GUWAHATI: The Shiva temples scattering in the nook and corner of Assam witnessed huge gathering when devotees waited in serpentine queue to offer puja to the Lord to mark the Maha Shivatri on Wednesday. From early in the morning the devotees in large number started offering pujas to the Lord Shiva amid traditional religious fervor.
Sivasagar breaks into a sea of humanity when nearly three lakh people thronged the historic town to join the International Shivratri Festival which got underway on Tuesday. In Guwahati also, devotees have crossed the river Brahmaputra to land the tiny island where the historic Umananda temple houses. Thousands of devotees offered puja to the Lord on this occasion.
Similar religious fervor marked in Namrup, Jorthat, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, BTAD areas, Dimakuchi, Hojai, Raha, Nagaon, Sonitpur, Dhalpur, Nazira, Barpeta.
SUVANGSU BORA ADDS: Golaghat also joined the Shivratri festival with traditional Hindu religious fervor. The focus falls on the Panchajanya temple where devotees thronged in thousands to offer puja to the Lord Shiva to mark the occasion. Same enthusiasm prevails in other Shiva temples across the district.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is confident that Congress would retain power in the next Assembly elections are held this year. alking to reporters on Thursday, he said that his party is sure of poll victory in the 2016 polls. According to him, the voters are dissatisfied with the way BJP is handling the problem.
He admitted that 2014 was not good on political front for the party and that they took Lok Sabha poll result as a wake-up call.
Real talent never goes unrewarded and it has been rightly proved by 25 year old Maneswar Barman of Golaghat. A budding boxer who has to work hard to make both the ends meet. He earns his daily leaving as a tea vendor and also carries out the duty of a night watchman at Golaghat District Sports Associations’ Office from time to time. In the recently concluded 2nd State Games held at Nagaon, surprisingly Maneswar fail to gain a berth in the Golaghat Dist. Boxing Team. But such an initial hurdle failed to let down his spirits and he later contacted the Nagaon District Sports Association to allow him to participate in the State Games from their side. The Nagaon District Sports Association very generously allowed him to join the Nagaon Dist. Boxing Team and Maneswar went on to win the gold in the 75kg category. It is to be noted that Nagaon Dist. Boxing Team bagged the 1st position while Golaghat District Boxing Team had to satisfy with the 5th position. Maneswar has been successfully representating the dist. team since 2002 in various major boxing tournaments including All India BD Chandiwala Junior Mens Boxing Tournament and All India SAI Inter Regional Boxing Championship. At present Maneswar is busy in preparing himself to leave a mark in the upcoming National Games to be held at Ranchi. At this juncture Maneswar really needs the encouragement and blessings of the people including the concerned sports authorities, otherwise such rare talents are likely to be nipped in the bud.
31 Jul 2008 - 2:00pm | editor
The pre poll alliance between BJP and Asom Gana Parishad mires in uncertainty. Sources in BJP say Assam BJP unit topguns are in talk with BPPF led by Rabiram Narjary, ASDC and other likeminded parties of the state. A clear cut strategies, of course has yet to be chalked out. The decision came up following the differences between the two parties. BJP is demanding a few seats while the regional party too is reluctant to do so. Notably, AGP frontline leaders met BJP national leaders in Delhi last month.
Sources say AGP will have to overcome a few difficulties before clearing the poll strategies. It will have to clear the path for merger of regional parties line AGP(P), Trinamool Gana Paishad and PLP. But the party president Brindabon Goswami has been maintaining a studied silence on the merger issue. On the other hand, the party has yet to receive any report on its poll prospect from eleven panels set up to study these aspects in altogether eleven seats. On the other hand, the party lack unanimous candidates in most of the Lok Sabha seats.
Meanwhile, the AGP poll pundits have almost finalised five seats. These are Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur, Tezpur, Koliabor and Barpeta. AGP joint secretary Apurba Bhattacharya is a strong contender for this seat. If unification takes place, AGP may field former MLA Bhupen Roy in Barpeta constituency, Trinamool Gana Parishad general secretary Atul Bora could be fielded in , Guwahati seat may if TGP too merges with AGP.