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Guwahati Book Fair begins

  • Education Minister Pradyut Bordoloi
    Education Minister Pradyut Bordoloi

The 28th Guwahati Book Fair and Literature Festival begins at the Assam Engineering Institute playground from today. Education Minister Pradyut Bordoloi inaugurated the event. Justice Subhasis Talapatra, Dr. Dhrubajyoti Bora, Chairman, Guwahati Literature Festival, Nilmoni Phookan, Hemanga Kishore Sarma, Comm. Sec, Education Dept. & Secretary of Publication Board of Assam were present the ceremony.

Nilmani Phukan was awarded Life time Achievement award by Publication Board of Assam at the event.

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World Food Day on Oct 16

7 Oct 2016 - 4:13pm | Mowsam Hazarika

The World Food Day will be celebrated on 16th October next with various programmes in Assam , along with the other parts of the world.

The theme of World Food Day,16.10.2016 is - 'Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.'

It may be mention that,one of the biggest issues related to climate change is food security. The world’s poorest - many of whom are farmers, fishers and pastoralists - are being hit hardest by higher temperatures and an increasing frequency in weather-related disasters.

At the same time, the global population is growing steadily and is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. To meet such a heavy demand, agriculture and food systems will need to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and become more resilient, productive and sustainable. This is the only way that we can ensure the wellbeing of ecosystems and rural populations and reduce emissions.

Growing food in a sustainable way means adopting practices that produce more with less in the same area of land and use natural resources wisely. It also means reducing food losses before the final product or retail stage through a number of initiatives including better harvesting, storage, packing, transport, infrastructure, market mechanisms, as well as institutional and legal frameworks.

This is why our global message for World Food Day 2016 is “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.”

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO ) is calling on countries to address food and agriculture in their climate action plans and invest more in rural development.

By strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers, we can guarantee food security for the planet’s increasingly hungry global population also reduce emissions.

The farmers of Assam already experiencing climate change and its impact on their farming practices. In this context, several agricultural scientists and agricultural extension activists already started their research and planning seriously to address this issue.

7th Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival 2019 Begins

26 Sep 2019 - 7:04pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The 7th Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival 2019 has commenced from Thursday at Pragjyoti ITA Centre in Guwahati.

Renowned film personalities and stalwarts such as Imtiaz Ali, Shobita Dhulipala, Paoli Dam, Karan Oberoi, and many others will take part in the four-day festival. The schedule includes film screenings, interactive sessions, panel discussions, film quiz and much more.

The Festival Director, Tanushree Hazarika delivered the welcome address. Imtiaz Ali, Shobita Dhulipala, Paoli Dam, Pratim D. Gupta, Shiladitya Bora and Nicholas Kharkongor addressed the opening day press conference. While Imtiaz mentioned that the simplicity and the innocence of the people of Assam is so heartening and welcoming, that it makes him want to visit the place again and again, Shobita looks forward to be a part of a film that would be screened at the festival in the future. Paoli mentioned that she was really was grateful that she could be a part of this festival.

An opening ceremony with M Choir from Mizoram performing, took place with the special guests of the festival being felicitated. ‘Shantilal O Projapoti Rohosyo’ directed by Pratim D. Gupta was the opening film.

The movie starring Ritwick Chakraborty & Paoli Dam is about a deadbeat weather reporter & a glamorous and ambitious movie star. When their worlds collide, it turns into a rollercoaster adventure ride from Kolkata to Chennai to Singapore. By the end, a new detective is born.

A short film ‘Aapke Aa Jaane Se’ directed by Shiladitya Bora was also screened beforehand.

Over the four days of the festival, acclaimed films such Daughters of the Polo God, Strawberry Point, Widow of Silence, The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story , Picasso, Jacqueline I Am Coming, Nana: A Tale of Us will be screened.

T for Tajmahal by Kireet Khurana will be the closing film of the festival.

 

BPF wins 20 seats

12 Apr 2015 - 8:40am | Hantigiri Narzary

The ruling BPF again steps to form the council winning 20 seats in the 40 member assembly. BPF president retained his Debargaon seat defeating PCDR candidate Buddodev Mushahary at a margin of around 3000. PCDR won 7 seats, AIUDF 3, BJP 1 and others 9. Mohilary said that BPF will form the council with support from independents.