There is both tears and cheers for the north eastern region when railway minister Mamata Banerjee tabled the Rail Budget for 2009-2010. In her budget proposal, Banerjee announced that Guwahati station will have world class facilities along with 49 others across the station. Besides, Silchar station would be upgraded to a model station. Moreover, she announced 5 new trains for the seven sister states. One from Kamakhya to Puri superfast. This followed by Dibrugarh-Chandigrah express, Guwahati-Cochbeehar, Alipurduar- Guwahati and Dharmanagar-Agartala, Ranchi-Alipurduar-Guwahti apart from Guwahati-Dibrugarh. Moreover, the Guwahati-New Delhi Rajdhani Express frequency has been proposed to be increased increased by one day. But the newly intriduced Non stop trains have not reached the region.
25 Jan 2009 - 2:24pm | editor
Cotton College Women Forum (CCWF) member visite today to Garbhanga villages to see Parijat Academy's outreach children education programme. Four member ( CCWF) visited they are Mrs Nadita Bhattacharjee, President of Cotton College Women Forum, she is current Vice Principal of Cotton College, Mrs Rupali Bhuyan, Secretary of CCWF, she teach Geography in Cotton College, Dr Archana Goswami, member CCWF, she teach Chemistry in Cotton College, Mrs Manisha Sarma, member CCWF, she teach Economic in Cotton College. They ( CCWF member) distribute pictorial chart, exercise books, colour pencils , erasers, pencils, sharpers to the children.
Garbhanga place is 17 kms from Parijat Academy very remote tribal area.
Sonia Gandhi has asked Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to ensure that the Bezbaruah Committee recommendations on the north east in the new NCERT syllabus are implemented.
In a recent letter, Gandhi suggested Gogoi to ensure changes in NCERT syllabus in case the Centre decides to update the syllabus as per the recommendations made by the Bezbaruah panel.
She said that in the event the Centre does not act on the Bezbaruah Committee recommendations, the Congress-governed states in the region should do whatever is possible to implement them within their own states.
Gandhi also urged Gogoi to initiate steps to identify and highlight the contributions of freedom fighters from the region to create an awareness of their contributions within and outside the state.