Mahadev Deka Runner Up of Mr Universe being felicitated with a traditional sorai by senior citezen Jyotish Das. The event was orgainsed by Santipur Athletic Club at Santipur, Guwahati on Sunday 13th July 2008.
A heard of wild elephants unleashed a reign of terror in Guwahati where a person died in attack on Saturday.
The incident took place in Panjabari area where a heard of around 20 elephants came down from the nearby hills striking panic button among the people of a weekly market in Batahghuli where one person was trampled to death.
A team of forest guards arrived in the spot which took three hours to drive out the elephants from the human habitat till midnight.
Local residents' in Panjabari have blamed it all on the department for the deepening menace. “We informed the forest department at 2 in the afternoon. But the guards took two hours to reach the spot. Had they arrived in time, the tragic incident would not have taken place,” said Sachin Saikia who managed to escape from the wild elephants as they were in the market.
“This is not for the first time wild elephants came down from the hills in search of food. Last week, we came to see three wild elephants trying to break a wall early in the morning. But they left as they came to hear the huge commotion,” said a housewife in Panjabari.
People Kalaigaon observed 91st birth anniversary of Sudha Kanta Dr.Bhupen Hazarika on September 8.The programme was organized by the Bhupen Hazarika statue committee at Kalaigaon town. Hundreds of people offered floral tribute to the statue of Sudha Kantha since morning 9.A cultural programme on a few of the legendary songs of Bhupen Hazarika titled "Xuror Panchoi" was inaugurated by Biraj Barua,Circle Officer, Kalaigaon Revenue Circle at 10.30 am.Speaking on the occasion,he thanked organizers for erection of the life size statue of Dr.Bhupen Hazarika at Kalaigaon last year in 20016.He also requested all to learn and spread the message of cultural heritage of Assamese society.
DN Hazarika, ADC Udalguri cum SDO (Civil) I/C of Bhergaon sub-division also attended the ceremony as the chief guest. He appealed all to follow the teachings of Bhupenda and to fight all menaces unitedly to save Assam and Assamese society before singing two most popular songs of Dr.Hazarika.Several local artists namely-child singer Mayurdip Kashyap,Tulika Bora etc sang several popular songs of Bhupenda to much delight of people present. Himakshi Das performed patriotic dance in the tune of Bhupen Hazarika.
Several distinguished people namely-Cinoo Barua,Kami Ram Saharia, Mahendra Saikia, Nabin Chandra Boro etc attended the days programme which was anchored by Tarun Azad Deka.Kamal Prasad Sarma offered vote of thanks at the end.