Monday, October 30, 2017

Dilapidated school building of Orang Balika ME Bidyapith

Orang Balika ME School in Udalguri district was established in the year 1991 with public donation and support.The school was temporarily run in a house in the premises of Orang Lakhi Mandir.Education department of Assam government took over the school in the year 2013 by according provincial status to it. But unfortunately even after its provincialism the students of the school have been suffering a lot because of lack of own school building.In 2008,Assam Science Technology & Environment Council,Guwahati (ASTEC) granted an Aryabhatta Science Centre in the school for Mazbat block. Since then the school has been coordinating science based activities in Mazbat block.Several students of Mazbat development block have participated in the district and state level science activities.An amount of Rs.4 lakhs had been sanctioned by ASTEC to the science center in 2014 and the science building was build in 2016 at the own land of the school near Orang.The school was shifted to its new site in 2016.But education department of Assam didn't propose to construct a school building even in own land.At present there are more than 96 students in the school with six numbers of teachers,one choukidar and two cooking staff. Dikamaya Devi,Headmistress of the school told this correspondent that students have been suffering a lot in the temporary class room sheds.He said with regret that it was difficult to run classes in rainy days.Without its own building,the school authority was compelled to use the Aryabhatta Science Centre building as the office and store rooms respectively, which has stopped all science activities.The dilapidated state of the class rooms have posed threats to the the students as the school sheds might collapse any time.People of Orang urge BTC and SSA immediately to start constructing class rooms for students.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Dilip Kumar Das new Udalguri Deputy Commissioner

Dilip Kumar Das has joined as the new deputy commissioner of Udalguri district.He took charge from outgoing Udalguri DC Sadhana Hojai on October 24 at 4 pm.He had been working as the Joint Secretary,Revenue and Disaster Management at Dispur prior to his present posting. Sadhana Hojai has been transferred as the principal secretary,Dima Hasao autonomous council at Haflong.A delegation of Udalguri District Journalist Union comprising JK Das,president; D.Barua,secretary,R.Chouhan,office secretary and Tarun Deka,state vice president,AAJU welcomed the new deputy commissioner at his office at Udalguri on October 25.While talking to media,new Udalguri DC said that it would be his first priority to render service to people as soon as possible and would complete works in a time frame as people come to meet deputy commissioner expecting justice as early as possible.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Science model exhibition at Tangla begins

A two day science exhibition has been organized at Tangla from October 23.The science exhibition is organized by Arunodoi Academy,Tangla on the occasion of three day 13th Foundation Day celebration of the school.Bhaben Deuri,Inspector of Schools,Udalguri district formally inaugurated the science cum arts exhibition at 10 am.Speaking on the occasion School Inspector Udalguri district thanked Arunodoi Academy for motivating school students for displaying talents in scientific activities.He expressed happiness to interact with the students participants who were displaying various innovative science models.Talking to students and teachers Deuri said that display of science models prepared by the would help in creating scientific temperament among students community.Two hundred and fifty numbers of students participated in the science model exhibition with one hundred working science models.The inaugural ceremony was attended by Pranabjyoti Das,principal Arunodoi Junior College,Tangla;Napoleon Daimari,principal,Arunodoi Academy,Tangla;Jayanta Das,District Coordinator,Aryabhatta Science Centre,Udalguri;Wildlife biologist Anjan Sangma,journalists-Diganta Sarma,Bapan Sarma,Dhaneswar Rabha,Shajid Khan etc.
Principal of Arunodoi Academy,Tangla also announced the formation of school unit of Scouts and Guides group on the occasion. The Scout and Guides group has been supervised by Bhajan Sarkar,District Commissioner,Scouts and Guide Udalguri district unit under the guidance of Barnabas Purty.Another exhibition of Arts and crafts and wildlife photography was also arranged at the school premises to be continued till October 25.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Diwali used banana trees offered to wild elephants in Udalguri

