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Hepatitis B and C screening camp at GuwahatiPress Club

Guwahati: Dr Rela Institute & MedicalCentre, Chennai has organized a daylong Hepatitis B and C screening camp atGuwahati Press Club on 9 September 2019 (11 am to 3 pm). Subsequentexpert opinions by consultant hepatologists from the multi-speciality hospital (with necessary privacy) will also be made available for those participants on 14 September (11 am to 3 pm), who test positive for the disease. Currently, chronic Hepatitis B and C are themajor burden of the liver diseases in India which eventually lead tocirrhosis of the liver and hepatocellular carcinoma.

However, a simple screening test can provide anopportunity to treat the disease and to identify patients, who are atrisk of hepatocellular carcinoma. For the person, diagnosed negative for Hepatitis B can be protected by giving propervaccines.

The initiative of Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre, which can be termed as an importantexample of social healthcare initiatives, isexpected to benefit member-journalists of the press club innortheast India to fight against Hepatitis B and C.

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Kaziranga in rock and roll as jumbo fest begins

9 Feb 2009 - 1:43pm | editor
Kaziranga National Park is agog with festivity as the 7th elephant festival begins on Monday.

The four day long event will be formally inaugurated by forest and tourism minister Rockybul Hussain on Tuesday at a glittering function inside the park.
The Kaziranga Marathon will mark the beginning of the festival and this would be followed by the opening of a fair by Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Chandan Brahma.

The focus of attention on Tuesday will be a cultural procession. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is scheduled to attend the jumbo festival. Several experts will deliberate on the man-elephant festival in a series of seminars and group discussions.

Women entrepreneurs of Assam got recognition

5 Nov 2010 - 3:20am | Abdul Gani

Meghalee Bora and Manomoti Kakoti Barman made Assam proud when they received Special Recognition Award from the president of India for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in New Delhi. These two women entrepreneurs have done significant works in their respective field of food processing for more than a decade. They were recently felicitated by North Eastern Regional Agriculture Marketing Corporation (NERAMAC).


Meghalee Bora, proprietor of Meghalee Food Products in Jorhat, has been working for the last decade to produce locally made food items like pickle and various species. While Manomati Kakati Barman who owns Shri Ganesh Food Products in Guwahati also been involved with the entrepreneurship for several years.


An elated Meghalee Bora after being felicitated said, “I’m very glad to receive the award and happy that NERAMAC has felicitated our efforts. I would like to dedicate this award to my father. He always encouraged us to be honest and dedicative towards our work.”


Meghalee Bora’s mission was started in the year 1997 with mere Rs 500 and at present she has a return of around Rs 1 lakh per month. The lady employs 17 local women in her factory and thinking to create more job opportunities.


“I started to produce food products in 1997 with an investment of Rs 500. And today where I stand is the outcome of my hard work and dedication. At present 17 women work in Meghalee Food Products and I’m looking forward to give more opportunities to local girls so that they can become self-dependent,” said Bora.


She also thanked NERAMAC for helping them in marketing the products in a great way and appealed people to give more importance to locally produced items. “The NERAMAC has helped us in marketing our products in various places. I would like to request to the people to use local products. It will be helpful in everyway,” she further added.


NERAMAC helped them by showcasing their products in various national and international exhibitions and fairs like in Thailand and Vietnam. In a recent international programme of India Pack 2010 at Mumbai, NERAMAC took 16 entrepreneurs from eight states of the northeast to showcase their product ranges to give them a facelift.


Manomati Kakati Barman another award winning entrepreneur, who also provides training of food processing, expressed her satisfaction at her mission. “I always wanted to do something. It is the outcome of my tremendous hard work for the last decade. I hope that such recognitions would help us and others to move ahead,” said Barman.


NERAMAC is a Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Government of India, whose objective is to help processing units market their products.

Sanjay Singh's effigy burnt

28 Jan 2014 - 11:54pm | SK Hasan

Protesting the candidature of Sanjay Singh in the Rajya Sobha seat from Assam, Nazira sub-divisional and regional units of All Assam Student Union burnt the effigy of the state president of Congress(I)  Bhuveneshwar kalita and Sanjay Singh. Burning the effigies AASU activities shouted  slogans against the state govt. and Congress party.