Jim Ankan Deka, becomes the first Assamese to open a music institution and a production house in Bangalore, India. Eastern Fare Music Foundation had its origination in 2007. Presently the foundation has six institutions and two recording studios. While Jim is the proprietor, two of his friends Mr Anand PM from Kerala and Miss Parmita Borah from Assam help him in running the show. So far the institution has over 400 students with six full and part time teachers. They teach mainly Guitar, Keyboard and Piano in Western Classical Style. Their students sit for Trinity exams.
Jim Ankan Deka is the son of the celebrated Assamese litterateur and economist Late Bhabananda Deka and poet Nalini Prabha Deka. Jim has been composing and arranging Music since his childhood. So far he has arranged music for various Films, Music Albums, Jingles, Video Games, Documentaries and TV Series in an array of languages including Assamese, Hindi, English, Kannada, Nagamese and Mizo. He has had a stint with "Goalporia Folk Songs" as well. He has nine albums till date and is working on three albums in Kannada, English and Assamese language.
Eastern Fare Studio has been helping the upcoming bands with the recording and promotion. They have two four piece and five piece bands in Bangalore consist of students of Eastern Fare who play retro and classic rock music in different clubs and resorts. Jim Ankan himself has a band named 'Veenar' with the renowned Kannada musician Suchethan Rangaswami who are working on their debut album to be released in November this year.
Demanding expeditious and quick settlement of the Dimaraji issue, hundreds of people from Maibang Sub-Division organized by the All Dimasa Students’ Union (ADSU), Dimasa People’s Council and Dimaraji Revival Demand Committee staged sit-in-demonstration in front the Office of the Sub-Divisional Officer Civil) from 11 AM to 2 PM today.
Deeply concern over the ultimatum stating a deadline on October 2, reported to have been given by the D.H.D. for settlement of their demand for a Separate State named Dimaraji, else to go back to jungle to take up arms in the hands, all the organizations like the All Dimasa Students’ Union (ADSU), Dimasa People’s Council and Dimaraji Revival Demand Committee submitted a memorandum to the Union Home Minister, Govt of India through the Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil) Sri R. K.Laskar.
The memorandum stated that it had been a happy occasion on the part of the civil society to greet the signing of the Cease-Fire Agreement by the D.H.D. with the Govt. of India in 2003 by responding and honouring the public opinion to adjure violence and that a Peace Process has thereafter been initiated by the Govt. in order to arrive at settlement.
The talks took place times and again but no solution would seen to be in sight allegedly due to the dilly dallying policy adopted by the Govt.
The appointment of Sri P.C. Halder by the Govt. of India an Interlocutor for taking up the issue with the D.H.D. could do little to thresh out the tangle and about the Cabinet Sub-Committee under the Chairmanship of Sri Bhumidhar Barman, Minister of Assam constituted by the Govt. of Assam, it was less said the better. This has apparently turn to an act in contrary to the expectation of the D.H.D youth now under cease-fire, giving them a good ground to fill themselves to be beguiled............. a set in which the Government, perhaps, can not shirk to own their responsibility.In their considered view the D.H.D. youths have excellently held their patients by abiding the Ground Rules and remaining confined to the four boundaries of their camps for long eight years, but it may not perhaps, be advisable to keep them confined for uncertain period in uncertainty an confusion, specially in consideration of their youthful age when youths were usually adventurous. The Ultimatum given by the D.H.D. setting a Deadline and the threat to go back to jungle to take up arms in their hands, in the event of their demands was not honourably settled within the deadline was indeed a matter of great concern to both the Government and the civil society. It was apprehended that they will become more dreadful this time and may resort to striking frantically causing horrors ever more then before. Besides, the breaking of cease-fire agreement would not only jeopardize the ongoing peace process with the D.H.D. but also lead to create adverse impact on other militant outfits of the North-East, now under cease-fire, complicating the entire peace process either to undertake by the Government ease off the ills of the North-East as many of the outfits of other groups may also be lost their faith in prolongation their discussion with the Government.
Under the circumstances, they therefore humbly appealed to him through this Memorandum to be so kind as to take early action as he would deem fit and proper for honourable solution of this long landing problems in the best interest of the welfare of the tormented people of the proposed Dimaraji, the most and ever neglected part of Assam.
The Golaghat district unit of All Assam Students Union today demanded arrest and suspension of Additional Deputy Commissioner of Golaghat Krishna Barua and Bhodo Chutia, the Gaon Bura (Village Head) of Gorbasti village of Merapani for their alleged role in paying a sum of Rs. 4400/- as land revenue to Chairman of Mikirang Village Council of Nagaland.
In a press meet held today, Monowar Hussain, central executive committee member of AASU alleged that the last year standoff between the Assam and Nagaland over the 250 Bighas of arable land of Gorbasti area of Merapani had been settled by paying land revenue to Nagaland administration and thereby accepting Nagaland’s dominion over the said plot of land. He also showed copy of the resolution of the meeting dated 22nd July between the Mikirang Village Council of Nagaland and Gaon Bura of Gorbasti held at the office of the Addl. Deputy Commissioner of Bhandari district whereby it was resolved that the farmers of the Gorbasti area shall have to pay the yearly Khazana (Land Revenue) within the month of April every year and the farmers who failed to pay the yearly Khazana within the stipulated time shall not be allowed to cultivate.
Hussain said that it was the result of the reckless behavior of the state government towards the border issue that a Gaon Bura with the help of the Addl. Deputy Commissioner Krishna Barua can dare to do such act. The state government is not at all serious about the border issue and that is why at the time when Nagaland has appointed four Border Magistrates for A, B, C and D sector, the Assam government has wrapped its responsibility by appointing only two Border Magistrates for the four sectors. The payment of Khazana to Bhandari district administration is just like handing over of land to Bangladesh by the government, Hussain said. The student body also threatened to intensify stir if actions were not taken against the ADC and the Gaon Bura.
On the other hand, Golaghat district administration denied the involvement of any of its officer in paying land revenue to the Nagaland Government. Juile Sonowal, Deputy Commissioner of Golaghat said that the administration already issued show cause notice to the Gaon Bura and demanded a reply within five days. As far as the cultivation in the Gorbasti area is concerned, which was stopped after criminals from Nagaland allegedly abducted, thrashed and later released seven villagers on August 8th, the district administration after consulation with the neutral force stationed in Merapani wil provide adequate security to them.
Meanwhile, the Golaghat district unit of Asom Gana Parishad burned the effigies of PWD Minister Ajanta Neog and Addl. Deputy Commissioner Krishna Barua for alleged payment of land revenue to the Nagaland Government.
For the benefit of mentally retarded persons an awareness camp cum workshop on mental health is going to be held at the Officers Club of Sivasagar on June 22. Deputy commissioner of Sivasagar will inaugurate the event. Doctors from Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh and Lukopriyo Gupinath Bordoloi Memorial Psychiatric Hospital, Tejpur will attend and examine the patients. The organizer, Human Welfare society requests all interested persons to contact at: 9435132423, 9435679896.