The day on 30th September, 2007 (Sunday) was slightly different for the Assamese as well as well-wishers of Assam, residing in the Millennium city of Gurgaon, New Delhi & Faridabad. Slightly away from the hustles of the mushrooming malls, the community hall at Rail Vihar, Sector-57 was all agog with hundreds of the Assamese community gathered around. The reason was the visit of Revered Xotraadhikaar of Aauniaati Xotro, Dr. Pitambar Dev Goswami. On, arrival, Dr. Goswami was rendered a traditional welcome by the young residents of Gurgaon with ‘Gayan-Bayan’ and chanting of ‘Uruli’. Arround 150 people from Gurgaon, New Delhi & Faridabad participated in the ‘Naam-Proxongo’, which was followed by ‘Negera Naam’, presented by some young residents of Gurgaon. The ladies were also not far behind and actively participated in the ‘Naam-Proxongo’.
The second session began with a cultural evening, which started at around 07:15 PM with the arrival of Chief Guest, Honorable Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Shri Mukundakam Sharma. The ceremony was formally inaugurated with ‘Lighting of Lamps’ by revered Xotraadhikaar Dr. Goswami, Hnorable Chief Justic Shri Sharma and Retired IAS officer Shri Ashok Saikia. Revered Xotraadhikaar Dr. Goswami was felicitated with a traditional ‘Pator Cheleng Chadar’by Honorable justice Shri Sharma and later on Shri Sharma along with Shri Ashok Saikia was felicited with ‘Cheleng Chadar’ by Shri Mridul Bhuyan, President, Assam Association Gurgaon. The felicitation was followed by a lecture about the works of Dr. Pitambar Dev Goswami by Shri Mukundakam Sharma. Revered Xotraadhikaar, Dr. Goswami mesmerized the gathering of about 200 people with an insight in to the ‘Xotrya Traditions of Assamese Culture’. The highlights of the cultural evening was melodious ‘Borgeet’ presented by disciples of Aaauniaati Xotro, Ms. Eepsita Hazarika, Mr. Mridul Mahanta and Natua Nrityo & Chaali Nrityo, presented by the disciples of Aauniaati Xotro. The curtains to the day long programme dropped at around 09:30 PM with ‘Vote of Thanks’ by Shri Mridul Bhuyan, followed by a sumptuous Assamese Dinner comprising of Rice, Daal, Vegetables, ‘Khar’, ‘Masor Tenga Jool’.
A special immunization drive was carried out in Kokrajhar district along with rest of the state by department of Health & Family welfare,government of Assam giving utmost importance and priority to universal immunization programme for children and pregnant women.
Kampa Borgoyary, BTC deputy chief kick start to inaugurate the immunization drive with feeding polio drops to babies in the preence of official and staffs of the Health & Family welfare department at Balajan block hospital on Thursday in Kokrajhar district.Borgoyary, in his addresses said that immunization is very much needed among citizens to get healthy health and situation in the region.
He said that health consciousness and social uplift is very important way to the growth and shape of human society through which citizens could be brought under full immunization. He urged the citizen and guardians to give immunization to all children below two years to protect from nine several other diseases like-TB,Polio,Hepatitis B,Diptheria,Whooping cough,Tetanus,Measles, Japanese Encephalitis and Influenza to make them diseases free and healthy.
It is to be noted that according to National Family HealthSurvey(NFHS) 2016,only 47 percent of our children have received full immunization which implies that a major 53 percent of the children are either left out or not covered under full immaunization programme which is a matter of great concern. It is a special programme to reach the unreached and cover the uncovered,said Borgoyary.
A public meeting in this regard was also organized with Dinesh Chandra Boro,Secretary,BTC in the chair.
“It is a good drive to bring health awareness about immunization.Citizens are getting benefits through this programme.Citizens should participate with positive attitude so that child mortality could be stopped”,Borgoyary said.
The indigenous Students Forum has submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister of Assam Sri Tarun Gogoi through the Deputy Commissioner, Dima Hasao District today (Friday) with a prayer to immediately bifurcate the district of N C Hills with separate Autonomous Councils under Article 244(2) of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India as further delay would only result in increasing the sufferings and exploitation of the Indigenous people.
It is stated in the memorandum that memoranda after memorandum have been submitted and several rounds of talks have been held. But no tangible steps towards the bifurcation of the district have been taken. They argued if the Government can fulfill the illegitimate demand of a section by renaming the ancestral land of the majority non-Dimasas indigenous people, it was beyond their comprehension as to why their constitutional and legitimate demand has not been fulfilled yet or do they also need to shoot trains to make their voices heard.
Further it is mentioned that the Govt of Assam had constituted a GOM (Group of Ministers) to look into the demand of the Indigenous People’s Forum (IPF) way back on the 16th July 2010. However, before holding a single talk with the Indigenous People’s Forum (IPF) , it had to be dissolved again in the wake of Assam Assembly Election in April 2011. And the GOM is yet to be set up after the formation of the new ministry. It has become crystal clear that the Govt was using delay tactics which has led many people loose their faith in democratic and peaceful means to achieve the democratic goal of bifurcation.
In expectation of immediate due response to their constitutional and democratic demand they, The NCHIlls Indigenous Students Forum staged Hunger Strike in front the Deputy Commissioer’s Office, Haflong from 9 am of June 30th to 5 PM of July 1.
17 Aug 2008 - 2:22am | Nanda Kirati Dewan
Devotees in Guwahati celebrated the "Jhulan Puja" marking the day Lord Krishna was put on a cot after his birth in last Jamnastami. On this day baby Lord Krishna becomes 13 month old and he is put on the cot for the 1st time. The week long festival ended today on Bhadra purnima coinciding with Rakshabandhan. Statue of Lord Krishna is put on a cot and moved to and fro singing lullaby.
The main attraction in Guwahati was the Radha Krishna Nepali Mandir Paltan Bazar in the heart of the city where devotees thronged the temple premises. The festival and puja that began on 13th August 2008 witnessed several hundreds devotees in batches mostly in the morning and evening.
Ruplal Sharma Gen Secy. Nepali Mandir Prabanhan Samity told Assam Times that "Jhulan Puja in Nepali Mandir always have witness overwhelming response from the people not only on religious ground but also on reunion of the people from the city." We are happy that the temple being in a city centric place even the busiest commuters find time to worship here. All arrangements for the devotees were made; he added.