KOHIMA:Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang has urged the investors to set up bamboo processing plant in the state in view of the plenty of raw materials.
In his address at the governing body meeting of the Nagaland Bamboo Development Authority, Zeliang said the north eastern state has huge potential for bamboo processing plants since 11 districts have registered good growth in bamboo plantation.
He said sending bamboo outside the state wont be viable since it is costly to transport the raw material from the remote areas. Hence, setting up bamboo plants in the state would be an ideal and lucrative initiative.
Minal Hazarika wife of Sanjoy Hazarika, noted author, Journalist and Managing Trustee of Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES), passed away on at the Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi on April 3, 2009. She had suffered a stroke at Guwahati on 15 January 2009 and was undergoing treatment at Gangaram Hospital for nearly three months. She was in her fifties and was a well known figure in Assam and in New Delhi. She leaves behind a daughter (Meghna Hazarika) besides her husband. At this hour of grief we pray for the departed soul.
A poem on Dr.Bhupen Hazarika’s life and philosophy, written by Sukleswar Deka, a retired teacher of a rural school, Kalaigaon Higher Secondary School was inaugurated at a function at Guwahati High Court recently on the occasion of Dr.Hazarika’s 84th birthday on September 8 at the premises of Guwahati High Court.The programme was organized by ‘Lawers Adventure Club’ of Guwahati High Court to celebrate the 84th birth day of the legendary singer of India. A.K. Phukan, the Hon’ble Advocate General of Assam inaugurated the ceremony, where 500 colorful printed copies of the poem along with birth day greeting text to Bhupen Hazarika by the members of the club were distributed among the advocates and other dignitaries of the Guwahati High Court. Moreover a copy of the poem was sent to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika who is now in Mumbai.The poem was also telecast by NE TV (Hi-Fi)in a special programme to mark the occasion of Dr. Hazarika’s birth day.
It can be added that the poem which is a very long one had previously been recited by the poet himself at Bishnu Rabha Divasas held at Kalaigaon under the auspices of Asom Sahitya Sabha and was highly appreciated by the literary people like Dr.Rongbong Terang, President , Dr.Paramananda Rajbangshi, Secretary, Asom Sahitya Sabha; noted film actor Nipon Goswami and noted littérateur Dr. Rita Choudhury.