Guwahati: On the eve of Rongali Bihu, the festival of joy & fervor, Guwahati Press Club in association with MMCH, Panbazar has organized a free media OPD clinic on 10 April 2019 at its premises, where the participants will get the opportunity to screen their lipid profile, RFT, LFT, RBS in blood.
The reports will be available next day at the press club office. Member-journalists are requested to arrive at 11 am to join the camp, which will continue till 1 pm on Wednesday
With the mission to spread the message of love, peace, amity, brotherhood, communal harmony a “Shanti Sadbhabna Cycle Yatra” from Kokrajhar Assam to Kashmir organized by the Sarva Seva Sangh (All India Sarvodaya Mandal) in association with many Gandhian and like-minded organizations’ yatra kick off today.
Kampa Borgoyry Deputy Chief BTC, forest and tourism department incharge flagged off the Gandhian Cycle rally for peace.
Chandan pal joint convenor of the Shanti Sadbhabna Cycle Yatra said that nearly 60 days long cycle rally has started from Kokrajhar to Kashmir on Saturday 3rd September to till October 2016.
“We aim to spread the message of peace The purpose of the cycle yatra is to appeal to the common people, political leaders not to discriminate any one irrespective of caste, creed, religion sects etc and work for a society where there will be equality, amity, brotherhood, friendship, communal harmony and to aware the people in the name of development modernity how destruction of jal, jangal, jamin, Khanij is going on which will ultimately affect our development and ecology” he mentioned.
He said that 20 young boys and girls from different communities (Bodo, Muslim, Rava, Rajbongshi, Miching, Bengali and Assamese) have turned up on peace bi-cycles rally.
Pal said that the yatra will be cover 8 states i.e., Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, UP, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Jammu-Kashmir
He said that the cycle rally team will be meeting President and Vice president of India and also appeal to people to make a society free from intoxication, drugs etc.
Radha Batta secretary of the organizer said that after eruption of violence in Bodo area of Assam in 2012, Gandhian’s from all over the country reached there for establishing peace and this works is going on for about four years now. We have taken several steps and working with various communities to bring back peace and understanding. In all these efforts were glad to receive immense support and cooperation from local public, different communities, organizations, local government, educational institutional. The sangh seeks communal harmony and peace among the different communities living in the region.
She also calls upon the all militants group in northeast to come forward for peace dialogue with Govt. of India to make permanent solution and through violence never bring solution.
On January 9, on the occasion of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, PM Manmohan Singh expressed the hope that Indians living abroad would be able to vote in the next general elections. Responding to the frequent plea for voting rights to non-resident Indians, most recently made by members of his global advisory council for overseas Indians, Dr. Singh termed the desire legitimate.
He said of the ongoing work on this issue and sincerely hoped that non-resident Indians will get a chance to vote by the time of the next regular general elections. In fact, he assured to go a step further and asked why more overseas Indians should not return home to join politics and public life as they are increasingly doing in business and academia.
The Government of Assam can work on similar lines. Voting provisions for non-resident Assamese should be made available. Not only to those who stay abroad, the Assamese staying in different parts of the country should be provided provisions to vote in elections with the use of Information Technology. In this era of Internet, when the world is inter-connected, voting through a website especially designed and equipped for non-resident Assamese votes should be launched during election times. As it is, the illegal migrant vote-bank is increasing by leaps and bounds in Assam. On the other hand, the number of voters in the middle-class section of the society is dwindling. Numerous youths of thousands of Assamese families are working in different cities of the country or studying (necessarily or unnecessarily) in Delhi, Bangalore etc. That way, a huge chunk of voters is wasted. This resource should not be wasted and the state government should tap and channelize it through Information Technology.
Also, hundreds and thousands of students and professionals who migrate to the city of Guwahati from their home towns and villages in Assam donot travel to their respective homes to vote on the day of election. Not that they don’t want to cast their vote, but because of a single day holiday, it is not feasible to take a leave of three days (to and fro and the day of election included). The government should chalk out means to rope in the votes of the literate and educated section of the society who are on the move owing to work or study.
Security forces n Monday claimed to have captured 11 more dreaded NDFB(S) militants involved in the recent Adivasi massacre in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts.
The huge achievement took place in Chirang district where a huge cache of arms and ammunitions were also recovered from their possession.
The rebels including an IED expert were captured from Panbari area in the BTAD district. They were identified as Hokom Boro, Upendra Nath, Raton Bengali, Namal Basumatary, Sanjay Goyari, Ulla Basumatary, Raju Boro, Konin Basumatary, Prakash Narzary alias Gahen and Ranjan Basumatary alias Kipihungla and Deven Goyari,
The arms and ammunition include two improvised explosive devices (IED), nine detonators, two 7.65 mm pistols, ten rounds of 7.65 mm ammunition, five rounds of 7.62 mm pistol ammunition and a packet of ball bearings. Defence sources claimed Goyari to be an IED expert.