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All out against imported Gamochas

UDALGURI: A couple of days after the Udalguri AASU workers seized imported gamochas , the Udalguri district administration sprang into action and seized a good number of traditional Assamese drape from a number of retail shops in and around Udalguri town.

The team led by Assistant commissioner,Lakhyajyoti Duwariya;Extension officer of Sericulture department,Bhanulata Mushahary;Inspector of handloom and textiles,Munindra Chandra Lahkar
conducted the sudden raid in the town and seized the machine made gamosas.

The authority also warned the businessmen of dire consequences if they keep importing gamochas for sale .
The administration asked the businessmen to sell only the locally made gamosas during the season of bihu to encourage the traditional cottage industry of the state.

The Handloom (Reservation of Articles for Production) Act, 1985, mandates gamosa and similar traditional items should only be made in handlooms.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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DPS Guwahati wins international quiz

13 Oct 2017 - 8:47pm | Syed Miraz Ahmed

The final round of the 10th International Edition of the Wild Wisdom Quiz, organised by WWF-India and Discovery Kids in association with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), was held at WWF-India, New Delhi on October 6, 2017.The event saw participation from 28 city level winners across the country and 2 winners from Nepal.

Wild Wisdom Quiz has grown in strength over the last decade and has reached beyond the country, with Nepal running its first edition of the quiz in 2017. In India, the Wild Wisdom Quiz is being run across 817 schools in 14 cities with participation from approximately 50,000 students. Run in the format of a competition, the quiz is a fun way to help children learn more about the environment and also help inculcate in them a sense of responsibility towards the planet. The National Levels were conducted by Siddharth Basu, the Quiz Man of India.  

The winners of the National Finals were from  Delhi Public School, Guwahati- Adhiraj Kar (Class 6) and Navaneel Chakraborty (Class 7). The First Runner Up being was from Malpi City School, Nepal and the Second Runner Up from Springdales Senior School, Amritsar 

Talking about the Wild Wisdom Quiz over the years, Ravi Singh, Secretary General and CEO, WWF-India said, “The journey of the Wild Wisdom Quiz over the last decade reaffirms my belief in children being the change makers and spearheading the journey of conservation in the years to come. The enthusiasm and in depth knowledge exhibited by students never cease to amaze me and makes me very confident that our planet is in good hands. I congratulate all the schools, teachers and children who have been a part of the Wild Wisdom journey and hope that this event will continue to inspire many more young minds in the future."

Each of the top six teams received prizes from SONY, Puffin Books, Lotto and WWF-India . The three winning teams were taken for a prize trip organized by Explorars, an educational travel organization, to Camp Hornbill in the village of Kyari at Ramnagar, Uttarakhand. Each finalist also received a wildlife safari based board game “Kadoo- The Big Game.” 

Panel to probe GS Road incident

14 Jul 2012 - 5:21am | editor

The Assam government on Friday set up a one-member inquiry commission on the recent incident in the heart of the city. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has set up the panel under Additional Chief Secretary Amili Chaudhary who has been asked to file the report by the next 15 days. Gogoi, who has directed DGP to nab all the culprits, has ordered disciplinary action against police officials found guilty of dereliction of duty. Opposition BJP also took out a protest rally in Guwahati against the 'failure' of the state government on the law and order front.

Gopashtami Celebrated in Hojai

28 Oct 2017 - 8:47pm | Nikhil Mundra

Gopashtami was celebrated in Hojai today. Women,Elder People worshiped Cows.  Puja of cow was done following rituals,cows were feed with grass, banana, chhapatii, rice, jaggery,etc.

From the day the Lord Krishna started the Gocharan, that day was the Ashtami day of Kartik Shukla Paksha, from that day onwards festival of Gopashtami is Celebrated all over india.

Talking to Assam Times Binod Sarawgi, a resident of Hojai said that, "All of us should come forward for the service and protection of cows".

Sunil Sastri, a priest of Laxminarayan  Mandir, said that, "Lord Krishna's name was only because of the protection and service of cows. Indra called him Govind. The worship of cows on the day of Gopashtami is achieved by special fruits, people revere Mother Cows by feeding grass,jaggery.,etc. Following all rituals like garlanding her with towels, flowers, tiilak Mother Cows is revered."

He further said that, In Mother Cow's body all God and Goddess resides, by doing parikarama of Cow  "abhishiit shiidi " can be achieved. 

He also explained about importance of cow dung, cow's muttra. He said Cow is a holy animal, we should respect and pray her.