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Battling out the RJ marathon with a soldier's spirit

If you have not tuned in BIG 92.7 FM now you are missing the most happening thing in the city. Guwahati is remaining awake with their idol RJ Mandira to support her in Big RJ Marathon across 35 cities in India. Promoted with an idea to support the athletes at the Beijing Olympics the RJ Marathon is a fact coming true in Guwhahti with RJ Mandira completing 75 hours of continuous RJing that was started off on Friday at 2 pm. Abinav Bindra's individual gold medal in Beijing deserves a standing ovation mean while Guwahati Mandira deserves this for her sportsman spirit. At 70th hour this correspondent interviewed the popular RJ on air. Today Mandira is the name discussed in the common room of colleges, canteens of corporate houses in Guwahati and other professional set ups for unbeatable high energy level.

Speaking to this correspondent a 9-9 work scheduled employee of a publishing house said that it is not at all an easy job to think of this feat and she have prove that the Assamese soul has that bravery to take up any daring challenges. Its not only about energy level but also about the mindset, positive attitude, being firm determined and most importantly linguist rhythmic to entertain people continuously for 92 hours 42minutes. Mandira has all the abilities apart from it an extra will to excel said programming head Uzzal Hazarika. She has proved herself to be a competent with the rest of the country and she is one amongst in the country today said Swapon Sinha, Station Head og Guwahati Big FM. All the colleagues in her office are excited about the feat to be completed tomorrow. Even the security persons excitement is to the extreme point, they said that we always see Madam logging in at 7 am and leaving at 6 pm but these days we have been with her 24x7 and its honour to serve her and be a part of her brave cause. She is battling out the marathon with a soldier's spirit said Monalisha Sultana an ardent BIG FM fan who wish to have 1st glimpse of her favourite RJ Mandira tomorrow while she addresses press and her fans after the feat. Mandira when asked what is the last sentence you have planned to utter she said "Yes, Friends I have done it". "I whole heartedly acknowledged supports of BIG FM family, her parents and of friends of course not to forget you", said Mandira pointing at this correspondent. People have queued with flower bouquets, gifts, fruits and chocolates at the Basanta Enclave near B Barooah College to meet Mandira and go on air with her. Even celebrities and high tech professionals have sent best wishes to Mandira. SMSes are read and phone calls attended even at early morning hours at 3 – 5 am. What so ever it may be it is not a matter of joke to attempt this feat and indeed Mandira will remain Assamese RJ Idol for a long time. Assam Times wishes her all the very best.

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Youth Activist and Social Entrepreneur, Strategic Communicator, Aspiring Parliamentarian Managing Trustee @ Dewan&Sons, Independent Journalist

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Mandira You are our Pride!!!!!!!

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Heat forces schools to remain closed

25 Apr 2014 - 8:54am | AT News

A soaring mercury level has forced the authorities to keep schools and colleges closed in Guwahati.

Kamrup (Metro) district administration has asked all schools and colleges to remain closed on Friday and Saturday because of unprecedented heat.

The Goalpara district administration has also followed the suit asking the schools and college goers to keep at home to get rid of the sweltering heat on Friday and Saturday.

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3 Apr 2010 - 2:08pm | tpsaikia

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Speaking the reporters at Bodofa House in Kokrajhar on Monday, Lawrence Islary general secretary of the students union said that it is a lucky to get a good dancer fro  Assam in the ongoing DID dance competition. He said Proneeta is a daughter of Assam state who lives in Delhi with her father and giving dance performance in the TV show which has been creating good response from citizens.

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