It was a rainy day on October 20.Some youths were seen picking up thrown away banana trees from each houses or roadsides in the pouring rain to be loaded in a tractor.People thought them to be from some government or tea garden agency doing cleanliness drive.No.They were mistaken.Actually it was the novice idea of a few youths of the locality,who thought it was right moment to combine social work and wildlife conservation at a time.In a very positive development,the youths living in and around Garuajhar village near India-Bhutan in Udalguri district have shown example good works by cleaning of several villages after Diwali celebration on October 20.Defying pouring rain,the youths collected all the thrown away banana trees that had been used during Diwali celebration the previous night to be offered to herds of wild elephants taking shelter in Nonai range of Khalingduar Reserve Forest.The youths shared necessary expenditures from their own pockets for transportation of the banana trees to be transported to the forest at the distance of ten km.When asked Mithu Sarkar ,one of the leading youth told this correspondent yesterday that they always had seen wild elephants roaming in the villages for food."We saw the thrown away banana trees after Diwali celebration causing unhygienic atmosphere in the villages.So we decided to clean our villages and offer the banana trees to wild elephants taking shelter in Khalinguar Reserve Forest near Nonai forest range office", told Mithu Sarkar with pride.It is known that youths namely-Mithu Sarkar,Mahesh Choudhury,Raju Dutta, Niranjan Saikia and Jadab Mandal of Garuajhar village joined hands for the mission.They collected several hundred thrown away banana trees from Garuajhar and Dhorabasti villages to be offered to wild elephants.They also offered bags of salt with banana trees.It needs mentioning that man-elephant conflict has been very critical in Udalguri district with deaths of nearly hundred people and forty five wild elephants during last six years.Wild elephant habitats have been shrinking due to massive deforestation and human encroachment in the forest lands.In such a situation,the activities of the youths have widely been appreciated.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Minor girl rescued at Tangla.Three traffickers nabbed

Security forces successfully rescued a minor girl from illegal young traffickers near Tangla on October 18.Jawans of 37 BN SSB stationed at Nonaikhuti near India-Bhutan international border villages in Udalguri district in association with Assam police personnel of Tangla rescued the minor girl in the nick of time before boarding New Delhi bound trains from Tangla railway station in the evening of October 18.Three young local agents of the trafficking gang namely-Rajesh Kunjur,Vinod Chouhan and Manik Kachari,who had been escorting the girl to New Delhi were apprehended.All the apprehended local youths are in their late twenties.A case (No.140/17/ US 370 (4)IPC ) has been registered and all the accused have been remanded to judicial custody.It needs mention that illegal trafficking of girls and woman has been posing a big challenge in the district since long back.Taking advantage of the backwardness,illiteracy,poverty and unemployment among village people,notorious trafficker gangs operating from New Delhi,Haryana,Kolkata etc have lured a number of local agents in the district in the illicit trade under the very nose of police and administration.The role of political parties including the ruling BPF has been decried by people of the district.The trafficking of girls, woman and children goes unabated because of lack of awareness among villagers and failure of the government to create job prospect or alternative livelihood among people.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Udalguri journalists bid farewell to DC

The members of Udalguri District Journalists’ Union (UDJU) bade farewell to Sadhana Hojai, the Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri district at her office here at Udalguri today in a simple function.The Deputy Commissioner was felicitated by the members with a phulam gamocha,a packet of books and a citation on the occasion.The team was led by R Sapkota,Adviser, Jayanta Kumar Das, President,Dilip Kumar Baruah,Secretary and Rajendra Chouhan,Office secretary respectively of the scribes’ organization.DC Hojai in her speech,expressed her gratitude to all the scribes of the district for their co operation during her four years term in the chair of deputy commissioner of the district.She appealed to the scribes’ body to become people friendly, particularly in the remote border villages by highlighting their sufferings and woes so that the government could take up their problems to meet on priority level.Harakanta Hazarika,the Assistant Director of Sericulture department of the district also felicitated the outgoing deputy commissioner with an Eri Chadar on the occasion.She has been posted as the Principal Secretary of Dima Hasao Council at Haflong while Dilip Kumar Das will join as Deputy Commissioner at Udalguri

Monday, October 16, 2017

Buddhists celebrate Kathina Cibara Danotsav at Paneri

The Buddhist people of Tangla and Paneri celebrated their annual religious event "Kathina Cibara Dana",at Anadhuwa Buddha Vihar Temple near Panery of Udalguri with a two day long programme on October 14 and 15.On the first day eight disciples were given Diksha(Sraman) by Buddha Monk from Duliajam Nandia Bhikku.On the second day a peace rally was organized from the temple premises to Panery.The devotees carrying religious flags and portraits of Buddha chanted “Buddha Dhamma Sangha Ki Jai” in chorus.Earlier in the morning Buddh puja and Sangha Dana was carried out by devotees.In the evening the main event "Kathina Cibara Dana" was held where new robes were offered to the Bhikkhu Sangha,followed by religious meet that congregated for the occasion and prayed for the people of the world.The celebrations were concluded by lighting of candles and sky lanterns in the evening.The devotees expressed their gratitude to the people of Paneri and organizing committee for the successful completion of the event.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Masterminds of 2014 massacre nabbed in Udalguri

In a major breakthrough,Udalguri police and army stationed in Udalguri nabbed two hard core NDFB (S) cadre namely-Johwn Mochahary (30) alias Jaskal Mochahary and Jourwn Daimari (31) at Mazbat area in Udalguri district recently on October 11.According to information,both the accused had been in the most wanted list of National Investigation Agency (NIA) for their involvement in the massacre of Adivasi people in Sonitpur and Udalguri during 2014.According to police both of them had been evading arrest since 2014.It needs mention that JohwnMochahary has been a member of 35 Batch of NDFB (S) and has been a most wanted one by NIA in the Case No.RC-04/2014/NIA-GUW.

