The 13th edition of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) is going to be held on January 31-February 02, 2013 with discussions among global leaders on resource-efficient growth, climate change and protection of natural resources. The three-day Summit organised by The Energy and Resources Institute’s (TERI) is themed “The Global Challenge of Resource-Efficient Growth and Development”.
Launched in 2001, TERI’s flagship event - DSDS has evolved into aglobal forum where Heads of State, Nobel Laureates, international policymakers, heads of multilateral institutions and corporate bodies, celebrities, youth and concerned citizens converge to discuss globally-relevant issues.
Mubina Akhtar, an independent journalist and conservation activist from Assam has been invited to the Summit.
A handy book comprising a number of articles on various socio-political issues of Assam was released at Guwahati Press Club on Tuesday afternoon. Written and published by social activist Nilambar Gogoi, the book titled Aami Vote Dim Kaak (whom we will vote for) was released by advocate Shantanu Barthakur.
In his address, Barthakur appreciated the effort of Gogoi to collect the published articles in local newspapers for the readers. He also emphasized on exhausted debates over various burning issue relating to Assam, such that the electorate can make a decision in the polls. Printed at Paahi Offset Press of Moranhaat, the book is priced at rupees 50 only. The meeting was also graced by KMSS leaders Kamal Medhi, Bedanta Laskar, Lo-Tun Shyamgohain with journalist Nava Thakuria and others.
Chief minister Tarun Gogoi asserted that Narendra Modi will have hardly any impact in the next Lok Sabha polls in Assam.
Talking to reporters in the sidelines of a function in Guwahati on Sunday, Gogoi said that the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate has little contribution for the state and that he and his party have nothing to be worried. He further said that AGP is never a factor for the Congress in the general elections.
Notably Gogoi on Saturday called Modi a challenge for the ruling party and in the same breath, he told media that his party would be able to put up a good performance in the Lok Sabha polls.
Under the aegis of 16 Dogra Regiment as a part of Operation Sadbhavana of Indian Army a 15 days tour has been organized and Haflong Brigade of the Red Shield Division flagged off the tour today(Thursday) from Haflong.
The tour group comprises of 20 youths from different communities including school teachers and students. The tour group will visit places of historical importance in Delhi and Dehradun apart from premier military establishment.
The tour was flagged off by Brigadier, Ashim Kohli, Commander of Haflong Brigade, who in his speech highlighted the strong bond between the Army and people of Dima Hasao as also impressed upon the participants of the tour about great educational and learning value that they will experience during the tour. The Deputy Commissioner, Dioma Hasao, Sri Dilip Borthahur was also present in flagging off ceremony.