Preparations are complete to kick off the Thansen Wangchadong Memorial Football Tournament at Nehru stadium in Khonsa on Saturday. Top officials including SP, DC circle officer took stock of the preparations at a recent meeting with the organizing committee members.
Organizing secretary Noah Mongku apprised the meeting of the preparations for the first major football tournament and asked for their logistic support. DC, SP and the Assam Rifles officials assured them all possible help to conduct the football tournament.
The winners of the trophy will get Rs. 50,000 while the runners-up will receive Rs. 25,000 in cash. Around 18 to 20 teams from the district are expected to participate in the tournament.
9 Jun 2008 - 2:35pm | editor
Normal life across the state of Assam has come to a grinding a halt on Monday following a 12 hour bandh call by the Opposition Asom Gana Parishad backed by some other parties and organisations.
Streets are remaining bare and all shops, hotels, offices and other financial institutions are remaining closed from early in the morning as the bandh has began at 5 am.
Barring the vehicles of police and para military forces, no other vehicles are plying on the streets. Our Correspondents from all district headquarters have informed that the bandh is total and peaceful and there is no report of any sporadic incidents of violence from any parts of the state.
Train services are also being disrupted albeit for a brief period of time.
The main Opposition Asom Gana Parishad has called for the bandh in protest against the recent fuel hike and it is backed by AUDF, BJP.
Moreover, the Greater Guwahati Transport Association also has called for a 24 hour chakka bandh from 5 in the morning on Monday in protest against th fuel price hike.
On the other hand, the Assam Tea Tribe Students Association has called for state-wide Assam bandh on Monday demanding exemplary action against sacked education minister Ripun Bora who have been arrested by CBI while he was trying to bribe an official of the organisation who was dealing with the murder of tea tribe leader Denial Toppno.
Meanwhile, the Assam Government has issued a strict instruction to ensure attendance of the state government offices in time saying those who fail to make it on Monday will have to face stern action.
Bodies of an elderly couple were recovered from Sonkosh River side on Friday night who were dragged out of their home by unknown miscreants at Polashguri village in Kokrajhar district. According to police, a couple from Polashguri village dragged out and killed for suspected witch hunting, whose bodies were recovered from Sonkosh River today about 4 km from their village. They were identified as Jumon Hembrom (48) and his wife Sania Hembrom (40). Police arrested 25 persons from the village in this connection. Investigation is on into incident, said a senior police officer in Kokrajhar.
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.