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.
The conscious citizen of Dima Hasao while criticizing the Government for its utter failure to fill up more than 240 posts of Government officials in 24 departments in the district, appealed not to consider the district of Dima Hasao as the place of punishment posting or a dumping ground of inefficient officials.
Most of the important departments like PWD, PHE, Social Welfare, and Education etc. are running without the head of the department. Even the post of Deputy Secretary in the Autonomous Council is lying vacant for a long time. All the four blocks out of five, are running with BDO in charge that too Junior Engineers etc. It is really matter grave concern of the people of Dima Hasao that Dispur never pay any heed to their appeal and for the people
There has been a common saying ‘people are not willing to come to this district for the reasons best known to them only’ but there have been plenty of examples that once the people come to this district never want to get transferred from this district. Many of government officials are holding as many as three posts at a time. Even the principal of the Haflong Govt. College is not a full-fledged for a long time. There are also some officers who have been here for than 15 to 20 years and never being transferred as they blessed by Dispur. People argued if the people are not willing to come then why some officials are reluctant to get transferred from this district.
Earlier, there have been common pleas—insurgency, bad road etc. but even after the return of peace following the surrender of DHD(J) the government has failed to send officials in various developmental departments resulting to sufferings of poor and innocent people of the district.
Meanwhile, the chief executive member, Dima Hasao Autonomous Council Sri Debojeet Thaosen apprised the Chief Secretary, Govt of Assam, Sri Naba Kumar Das during his visit to Haflong recently about the shortage of government full-fledged officials in the district and requested him to consider the matter as early as possible. It is learnt that Sri Das, during his visit to Haflong on the occasion of Golden Jubilee of Haflong Government College inspected the college campus and realized the poor infrastructural condition of the Haflong Govt College.
BJP on Tuesday came down heavily on the government for the escalating violence in Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri district where 25 people were killed and 500 families have been displaced. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday, party spokesman Nirmala Sitharaman said that the violence is communal and that the prime minister should immediately issue a statement. She further called it is a problem of illegal migrants. According to her, “Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was trying hard not to call the violence communal but we know it is so as informed by our team vising the state,”. Meanwhile, a special home ministry team will be rushed to Assam to assess the security situation.
The All Assam Minority Student Union (AAMSU) irked over the state government's budget placed by Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during ongoing budget session of Assam Legislative Assembly on July 26 last.
Expressing dissatisfied with the budget plan, hundreds AAMSU activists and citizens burnt effigies of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Finance Minster Himanta Biswa Sarma today at Joypur along the JD Road in Kokrajhar.
Student activists with banner, placards shouted slogans against government and demanded early people's welfare budget for the state, besides termed budget was anti people because it couldn't established state's growth and welfare, specially Minority community has been deprived from the budget place.
Anowar Hussain, president of Kokrajhar district AAMSU said the budget placed for the 2016-17 was not acceptable for the a section of community in the stste, specially minority community have been deprived from this plan.
'There was nothing special schemes or plan have included for minority community in the budget. It was unfortunate for the community that state budget has been declining to provide development welfare fund in the state', he said adding that government should withdraw it's budget plan so that equal development and distribution could be availed in the state.