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Chu’pur JAC puts 3 demands

Amid undying tension, a Joint Action Committee in Churachanndpur has raised three more issues to boost the self determination demands.

They unanimously demand direct management of public distribution system in the hills district. Apart from this, they want direct control over the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee schemes in their own area.

In addition to the two demands, they demand the authority to improve the Guite Road to boost the surface connectivity between Churachandpur to Mizoram. 

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Patowary joins BJP on Monday

7 Mar 2014 - 2:48pm | AT News

Its confirm. Chandra Mohan Patowary will join BJP. The former AGP president is all set to join the party at a brief function in New Delhi on Sunday.

According to sources, Patowary who got full assurance from his supporters at an informal meeting in his residence, is likely to be fielded in Barpeta constituency in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Patowary has been in constant touch with the BJP leadership in New Delhi for the last couple of months.

Nonaipara TE provides safe passage to wild elephants

11 Jun 2016 - 1:10pm | Jayanta Kumar Das

Management of Nonaipara tea garden under Goodricke Group situated near India-Bhutan border in Udalguri district has launched a new programme of attracting students and children to plant more and more trees in an effort to check climate change and restoration of forests for wild animals and birds.The plantation and conservation programme was officially launched on June 10 in Nonaipara tea garden at 11 am.NM D'Souza,senior Asstt. Manager, Nonaipara TE and senior environmental journalist JK Das launched the programme by planting a sapling each followed by hundreds of school children and teachers in presence of several ladies and journalists.Office bearers of 'ADWR',a social NGO of the district also took part in the plantation programme.It needs mention that the tea garden had already converted an area of 20 HEC of lands into forest in order to provide shelter to wild animals specially wild elephants. Talking to this correspondent Senior Asstt.Manager D'Souza said that an area of 5 more HEC would be added to existing 20 HEC of new forest lands. Referring specially to man-elephant conflict in Udalguri district,he said that Nonaipara tea garden had not been suffering much by wild elephants as they had been maintaining a eight km long elephant corridor from Bhutan border to plains of Assam through Nonaipara and Orangajuli tea gardens.The wild herds could move through the corridors undisturbed.According to the tea garden management there had been no casualties in their tea garden due to “Man-Elephant Conflict” for several years.Another official Dipak Kumar Hazarika said that they had arranged three water reservoirs meant for wild elephants during their seasonal migration from Bhutan hills to Assam plains during June to December in each year.He further said that they had trained their workers not to come on the way of wild herds.Some people have also been specially employed to check if any wild animal or bird was killed or captivated by any tea garden workers.Hunting of any kind had totally been banned in and around the tea garden and tea garden management had been maintaining a very cordial relation with forest department.Later in the afternoon of the day,an interactive session was held in the garden hall where Senior Asstt.Manager NM D'Souza; environmental journalist JK Das and Christina Mushahari, Deputy Director “ADWR” had interactive session with children on conservation of flora and fauna.Local youth Syan Tanti performed with a song on conservation while children of Jagrti LP School staged a spectacular drama on recent deforestation activities in Udalguri district.Niraj Moni Chouracia,Asstt.Manager;Robin Gowala,President,local unit of AASAA,Rubi Bora,Supriya Hazarika,Puja Singh attended the days programme as the distinguished guests.



Kamal Kumar Brahma Derhasad Bantha by ABSU

6 Jun 2011 - 2:46pm | Ranjan K Baruah

The Bodo medium was introduced on 18th May 1963 in Assam. It was in 1976 the Bodo medium Students were lucky to appear for the Secondary Examination. A good number of students have passed out since then. Many intellectuals and people working in different fields have also studied in Bodo medium. There are about 20 lakhs Bodo population in Assam of which 4 lakh are students in Bodo medium studying in lower primary, upper primary and high schools in Bodo medium. There are only 27 Bodo medium provincialised high schools in Assam which do have sufficient teachers and no infrastructure for the students. Some of these schools have no teachers who can teach science and mathematics.

Though the Right to education Act has been passed under article 46 where it is mentioned that the Scheduled tribes and Scheduled Castes people should get free education, the Government of Assam has ignored and neglected the Bodo medium education.

Felicitation of toppers from Bodo Medium by ABSU

A student being felicitated by Pramod Bodo, President, ABSU

Due to poor infrastructure less number of students could get good marks in the final examination at secondary level. The number of 1st division in Bodo mediums were 66 in 2006, 58 in 2007, 101 in 2008, 74 in 2009, 141 in 2010 and it is 137 in 2011. To encourage students and giving them guidance and counselling, ABSU has started ‘Kamal Kumar Brahma Derhasad Bantha’, which is an award to the toppers from Bodo medium students. This year the award was conferred on 4th June at Amjonga High School’s field near Dudhnoi in Goalpara district of Assam. Speaking on the occasion ABSU president Pramod Bodo said that Government of Assam do not show their interest to know why the results of the Bodo medium schools is worst and hence they fell the necessity to develop the schools and as a result the pass percentage of the Bodo medium students is very low.

The award ceremony was attended by Gautam Baruah, director of IIT Guwahati, Dr Kameswar Brahma, president of Bodo Sahitya Sabha. Mr Rupjyoti Karjee Brahma who cleared civil service examination this year also felicitated on the occasion as he cleared it after a long gap amongst Bodo community.