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Reopening of Nabin Bardoloi library demanded, life size statue of Karmavir urged

Guwahati: A national level patriotic people’s forum demanded the immediate reopening of Karmavir Nabin Chandra Bardoloi library for the common people in general and book lovers in particular. In a meeting on the occasion of Karmavir’s 82nd death anniversary at Guwahati Press Club on 15 February, the Assam chapter of All India Patriotic Forum also emphasized on installing a life size statue of the great patriot in an appropriate location of the prehistoric city. Various speakers in the meeting highlighted the struggle, moral courage and achievement of Karmavir (1875 – 1936) paying rich tributes to the freedom fighter, political stalwart and patriotic writer. Addressing the meeting as the appointed speaker, senior journalist Dhirendra Nath Chakravartty described Nabin Bardoloi as one of the most outstanding national leaders of the pre-Independence era.

Padmashri Ajay Dutta, academician Dr Jagadindra Raychoudhury, AIPF Assam unit president Rupam Barua, social worker Jaharal Saha with many others remembered Karmavir for his tireless initiative for the nation and paid heartfelt tributes to ardent follower of Mahatma Gandhi.

Born on 30 October at North Guwahati Karmavir cleared his early education at Tezpur and later shifted to Kolkata for graduation in arts from Presidency College and law from Ripon College. He emerged as a prominent leader from Assam in Gandhiji’s non-cooperation movement. From 1921 to 1929, Bardoloi was arrested twice and sent to the prison for many months.

By 1934, Bardoloi was elected to the Indian Legislative Assembly and bestowed the responsibility of a spokesman for the opposition. Two years later he died on 15 February. Bardoloi was associated with the endeavour to establish the Cotton College and Earle Law College in Guwahati. He attended the Nagpur session of the Indian National Congress in 1920. Later he gave up his practices (law) and joined in the freedom movement.

The memorial meeting witnessed a number of patriotic songs, including one composed by Karmavir, were performed by Anindita Choudhry, Ruma Barua, Kishor Giri, Nava Thakuria, Namrata Dutta, Ranjita Rabha, Azlina Khanam, Kulageeta Saud etc in presence of journalist Ranen Kumar Goswami, Manoj Deka, Ranjib Sarma, senior citizens Uttam Barua, Hemchandra Sarma etc.

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Dima Hasao Gaon Buras welcome MoS

19 Oct 2012 - 1:59am | Anup Biswas

The Gaon Buras of several villages of Harangajao expressed their great satisfaction over the signing of MoS by the DHD leaders, Government of India and the Government of Assam and hoped that through the proper implementation of this accord, all the people of Dima Hasao will be benefited a lot and thus peace will be re-established in the district as earlier. The erstwhile N C Hills, present Dima Hasao was the true example of peace and harmony but during last few years the people of Dima Hasao had to experience misunderstandings among the people perhaps due to some unfounded fear.


This was expressed by the Gaon Buras during a meeting held at Harangajao High School field on Thursday to welcome the leaders of DHD who have recently signed the historical peace accord with the government of India and Assam, the people of Dima Hasao accorded warm greetings at various places of Dima Hasao on the way to Harangajao.


The meeting was attended by Dilip Nunisa, Chairman, DHD, Yathong Dimasa, General Secretary, Pronob Nunisa, C-in-C etc. along with Sri A C Haflongbar, Former, CEM, DHAC, L. Nampui, MAC, DHAC, Gaon Buras of several villages of Harangajao.


At the out set all the leaders of DHD and the Gaon Buras and senior citizens were felicitated with traditional ‘risa’.


Groups from various communities performed their traditional dances to welcome the MoS as well as the DHD leaders.


Talking to this correspondent, Sri Hauva Hmar, GB of Hungveng while expressing his satisfaction over the DHD’s endeavour for the all round development of the District. He at the age of 76 said he has witnessed many happenings in this small district during recent past but this signing (as he understand) of this historic MoS has become a ray of hope for the people of this district.


Akhub Hrangkhol, GB of Rekho is also of the opinion that proper and timely implementation of this MoS is more important and of course, all the people of the district should remain united so that all the people of the district could get the benefit of this historic MoS.

Magh bihu meji burning bright

15 Jan 2015 - 6:30am | editor

Defying a biting cold wave mejis were burning bright to mark the magh bihu celebration across the state on Thursday.

Amid traditional pomp and gaiety, people in Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat districts lit up the wooden mejis early in the morning after the whole night feasting and merriment.

Traditional straw mejis were lit up in Kamrup, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Barpeta, BTAD areas along with other parts of the state offering pujas to the god of fire. Local people in large thronged the burning mejis seeking divine help from the fire god.

 

Cultural programmes, traditional games and competitions and are lined up for the entire day. Home made sweets, beaten rice, pastries are being served in every household to mark the much vaunted harvest festival.      

Himanta quits Gogoi cabinet

21 Jul 2014 - 2:35pm | AT News

Finally Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma put in his papers as health and education minister on Monday.

Dr Sarma, who has been spearheading the dissidence drama in Dispur shot off his letter to chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday morning.

Talking to reporters after he sent his resignation, Dr Sarma said "I have decided not to compromise with my conscience any more. Mentally, physically & politically it is not advisable to be in Gogoi government," Sarma said.

He said,"We do not want to defy Congress President Sonia Gandhi. We are going to play the role of constructive opposition in Assam now," he said.