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Girl dies of encephalitis

The killer Japanese encephalitis has claimed yet another life spreading panic across the state. At least 5 five others have been battling for life in hospitals.

Identified as Bobby Sonowal, the college girl from Majuli died on Monday wee hours at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital in Guwahati where she was undergoing treatment.

With this, the toll in this killer disease has gone up to four forcing the authorities to take up measures to firmly deal with the situation.    

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Milita Shilpi Samaj - strengthening secular ideals

22 Mar 2013 - 10:16am | AT News

At this time of disbelief, mistrust and unrest among various groups in Assam, a number of organizations have been working selflessly to foster brotherhood and Milita Shilpi Samaj is one of them. The prime objective of this organization, which was founded way back in 1960 in the historic township of Sivasagar, is to bind humanity together through propagation of culture and sports. During the two and half score of years of its stay, the organization has been striving hard to fulfill its avowed objectives. Some of its regular activities include staging of theatrical performance in Assam in particular and different places of India in general, holding of games and sports among the North Eastern states of India and other socio-cultural activities. It had organized panchayat level football competition, friendly football matches with teams of neighboring states, celebrating Shilpi Divas, felicitation of artist, financial assistance to the needy artists and the like.

While everybody is focused more on problem than on solution, this organization through organizing sports and cultural activities, has in fact come up with innumerable innovative ideas and strive meticulously for social, cultural and political goodwill and co-operation. Of late under the dynamic leadership of its sports and cultural secretary Mr. Sameer Gogoi this organization has taken a number of innovative activities to foster and reaffirm the age-old friendly relationship amongst different ethnic and religious groups of Assam. Recently it has organized a special public cultural celebration at Sivasagar in collaboration with prestigious Trend MMS group in order to galvanize the people of different ethnic groups to promote peace and harmony in the region.

Srimanta Borthakur
Phukan Nagar, Sivasagar

Annual Sports Day at Christ Jyoti

18 Feb 2010 - 10:05pm | DigantaTalukdar

Christ Jyoti School,one of the premier English medium School of Nagaon town clebrated its Annual Sports Day,2010 with a day long colourful programme recently. An open meet organised to mark the occasion was attended by Nagaon Deputy Commissioner Manish Thakur, Superintendent of Police Nitul Gogoi, Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya Nagaon along with numbers of guests.

Principal of the School Fr. Benny Valiyaveellil gave his welcome speech where he briefly described the performances of the institution. The meet was followed by a cultural programme which drew appreciation by the guests, parents and guardians.

Decreasing importance

27 Dec 2014 - 11:41am | AT News

Experts in the field of history deplored the decreasing importance of history in the school level. The said that history unites people and that it would only create historical reality in the society.

Noted writer Namita Gokhle, historian Pushpesh Pant, journalist Samudra Gupta Kashyap and Dibrugarh University Professor Chandan Sarma participated in the session after the opening session at NEDFi House on Saturday.