26 Oct 2007 - 2:38pm | pbaruah
The Assam government on Friday talked to the All Assam Students’ Union leaders in Dispur before clearing the modalities to update the National Registrar of Citizens (NRC).
Speaking to Assam Times, officials here say chaired by principal secretary with home and political department, the meeting was attended by AASU adviser Dr Samuzzal Bhattacharjee, president Sankar Prasad Ray and General secretary Tapan Kumar Gogoi and other top ranked leaders.
The students’ body has already submitted its proposals before Dispur anmd Delhi citing the acceptable modalities for updating the NRC.
An all party meeting gave the government go-ahead to draft the modalities to update the NRC with 1971 as the cut off year and the Assam Accord implementation department has completed the draft.
After being cleared, the department will hand over the draft to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on October 31 for his needful action.
Notably, the government is working out the decision to update NRC taken at the tripartite meeting in New Delhi on May 5, 2005 in presence of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh
Indian Navy has launched a Publicity Drive in the North east to build up awareness amongst the students and youth about various career opportunities available in Navy. As a part of the Publicity Drive, an Awarenss Programme was held at Handique Girls' College which was jointly organised in collaboration with the Career Guidance and Placement Cell of Handique Girls' College and APPOCCUS (Association of Past and Present Office Bearers of Cotton College Union Society). LieutenantCommander Saumar Jyoti Bhuyan who was deputed to the North east for co-ordinating the Publicity Drive explained in detail about the various oportunities that exists for entry into the Naval Force. He gave many valuable tips and suggestions for developing the necessary skill and knowledge base for successfull appearing in the recruitment drive conducted by Indian Navy. A large number of students including students from Cotton College took part in the Awareness Programme.
Nabajit Dutta, Convenor of the Career Guidance and Placement Cell of Handique Girls' College offered the vote of thanks and asked the students to circulate the information and knowledge acquired through the programme for the benifit of the youth of the region. Jagdish Dutta, General Secretary, APPOCCUS co-ordinated the programme. The awareness programme will be continued in several other places of the NE region.
In a move that can change the political equation in BTAD senior BPF leader Ranjit Kherkhatari formally joined the United People's Party with many supporters at a programme at Salbari in Baksa on Tuesday.
UPP vice president and BTC member Rwngwra Narzary welcomed the former BTC member from 21-Salbari constituency and his supporters.