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US students in Nagaon school!

Students from a US school were excited to have interacted with their counterparts Nagaon district on Saturday. They came to the state as part of an effort to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in India. Comprising six juniors and seniors from West Fargo High School in North Dakota in US, they took up the unique and ambitious effort to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in India and interacted with the students of Nagaon Bengali Girls' High School. The West Fargo team will work with the Indian school. They made a strong presentation on STEM education which was followed by interactions with the Nagaon students with their teacher Nasset highlighting the importance of STEM and how it can help every student to better prepare for the challenges faced in everyday life. The team demonstrated their robot that "plays basketball and soccer" and went on to describe the intricate parts of the robot. With 30 students , the Nagaon team led by subject teacher Aparna Bhattacharjee was very excited to be involved in this programme and interacted with the US students in both Assamese and English.

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Youth programme on entrepreneurship

15 Dec 2014 - 2:13pm | AT News

North East Youth Foundation (NEYF) in association with All Bodo Students Union (ABSU), Boro Bazar Anchalik Committee had organised an awareness programme on career opportunities, entrepreneurship and skill development for college students and other young people at Boro Bazar in Udalguri district on 14th December. The aim of the programme was to disseminate information on career opportunities, self employment opportunities through entrepreneurship and skill training. Programme was moderated by Ranjan K Baruah of NEYF. He spoke on various opportunities and focused on the importance of creativity, communication skills apart from formal qualification .He also gave an overview of different skill training programme and how one can be benefited from such programme. ‘As the government jobs are limited, so we have to think beyond mere government jobs’, said Mr. Baruah. ‘We have to utilize and make best use of our available resources with ideas and creativity to be self employed and earn in descent way’, said Mr Nerkhang Khaklary, President of ABSU Udalguri district who was also addressing the participants. . ‘Exposure and information are important if we want to move ahead “,added Mr Dipen Bodo, Adviser of ABSU Udalguri .There was an outdoor interaction session with the participants after the talk apart from classroom games and activities to make the programme participatory and vibrant. Other office bearers of ABSU’s Boro Bazar committee were also present on the occassion along with some leading personalities of the area. Reading materials and information brochures were distributed amongst participants for references.

Assamese Wikipedia Education Program at GU

12 Oct 2012 - 10:53pm | editor



An Assamese Wikipedia Education Program is being organised at Gauhati University on October 14 by Center for Internet and Society (CIS) in collaboration with Department of Education, Gauhati University. As a part of this program, 15 PhD students will receive training in unicode typing and how to write articles on Assamese Wikipedia.This event is also open to the general public and invites participation from anyone who can write in Assamese.


For details, please contact: Noopur Raval - noopur@cis-india.org.



Car sale ban: Whose initiative

21 Aug 2015 - 1:17pm | AT News

She is none other than Rita Das Mozumdar who moved the court seeking its intervention to stop the sale of small four wheelers without crash-test clearance.

According to the advocate at the Gauhati High Court claims to have found that cars weighing up to 1,500 kg do not meet the specifications laid down by the Motor Vehicles Act. According to her, it amounts to a violation of the statute itself.

The 50 year old Mozumdar owns a Hyundai Eon, Maruti Suzuki Ritz and Mahindra Xylo, filed a PIL contending that small passenger cars manufactured do not conform to safety standards.