EE takes steps to repair computers at Kalaigaon Schools

R.Chandra Nathan,ADGP of Assam Police Radio Organization (APRO),who was deputed as the EE for Kalaigaon HS School and Kalaigaon ME Madrasa School in Udalguri district on October 11 has been thanked by people for taking immediate steps to repair numbers of hibernating computer sets during the ‘Gunotsav’ only due to lack of computer trained persons.The computer sets were non functional for last five years.Heads of both the institutions also failed to make any satisfactory reply to the visiting ADGP of Assam Police.On the other hand,he was shocked to know no records of the quantity of computer sets received by the schools.On seeing the non functional condition of the computer sets ADGP R.Chandra Nathan deputed a team of Assam Police Radio Organization (APRO) to both the schools and the team in his presence promptly repaired the computer sets in both the schools. All the students of both the schools highly appreciated the initiative of the visiting ADGP and expressed deep satisfaction.They also thanked the team of the APRO as now on wards the inquisitive and interested students will be able to use the computer sets. Mention may be made here that the ADGP R Chandra Nathan started his career in Assam Police as the Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of erstwhile Udalguri Sub Division of Darrang district in 1987.During his interaction with the teachers he recalled his days in the locality and described his visit to Kalaigaon as a visit to ‘his own home’.On the other hand, though the government has been providing computer sets to the schools of the state,education department has no arrangements for proper monitoring of the use of the computer sets.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Advance workshop on renewable energy held at Tangla

A two days workshop on advance technology based renewable energy was inaugurated at Arunodoi Junior College,Tangla on October 6.The advance technology based workshop was organized by Arunodoi Junior College and Arunodoi Acaademy,Tangla for school going students of Udalguri district in association with Utkranti NSSC,IIT,Kharagpur.One hundred and fifty numbers of students from various schools of the district participated in the science activities which will continue till October 7.The workshop was conducted by Rajib Ranjan,specialist on Renewable Energy and Embedded System and Avinash Bhat,specialist on Embedded System.
The workshop was inaugurated by Napoleon Daimari,principal,Arunodoi Academy,Tangla at 10 am.It needs mention that this has been the first ever hi tech advance science workshop organized at Tangla for school children.Speaking on the occasion Rajib Ranjan mentioned that ninety four percent of Solar energy had been wasted without any use and it is time people of the world started using Solar or other renewable energies as the sources of petroleum and coal etc would be exhausted by 2040 onward.Several distinguished people namely-Jayanta Das, District Coordinator,Aryabhatta Science Centres (ASTEC), Udalguri;Pranabjyoti Das, principal,Arunodoi Junior College, Tangla etc attended the inaugural session. Students of AA, Tangla namely-Alfred Rabha, Nishanjyoti Das,Chanakya Bhumij,Manasjyoti Boro, Jitumoni Nath,Aayurshree Misra, Meghali Sarania,Labhita Rabha and Nishanta Kashyap have been qualified to participate in the national level science competition,organized by Ministry of Science and Technology to be held in New Delhi in December 2017.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

63rd Wildlife Week observed in Udalguri

The 63rd Wildlife Week was observed at Sahariapara village near Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary on October 4 with day long programme.The programme was organized by Dhansiri Forest Division,Udalguri at Swahid Adarsha ME school.An awareness meeting was held on the occasion at 11 am which was presided over by MK Sarma,DFO,Udalguri.Manohar Sitala teacher of the school in his introductory speech welcomed all before explaining the need for conservation of flora and fauna of the district. DFO Sarma in his presidential address spoke about conservation of biodiversity of Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary with special reference to world famous pygmy hog,leopard wild elephants,peacock and hornbil etc.He requested students and teachers of the locality to plant more and more trees so as to provide shelter to smaller animals and birds.The meeting was also addressed by wildlife activist Jayanta Das,Satya Boro,Range Officer,Khalingduar Reserve Forest;NC Thakuria,Range Officer,Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Khagen Saharia,Headmaster of Swahid Adarsha ME School.An interactive session was held with the students where wildlife experts briefed students on many topics of wildlife conservation and prevailing superstitions causing menace to some animals and birds.A on the spot drawing competition was also arranged for the students and winners were awarded in the meeting.