Hojai:- Thousands of devotees thronged temples in Hojai as Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Shree Krishna, was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety on Monday.Devotees in large numbers thronged Lord Krishna temples across Hojai including Laxminarayan Temple, Shiv Bari Krishna Temple, Sri Sri Radha Bollb Jeu in Bishnupally and at Durga mandir from early morning.Special arrangements were in place for the morning puja. Many devotees observed fast and sought the blessings of Lord Krishna.On the other hand, At Geeta Asharam under the aegis of Vishwa Hindu Parishad Shree Shree Krishna Janamashtami Utsav was organised with day long religious activities.Also, traditional procession along with a Krishna Radha tableau with musicial hymns was taken in the town from laxminarayan temple to geeta asharam campus where large number of devotees participated.
Are you interested in how digital technology can enhance rights advocacy? Then you might want to know about Tactical Tech's new project, 10 tactics for turning information into action.
A documentary with a difference: 10 tactics is a 50-minute documentary film that explores the use of technology and social media platforms such as Google Earth, Twitter and Facebook for human rights advocacy in the developing world. It presents ten strategies for turning information into action and is aimed at global human rights advocates, as well as campaigners of all kinds. To complement the film, there are 15 fold-out cards – filled with tools tips and advice – for campaigners to work through as they plan their own info-activism.
Stephanie Hankey, Co-Founder of Tactical Tech, explains: “Technology and social media platforms have revolutionised the way we communicate and campaign on global and local issues. We have seen examples of the power of social media to shine a spotlight on oppression and hold governments to account, notably in Iran and Burma.”
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The film features stories from 25 rights advocates from around the world who have successfully used information and digital technologies to create positive change. Highlights include:
The story of Noha Atef whose blog, TortureinEgypt.net, has led to the release of illegally detailed prisoners in Egypt.
Sami Ben Gharbia explaining how activists upset the government in Tunisia when they used Google Earth and Google Maps to highlight stories of rights abuses.
Dina Mehta, from India, explaining what it was like to be part of an online group that worked via Twitter to get blood donors and other essential support to hospitals during the Mumbai Terror attacks.
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ThaneswarHazarika, of the Bokakhat Town and the local correspondent of The Sentinel newspaperdied on Saturday at his residence following prolonged illness. Born in Majuli, Hazarika was 64 at the time of his demise.
Notededucationist, Hazarika retired as the principal-in-charge of JDSG college, Bokakhat. He was associated with various newspapers of Assam including The Assam Tribune, Dainik Asom, The Sentinel, The Eastern Clarion, Natun Dainik etc. He was serving as the president of Bokakhat Press Club at the time of his demise.
Highly admired by the people of Bokakhat, Hazarika leaves behind his wife, two daughters and a son, besides a host of relatives.
Assam: The Accord, The Discord – Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty