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Rajendra Narzary passes away

Kokrajhar: Former BTC member of council legislative assembly (MCLA)  Rajendra Narzary passes away on Sunday around 2.30 pm at a private hospital in Guwahati.

He was in his 50s.

He leaves behind wife Ajanta Narzary, a school teacher, two sons.

His body is being brought to his native place in Gossaigaon.

He last rites will be performed tomorrow.

Narzary also served as president of Gossaigaon unit All Bodo Students Union(Absu).

He was also associated with several organization in the area.

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No pact with AGP: BJP

25 Jan 2014 - 7:02pm | AT News

There seems to be hardly any possibility of pact between AGP and BJP for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

State BJP leadership have categorically denied any move for an alliance with AGP after they discussed it in a crucial meeting in Tezpur.

State BJP president Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said that the party would go it alone in the general elections. The meeting was attended by senior leader SS Ahluwaliah along with Sarbananda Sonowal, Rajen Gohain, Bijoya Chakravartty.

Hours before it AGP president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said that the party was prepared to fight it alone in the general elections.

VHAA welcomes move to make South Asia tobacco free by 2030

8 Feb 2016 - 7:05pm | AT News

Voluntary Health Association of Assam (VHAA) has welcomed the Dhaka Declaration on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) action in South Asia which has endorsed initiative to make South Asia tobacco free by 2030.

“We welcome India’s decision to endorse the Dhaka Declaration to make South Asia tobacco-free by 2030. It is also indeed very commendable and significant that Indian Legislators are also leading from the front in the context of tobacco control. The Hon. Speaker of Lok Sabha,Sumitra Mahajan has reiterated India’s commitment in the war against the tobacco epidemic, including India's new warning labels," said Ruchira Neog, Executive Secretary Voluntary Health Association of Assam.

The Dhaka declaration which was taken during the South Asian Speakers’ Summit on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) held at the Bangladesh capital on January 30 and 31, 2016, stated “We recognize that a tobacco-free South Asia by 2030 is important to ensuring health and wellbeing of the people of the region. As Speakers of Parliament in the region, we see the value of meeting on a regular basis to share experiences and best practices, as well as to review progress on the implementation of the SDGs.”

Speakers of Parliament from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka, gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 30 and 31 January 2016 for the South Asian Speakers’ Summit on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

In South Asia, tobacco is the leading cause of non-communicable diseases, which in South Asia kills 1.5 million people annually of which 1 million in India.  South Asian Parliament speakers have agreed to prioritize tobacco control policies – in particular, those of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), in their efforts to meet the SDGs and to achieve a tobacco-free South Asia by 2030.

India will host the second meeting of South Asian Speakers’ Forum in 2017.

Hon. Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, attended the event and chaired a session on “The role of parliaments in implementing the SDGs.” 

Voluntary Health Association of Assam, a premier non-profit organization working in the field of public health.

For the last few years VHAA has been working concertedly on the issue of tobacco control both through direct intervention initiatives and activities towards making smoke free districts and tobacco free educational institutions, as well as through high level advocacy and campaigning for policy level changes towards tobacco control.


Photography workshop concludes

22 Jul 2018 - 10:31pm | Akshaya Pranab Kalita

NAMRUP: In a bid to hone the skills of budding photographers a two day long photography workshop concluded here in Namrup BVFCL officers club on Sunday. The workshop organised by Twinkle Weddings team was attended by around 40 participants which was graced as resource person by Senior Photographer , and General Secretary of All Assam Photography Association,Ashwini Barkataki .The workshop was conducted with an aim of tapping the talent of the   upcoming generation in the field. The participants were also presented with certificates of participation .The participants of the workshop also expressed their gratitude towards the organizers.