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Kids perform bihu in school

Hojai: The Kids Of Kinder Garden School in Hojai  Celebrated Rongali Bihu with traditional fervour on Saturday. Dressed in traditional Assamese attire, the  students performed bihu huchori pulling many people both inside and outside the campus. A few teachers and staff also joined them. 
Speaking on the Occasion,Bharti Gupta, Principal said," We celebrate every festival in the school to make kids aware from childhood about our rich cultural traditions and its significance."

"This Rongali Bihu is a spring festival we all are celebrating this with lots of enthusiasm.This Bihu is the beginning or New Year for Assamese and I hope the coming days will be full of happiness.",she added.

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Irate public demand action against PWD officials and contractors

26 Mar 2009 - 4:00pm | Jayanta Kumar Das
People of Naharbari village under Kalaigaon revenue circle have raised allegations against PWD officials and contractors for misappropriation of huge amount of money amounting several lakhs of rupees in the name of repairing of PWD road and construction of a culvert.In a written allegation addressed to Lmsraw Daimari, EM BTAD, hundreds of prominent citizens of Naharbari areas headed by retired principal Hareswar Baishya,demanded immediate action against the concerned contractor and PWD officials, including the JE,for substandard works. According to the allegation, an amount of Rs.5 lakhs were sanctioned for the repair of the Kulsipar-Tiapukhuri PWD road in the session 2006-2007. But the concerned PWD officials and the contractor had misappropriated most of the money leaving the work undone.They further alleged that another amount of Rs.12.75 lakhs were sanctioned in the same session for the construction of a culvert on the said PWD road ( near the house of Bhabendra Nath ). But the same PWD officer and the contractor again misappropriated most of the amount. The standard of the construction work was so poor that cracks developed even before the culvert was opened for public use.It is well mentioning that the said PWD road had been the only link to several villages connecting Kalaigaon, Udalguri and Mangaldai and disruption of vehicular traffic would cause serious consequences to people as well as the government. People of Naharbari also alleged that any kind of construction works in the villages in BTAD had always been very poor. They said,taking advantage of the absence of governmental inquiry or verification, most of the works had either been left undone or half done,there by misappropriation of huge amount of public money.

Wordweaves launches city guide

19 Jun 2014 - 10:34am | Syed Miraz Ahmed
Wordweaves-India today launched 'Alluring Guwahati', a coffee-table pickup that exhibits fascinating aspects of Guwahati. The book unusual to its size documents the various city landmarks, eateries, the emerging night life, necessary information essential for tourists, tidbits and more.
 
Principal Secretary, Tourism, Government of Assam V.S. Bhaskar after releasing the book said that his department has succeeded in filling the void for a specific book aimed at tourists and others. An initiative of the Kamrup (Metro) District Administration, 'Alluring Guwahati', has been published by Wordweaves India with support from the State Bank of India, Northeast Circle.
 
Though the book is not a comprehensive edition on Guwahati, it can be used as a ready reference guide by first timers to the city as well as the citizens. For instance the History and Geography section of the book features important monuments with their history in brief. It showcases Guwahati as a haven of birds with famous religious landmarks and lists affordable city eateries including new and not-so-new fine dinning restaurants that dot the downtown area. The book guides where a visitor should look into for souvenirs and ethnic items. It presents a sneak peek into the Assamese way of life and the prevalent music scenario.
 
Of all it has been able to accommodate a mini yellow page of sorts featuring important phone numbers to help a traveler get around the city. The main texts of the book are by Ritparna Goswami Pande and photography by Anupam Nath. Priced at rupees two hundred and ninety nine 'Alluring Guwahati,' is available at all the leading bookshops in the city.
 
The launch saw the presence of celebrities, social activities, academics, tourism officials and several others. Speakers included the Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner Ashutosh Agnihotri, Assam Tourism Development Corporation Managing Director Anurag Singh, Secretary Tourism Government of Assam, Dhrubajyoti Hazarika and actors Kapil Bora and Nishita Goswami.

CRPF Sainik Sanmelan at Khonsa

28 Jun 2013 - 9:18am | Ripunjoy Das

The Commandant of the 36th CRPF BC Sharma addressed a Sainik Sanmelan at Khonsa, the district headquarters town of Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh on 24th June. He asked the officers and all ranks to work with utmost dedication and sincerity adding that they must place service and loyalty before self. He also highlighted some of the major achievements of the Battalion in maintain g law and order and rule of law. The Commandant   threw light on various civic actions schemes undertaken by the Battalion under his command. He was addressing the officers and the jawans before his departure on his transfer from Khonsa.

It may be mentioned here that during his 2-year tenure as CO, 36 BN CRPF, BC Sharma created six new company posts at Kaimai, Dadam, Tissa, Wakka, Longding and Deomali. He also conducted a number of civic action programmes in various places of the district which benefited the local people greatly. He was a great leader and guided his Battalion efficiently in containing insurgency in the district.