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Sagnik brings laurel to Hojai

Sagnik Bainik has  brought laurels for Hojai and  his school as he is able to register his name as first time State Topper from Don Bosco High School Hojai. He has secured tenth(10th) rank in the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) 2019 examination the results of which have been announced on Wednesday. Sagnik is the son of Samir Kumar Bainik and Suparna Bainik resident of Gobindapally in Hojai. He has secured 583 marks out of 600 and letters in all the subjects. Talking to Assam Times, Sagnik said he use to study with consistency for 8 to 9 hours daily and  also use to take break in between studies for refreshment to play cricket. He will pursue his further studies in Science stream from Hojai and wants to become a good Doctor, who can work for the welfare of the society.

As per Sagnik their is much scarcity of good Doctors in comparison to number of patients.  Father Michael Bistis, Principal of Don Bosco High School praised Sagnik for his marvellous performance in HSLC examination 2019. He asserted Sagnik Bainik is first student to bring laurels for school and has cracked the pages in history of Don Bosco High School, Hojai since its inception in the year 1971."This is the reward of hard work, sincerity of Sagnik, his parents and team work of all school teachers", Bistis said.He further said by blessings of God and hard labour of school teachers our schools result is 100% comprising of 23 students secured distinction, 27 students secured starmarks, 49 students first division, 14 students second division and 5 students third division. His parents,father Eldin, Sister Anita, school teachers Gopi Kanta Das, Debotosh Sarkar, Aprajeeta Chakraborty, Sujit Debnath, Jenni Dellar, Helen Dhar, Nitish Dayal, Jyotirimo Dey, Gauri Burma Saha,Sumita Dey, Peter Amalraj and people of Hojai District are very happy on Sagnik's success.

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Bonhomie message on festive occasion

11 Jan 2018 - 11:42am | Akshaya Pranab Kalita

NAMRUP: A tiny hamlet in Dibrugarh district dresses afresh to celebrate the Magh Bihu. Around 1500 people in this historic Rangshuwa Bordubi village in  Tingkhong area, have stood united to celebrate the much vaunted annual festival with a simple message: We Are the Same Boat Brothers, a Pol Robson song which still sticks to the lips of millions of people in Assam after it emerged from the bariton voice of Dr Bhupen Hazarika in native version.    

 

For the last fortnight, around 100 people—old and young are busy with erecting a huge boat of bamboo and stuble structure in the name of a Bhelaghar (make shift house meant for Uruka feasting) to spread the message of brotherhood and bonhomie on this auspecious occasion.

“With this attempt we want to spread the message of unity. Bhupen-da died. But what he tried to tell with the Assamese version of the great song still living in the hearts of millions of the people. We want to tell the world on this occasion,” said a villager who has been taking the lead.

“Bihu is an occasion to strengthen the bond beyond castes and  creeds. Let it unite the people of all walks of life,” said another villager.

A local lady who is prepararing the traditional sweets to serve her nears and dears on the occasion said,” we the simple villagers have decided to make it a huge occasion to spread this unique message at a time when unrest, intolerance threaten to break the age old unity. Eating and merry making is not the sole aim of this occasion. Let us feel the inner strength of this festival.”

She said,”we do vow to keep the culture and tradition intact in this annual harvest festival. Our sweets include sweets of coconut and pastries apart from the sticky rice in the bamboo tube.”

The two days occasion is starting on Saturday with a community feasting at night where the make shift house would be set afire after the end of the feasting.

On Sunday wee hours the folks are liting up the Meji, a huge bamboo and wooden structure to offer puja to the fire god. This would be followed by cultural shows and taditional games and sports.   

 

 

Poor people in rich Assam

1 Jan 2014 - 1:54pm | Bg Gogoi

Its sounds strange. But the people are least bothered. Sixty six years have passed since India gained independence. During this six and a half decades, the country progressed on many fronts. But the independence seems to have failed to address the millions of poor lots. They are still remaining starved and half starved.

The government statistics claimed to have made notable progress in alleviating poverty, sharp increase in GDP and what not. But the real picture brings out the grim reality which does not allow those people in power to escape the responsibility. Take the example of Assam. The state has still 101.27 lakh people languishing in dire penury. According to the planning commission’s poverty estimate, the oil and tea rich state has the 12-th highest number of people in the country. The survey conducted in 2011-2012 reveals that Assam’s BPL population is 31.98 per cent. The figure is said to be better compared to 2009-2010 when the number of BPL people in the state was 116.4 lakh. Assam has 92.06 lakh people in the rural areas while 9.21 lakh people hail from urban areas.

But there is no dearth of schemes to uplift these people in poverty. If it so happens, then  why these figures have left the state disappointed. It suggests failure of the government to properly implement these schemes. If agriculture is the backbone of the state’s economy, then the performance on this front is deplorable. The widespread practice of traditional farming techniques is yet to be replaced. The much-hyped schemes have yet to reach the farmers in the state where agriculture is staple means of livelihood for 75 per cent people, where 69 percent of workforce is concentrated on cultivation.

Why only an area 27.24 lakh hectares are allowed for cultivation out of gross 39.83 lakh hectares area even after the existence of a heavily manned agriculture department? There is hardly any mechanism to promote the sector. The cultivators are in the crying need for funds to boost production. But of no avail. They grow rice, fruits and vegetables. But only to reach the buyers through the middlemen. Thus they are deprived of their benefits. The government speaks of schemes to bring boomtime in this sector to tide over a particular period of stress and strain. But even after a temporary relief, the announcement and initiatives remain in file.    

Both Delhi and Dispur claimed to have done a lot. On many occasions, the government claimed a sharp increase in the per capita expenditure during the last 12 years. The state’s monthly per capita expenditure as per mixed reference period for 2011-12 is Rs 1,056.98 in rural areas. The figure in the urban areas is Rs 2,090.18. The government has hardly any point to feel comfort. Both the figures are much lower than national  averages. The figure stands at Rs 1287.17 in the rural India while in the urban area the per capita expenditure is Rs 2477.02.

Industry is the second largest sector that can boost the economy. But the progress is at a snail’s pace. Barring the oil and gas PSUs, others are battling for life in the absence of proper care and attention. Take the example of jute mills, textile ad yarn mills, silk mill-----facing closure because of infrascture bottleneck and utter mismanagement practice.

If agriculture and industry sectors are vital for economy, then how Assam will see the light of a healthy state. Will this ailing sector help the state alleviate poverty riding piggyback on a booming economy?   

Daoharu Mungkhlong Trophy: FCI in final

15 Oct 2014 - 6:06pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Food Corporation of India(FCI) Sports Club from Guwahati will take on Guwahati ASEB in the Daoharu Mungkhlong Trophy final match slated for October 18 in Kokrajhar.

Guwahati FCI sailed to the final after defeating Assam Rhino from Tezpur in the last semi final by 5-4 goals via tie-breaker shots at Dotma DASA ground on Wednesday.

Both teams tried to score goals. But to no avail forcing the tie breaker option where FCI defeated Assam Rhino by 5-4 goals.