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Josep Basuamatry football underway

Birdaon Goyary, Hantigiri Narzary: The Salbagan sporting club in Gossaigaon defeated the Serfanguri Sanwsrang club by one goal in the inaugural match of the Josep Basuamatry football cup which got underway in Kokrajhar on Tuesday.

Altogether eight teams are participating in the tournament at the Motmbil ground in Gossaigaon being organised by the Kachugaon anchalik ABSU body.

MLA Majendra Nazary,Somnath Narzary attended the inaugural function.

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Dr. Pradip Kumar Sarmah named a 2011 Tech Awards Laureate

16 Sep 2011 - 8:56pm | Mowsam Hazarika

DR. Pradip Kumar Sarmah, the founder of Rickshaw bank was today named as a laureate of The Tech Awards 2011, one of 15 global innovators recognized each year for applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change. The Tech Awards, a signature program of The Tech Museum, and presented by Applied Materials, Inc., selected DR. Pradip Kumar Sarmah from among hundreds of nominations representing 54 countries. This is informed by Mowsam Hazarika, Hony. Media Coordinator, Centre for Rural Development (CRD).

“The Tech Awards is an incredible honor, recognizing individuals and organizations whose ideas and execution of those ideas are changing the world,” said Dr. Kanak Haloi, Member of the Governing Board of Centre for Rural Development (CRD). “We are proud to be among those recognized for their contributions, and will continue to develop solutions that improve the overall well being of people worldwide.”

“The global challenges of the day have become increasingly strident, more deeply rooted,” said David Whitman, Vice President of Signature Programs at The Tech Museum. “Still, there is hope. These incredibly impressive Laureates have all proven to be equal to, or better than, the challenge to make the world a better place. By celebrating their accomplishments today, we are encouraging future innovators to work toward solutions to make the world healthier, safer and more sustainable.”

Established in 2000, The Tech Awards recognizes 15 Laureates in five universal categories: education, equality, environment, economic development and health. These laureates have developed new technological solutions or innovative ways to use existing technologies to significantly improve the lives of people around the world. One Laureate in each category will receive a $50,000 cash prize during the annual Awards Gala in Santa Clara California. on October 20.

JFA ridicules militants’ diktat

26 Jan 2017 - 12:02am | AT News

Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has ridiculed the diktat imposed by some separatist militant outfits of northeast India on observation of forthcoming Republic Day in the region and appealed to the people to celebrate the auspicious Day with fanfare.

It may be mentioned that various banned armed groups had recently issued a boycott call on the celebrations of 68th R-Day in the region and as a rhetoric they asked everyone in Western South East Asia (meaning northeast India) to remain at home on 26 January and avoid participating in any R-Day functions.

The rebel groups including CorCom, GNLA, HNLC, ULFA (I), KLO, NDFB, NLFT, PDCK etc also called for a total shut down in the region beginning from the midnight of Wednesday till the evening of Thursday. However, the JFA urged northeastern people to show their respect to the martyrs of freedom movement saluting the national flag on every R-Day and Independence Day. The forum argues that the Tricolour belongs to every Indian national and they should pay tributes to the known & unknown martyrs for their sacrifice by hoisting the flag in total defiance to the rebels’ unjustified diktat.

“We also appeal to various community based organizations of the region, which remain active in demanding all kinds of constitutional benefits all along the year, to hoist the Tricolour on R-Day and I-Day paying tribute to those martyrs, for whose sacrifice India becomes a sovereign nation today,” said a statement issued by JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria.

Season of self defence for women

28 Mar 2018 - 12:24pm | Nikhil Mundra

HOJAI: In a bid to empower girls by training them in the art of self-defence State Level Advisory Commiittee For Students And Youth Welfare is holding  "Self Defence Coaching For Girls". The coaching is continuing since 22nd March will conclude on Saturday Adarsha Bidya Niketan High School,Hojai Campus.

A Total of 120 Girls from four school of Hojai town are learning the skills of self defence. 17 Girls from Skylark English Academy, 23 Girls from Gandhi Vidya Pith High School, 40 Girls from Abdul Hasib Girls High School and 40 Girls from Adarsha Bidya Niketan High School.

Sumit Dutta,Principal,Skylark English Academy and KP Dutta,Head Master of Adarsha Bidya Niketan High School  are playing vital role' s in managing the entire event.

Talking to Assam Times, Sumit Dutta, said,"Girls  learning self-defence techniques will raise self-confidence and empower them to face any adverse situation."

He added that every school as well as parents should encourage girls to take part in such coaching events and let them learn at least the basic skills of self-defence.