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Gogoi’s pre poll job generation drive

In yet another effort to woo the people six months ahead of assembly polls, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said his government was in a process to provide 2200 youths in rural Assam under the State Livelihood Mission.

In a tweet on Friday, Gogoi said more than 1800 youths are taking training and will also be provided placement as against the target of 32,000 employments this year in various sectors.
According to him, the state has a long way to go in implementation of employment generation schemes through skill development.

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Assam Sishu Kalyan Sadan - an exemplary institution

26 Aug 2009 - 12:10pm | pallavibarua

Sunday afternoon, August 23, 2009; meeting on the Annual Report. A lady enquires, “What are the expenses covered under the category of establishment expenses as shown in Page 17 of this report card? We would like to see the detailed account of this expenditure which totals upto Rs. 89,131.00” She is a member of the managing committee for the year 2008-2009.

Now this is a meeting of a kind. It only reflects the transparency in the functioning of the Assam Sishu Kalyan Sadan, a home for orphaned and destitute children. One hardly comes across such annual expenditure reports in any NGO, be it in Assam, other states of North East India or be it any ‘national’ level social service undertaking. Perhaps such cross-questioning in public on the day of annual finance report is helping this organization sustain itself in a healthy way till date. It is interesting to note that the organization is not entitled to either the state or central government funds nor is it affiliated to any international ‘non-profit’ humanitarian organizations.

Established in 1958 in Sundarbari, once a village near Jalukbari in the outskirts of the erstwhile quiet town of Guwahati, Assam Sishu Kalyan Sadan (ASKS) has completed 50 years of glorious existence. With an urge to develop the physical and mental state of abandoned children, noted social workers late Amalprabha Das, late Rajabala Das, Padmashri late Malati Barua, Dr. Tilottama Raichoudhury, Padmashri Smt Hem Bharali, Smt Hema Kakati initiated to set up this Sadan for the underprivileged children of the society on a plot of land donated by late Kamakhya Ram Barua. Over the decades, the Assam Sishu Kalyan Sadan has been functioning as a Trust. The organization is not an undertaking of a certain individual or a certain family. As such, people from different walks of life have developed an attachment for this Home.

The Assam Sishu Kalyan Sadan had its share of bad times. But during such phases there emerged few people who helped the Sadan tide over the crisis. One of the persons who laid a strong foundation for the smooth functioning of Assam Sishu Kalyan Sadan is late Dr. Binoy Kumar Tamuli.

It is said that the ultimate success of a leader lies in his selection of an equally able successor. And Dr. Tamuly scored in that aspect too. He is succeeded by one of his most trusted associates Sri Nandeswar Sonowal whom he knew since his days in the Gauhati University. It doesn’t take much time to gauge the sincerity and dedication with which Sri Sonowal, the present President of Asam Sishu Kalyan Sadan is carrying out his responsibilities.

At present, there are 30 children and teenagers residing in the Sadan; 18 girls and 12 boys. Then there are 8 women and 3 male workers who have been engaged to maintain different activities of the Sadan. By the age of 18, the residents are expected to learn some craft so as to sustain themselves on their own. Those who perform well in their studies are helped to complete their formal educational degrees. Next they have to move out to face the world. Sri Sonowal said, “This is necessary to maintain vibrancy. If we keep them for a greater age, it would lead to stagnation. The entire thing has to be a vibrant process. Older children will find engagement, make their own living. Then only we can have fresh entrants into the Sadan and nurture them in their formative years.”

Inter college quiz and essay competition held

7 Jul 2017 - 8:22pm | Shajid Khan

Tangla Quizzical Forum organized 'Quizmaniac' its debut event as a inter college quiz and spot essay writing competition at National Pioneer Junior College of Tangla on Thursday.The glittering event was inaugurated by Tarini Chaliha retired teacher of Tangla HS school.The programme which was sponsored by ROSS NGO and Dhanraj Restaurant was attended by Jayanta Chakravorty HOD of English,Tangla College. In the quiz event  Pritam Patowary ,Nilotpal Tamuli,Yash Vyas of National Pioneer Junior College bagged the chamions trophy while Farhana Mafiz of National Pioneer Junior College bagged first prize in spot essay writing event. It is to be mentioned Tangla Quizzical Forum is a master brain of  quiz enthusiast hailing of greater Tangla region.

Abiogenesis charms Bhutan with Howey music Bamhum

21 Aug 2011 - 3:03am | editor

The silence of the beautiful green valley of Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan was broken with the the eruption of Howeymusic by International Indian band Abiogenesis from Dimapur, Nagaland on 15th August 2011 in front of a mammoth gathering at the Clock Tower, at the heart of Thimpu from 2 pm. This was the launch of Bhutan Star season 3, the most popular reality show in Bhutan to find the best singing star in Bhutan. Moa a band member was asked to sign at the Bhutan Star certificates which were given to the participants. Abiogenesis performed their brand of Howey music from their three albums Aeon Spell, Rustic Relish and Slice of Heaven. The crowd was very responsive and sang Howey Howey along with Arenla, the vocalist of the band.

Then later in the evening on the same day, from 7 pm onwards, Abiogenesis performed at the Indian Ambassadors 800 capacity hall at the Indian Embassy in Bhutan fully packed by dignitaries. The programme was organized by the Indian Embassy to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of Indian Independence Day. When the band started performing, the crowd started clapping and sang howey along. After the show, the band members were presented bouquet by Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk. Other dignitaries included the Prime Minister of Bhutan along with His cabinet ministers and MPs, 2 Princesses from the Royal Family, Diplomats of various Embassies in Bhutan, The Indian Ambassador and His lady wife, Director of Nehru Wangchuk Cultural Centre, Thimpu etc. The Prime Minister commented to the band after the show that it was fantastic and that you will be coming back to Bhutan. Everyone praised for this new form of world music and were all enchanted by the sound of the Bamhum. Both the above shows were shown live on Bhutan National Television CBBS and this channel is available in 42 countries. The shows will be rebroadcast for a week.

Abiogenesis third performance at Bhutan was at Phuntsoling at the Phuntsoling Higher Secondary Schools auditorium. The packed 1000 capacity crowd went frenzy when the concert kicked off at 7 pm on 18th August 11 who sang and danced along with the music. The young and newly found fans were seen asking for autographs and taking pictures with the band members after the show. The phuntsoling show was organized by the Consulate General of India, India House, Phuntsoling, Bhutan. Abiogenesis Bhutan Tour was coordinated by the Director, Nehru Wangchuk Cultural Centre, Thimpu, Bhutan.