Rabha Divas was jointly organised by the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) and the Students Union Movement of Arunachal pradesh (SUMA) in the memory of revolutionary figure, writer and great classical icon of Assam Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha in Itanagar on Monday.
2nd edition of "Brihot Tai Jati - Ahom Buranji", a book on the Ahom kingdom written by historian, lawyer and social worker Late Rameswar Bora of Jorhat, was released by by Dr. B.K. Gohain, Administrator, Scholar and Vice Chairman of Sukapha Kalakhetra Samaj, Jorhat at Guwahati on Monday.
Kiran K Gogoi, writer and lawyer and past President of All Assam Ahom Sobha was present as the chief Guest along with family members of Rameswar Bora. The book was published by Bora's Grandson Rupom Chetia Bora.
The delay in the construction of two bridges at Raha under four-lane express highway project remains a cause for serious concern. The construction of the bridges is, being done by Madhucon, moving at a snail’s pace, putting a large number of vehicle users to hardship. A major part of the highway is also kept blocked with gravel, sand,chips and soil resulting in fatal accidents becoming commonplace on the stretch and traffic snarls becoming routine. Over a dozen two-wheeler riders and pedestrians have been killed in accidents on the badly-maintained roads and bridges on the stretch during the past one year.
With the construction of one bridge across river Kolong, the water has overcome its pollution–related problems posing a grave environmental and health hazard not only to the people by the river side who usually depend on this river but also a serious threat to the acquatic animals. The water is polluting fast because of continued flow of effluents from the machines installed by the river side for the construction work. The people of the area have demanded the state and the central governments and the concering company engaged in the construction work to speed up the work at their earliest.
Setting a good example to others, the village women of Ratanpur near Tangla have successfully established a goatery farm as a positive step towards self sufficiency. Thirteen numbers of house wives belonging to different communities established “Milijuli Self Help Group” in the year 2004 at Ratanpur village.Since then they have been taking up various grass root level activities in the village including a goatery farm. Now the farm has nearly sixty local goats.
A high level officials visited the farm on 11 June. On the occasion a meeting was held at the village which was presided over by DN Hazarika,Circle Officer,Harisinga Revenue Circle,Tangla. Dr. Kailash Chamua, VAS,Tangla in his introductory speech spoke about the success story of the women group. He said that the farm was supported by RKVI scheme. Thaneswar Malakar,Deputy Commissioner, Udalguri, who attended the ceremony as the chief guest thanked the village house wives of Ratanpur for successful establishment of the goatery farm towards self sufficiency. He also said that most of the financial grants had never been properly utilised by NGO or self help groups. He said commercial banks too had never been honest to rural farmers.According to him most of the commercial banks have been releasing government subsidy amounts only to farmers, but fail to release bank loan amount. At the same time he requested farmers,self help groups and NGOs to properly utilise any types of government or bank financial assistance. The meeting was also attended and addressed by Dr.SK Das,HOD,Microbiology,Veterinary College, Guwahati Khanapara ; Dr. Maitrayee Devi and Indrani Chakravorty (both microbiologists).