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Sankosh Academy lift Bodoland Gold Cup


Sankosh Academy of Gossaingaon has lifted the coveted 19th Bodoland Gallants Gold Cup football tournament by beating Municipality Corporation FC of Cooch Beher (West Bengal) by 4-3 goals in the keenly contested final played at Dimakuchi stadium in Udalguri district on September 28. The all India invitational foot ball tournament was organised by ABSU and Sports Association od Dimakuchi. Pramod Boro, president ABSU central committee inaugurated the final match at 3 pm which was attended by more than ten thousand spectators. Traditional ethnic cultural events were presented before the match had started and during halftime. Rabindra Mushahari, Advisor of ABSU central committee gave away the trophy to the winning Sankosh Academy. Ashok Brahma of Sankosh Academy awarded the best player of the tournament trophy.

-Jayanta Kumar Das


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Majuli Friendship Day celebrated in Nagaon

6 Jan 2016 - 9:00pm | Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti

Majuli Friendship Day was celebrated by Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva, a global organisation engaged in promoting the legacy of Srimanta Sankaradeva on January 3 in Nagaon. Padmashree Jadav Payeng was felicitated in the event for his immense contribution to ecological restoration works.  He also planted tree in ADP College premises in the morning. The participants took a pledge “I take a vow to do my best to preserve the ecology. I will plant at least one sapling every year in my premises.”

Dr Kandarpa Kumar Deka, Vice Chancellor of Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya inaugurated the main programme in Nagaon Natya Mandir. Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti, President of Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva welcomed the participants and hoped the deliberations would help in exploring inexpensive ways to arrest erosion in Majuli.

The scholars participating in the event were Shantanoo Bhattacharyya, Dr Prashanta Bordoloi, Rituraj Phukan, Dr Arun Sarma, Dr Dilip Medhi, Dr Rajan Vaidhya. Sattradhikar Janardan Goswami and Dr Binoy Kr Bordoloi from USA also participated. Dr Prashanta Bordoloi spoke on Soft Engineering approach for managing river erosion. Shantanoo Bhattacharyya talked about use of Vetiver grass in arresting erosion. Rituraj Phukan showed slides of birds in Majuli. Dr Rajan Vaidhya showed slides about Majuli's culture. Dr Dilip Medhi, Dr Arun Sarma and Janardan Goswami talked about World Heritage issue. Dr Binoy Kr Bordoloi spoke about how Assamese diaspora in USA planted trees in honour of Jadav Payeng.

There was Sattriya Nritya recital by national award winning artist Meenakshi Medhi. Madhab Krishna Das from Dibrugarh performed Bargeet and folk-song. Ranjan Bezbarua from Nagaon performed Bargeet. Artists of Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha performed Diha-Naam and Thiya-naam. Artists from Rangalaya, Puranigudam performed Gayan-Bayan.

An exhibition of Aharya used in Bhaona was held during the Majuli Friendship Day. These included Mask, Costume, Headgear, Ornaments and different accessories used in Bhaona. These products were prepared by the members of Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva in a workshop conducted by it in 2014 under the sponsorship of Sangeet Natak Akademi. A Photo Exhibition also was held where different facets of Majuli were displayed through photographs. Simultaneously an Art competition was organised for students on the theme of ‘Majuli’.

Entrepreneurs developement programme at Jogibaribil, Golaghat

21 Feb 2011 - 10:24pm | editor

The National Small Industries Corporation in collabration with Nirmal Jyoti Developement Society of Guwahati organised entrepreneurs developement programme at Jogibaribil Golaghat on February 20-28. The programme was attended by a large numbers of local people and self-help groups.

Massive security for R-Day

25 Jan 2014 - 7:39pm | AT News

A massive security arrangement is in place across the state to foil ULFA’s R-Day diktat on Sunday.

Security forces are fanning in the nook and corner of the state to thwart any attempt to disrupt the Republic Day celebrations. Vital roads and bridges, oil and gas installations, railway stations and police stations are being heavily guarded to deal with any eventualities.

BSF jawans are guarding the Indo-Bangladesh border in Dhubri districts apprehending movement of insurgent elements from across the border.

Air surveillance on the sky is another measure to ensure peace and normalcy during the celebration. All two, three and four wheelers are being closely checked to scan the movement of the subversive elements in the district and sub divisional headquarters.

Guwahati turns into a security fortress. Maximum concentration seems to have fallen on the Veterinary Playground in Khanapara where Governor JB Patnaik is scheduled to unfurl the national tricolor before taking the salute of the army, paramilitary forces, police, NCC scouts and guides.