao (52) and Boiler (32) at around 11 pm. All the persons died on spot. It needs mention that the same wild elephant had killed Ratul Boro (26) at No.4 Amjuli and seriously injured Gudu Chouhan (30) at Section No.13 of Bhutiachang TE few days back. The human causalities would have been more had two Kunkis provided by WWF to prevent wild elephants intervened in time.So far WWF has provided 5 Kunki elephants in the district to protect villagers . Nature loving people of Udalguri urge BTC authority immediately to take steps to protect lives and property of the villagers and to ensure safety of wild elephants.In the mean time Girindra Adhikari, DFO,Dhansiri Forest Division,Udalguri and DN Hazarika, Circle Officer,Harisinga Revenue Circle have visited the sites to take necessary action.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tortoise rescued

A huge tortoise was rescued recently near Kalaigaon on September 5. According to information a few villagers found the tortoise weighing 25 KG near a small river in Uttar Bokrajhar village under Kalaigaon police Station. The matter was reported to DFO,Dhansiri Forest Division,Hony.Wildlife Warden,Udalguri and SDPO,Bhergaon Sub- division, Tangla.In the mean time the tortoise was brought to Kalaigaon police station by villagers of Uttar Bokrajhar. A team of forest personnel headed by M Sarma, ACF brought it to Paneri from where it was again taken to Udalguri to be released in Orang National Park.Nature lovers appreciated good work of the villagers for rescuing the tortoise safe.

Teachers' Day celebrated at Paneri with gaiety

Students and teachers of Paneri celebrated Teachers' Day with gaiety at Paneri on September 5 with day long programme. The central programme was organised at Paneri Higher secondary School,well attended by more than thousand students and teachers. 'Banti Prajalon' marked the beginning of days programme in the morning where students and teachers offered respect to legendary scholar Dr.S Radhakrishnan followed by open session which was presided over by senior teacher Upendra Boro. Peter Basumatary, principal,Paneri HS School inaugurated the open session at 11 AM by offering floral tribute to Dr. Radhakrishnan. On the occasion he proudly mention the life and works of the great scholar in whose memory Teachers' Day is being celebrated all over India. Ramani Saharia,founder teacher of Paneri HS School addressed the students and teachers to bring light to old days untold stories. Although now eighty years old,Ramani Saharia still looked young and energetic.His speech was loudly appreciated by all. Jayanta Das,Headmaster of Kalaigaon Girls High School attending the programme as the chief guest was in all praise for the students and teachers of Paneri HSS for their discipline and dedication to duty. He explained about the role of students and teachers in the matter of conservation nature and wildlife. The open session was also addressed by Niladhar Deka (retired principal of Paneri HSS),Bhobo Ram Boro, Charan Brahma and student Jonalee Thakuria etc. The ceremony was also attended by a number of retired teachers who were given a warm welcome by the school.A grand cultural function was arranged on the occasion where students performed traditional folk culture of various ethic groups of Assam. Ramp walking on traditional Bodo culture was nicely presented by students under the guidance of Charan Brahma. Nikhil Dutta anchored the proceeding of the day.