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Free medical camp by Army

Namrup: The Maibella Army Camp under DAO Division organized a free medical check up and assistance camp as part of the Army’s “Winning of Heart and Mind Campaign Drive” in Rohdoi  Ali village of Charaideo  district recently. The camp was attended by some 400 people from 10 neighbouring villages. Free medicines were also distributed among the patients. 

 

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Int'l book fair at Bagduar Nwgwr from Mar 16

9 Mar 2017 - 3:23pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Preparations are in full swing to host international book fair cum literary festival, cultural exchange, food festival and trade fair beginning from March 16 with week long colorful programmes to be held at Bagduar Nwgwr, Bijni in Chirang district.

Speaking the reporters at a Press Conference held at Kokrajhar Press Club on Wednesday in Kokrajhar,Umesh Chnadra Brahma,executive secretary of Bodo Writers’s Academy and chairman of Media & Communication of Reception Committee of the event said the international event has been organized in connection with celebration of 33rd foundation day of the Bodo Writers' Academy , an organization of Bodo writers. He said that Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will grace as chief guest while Hagrama Mohilary, BTC chief will be attending as inaugurator on the open session on the concluding day of the event on March 23.

 He said there would be various colorful programmes, which included creative literature, seminar, cultural exchange, book fair, indigenous food items, get together with book publishers would be organized in the event. He said Dr Rupali Swargiary, noted writer of Baksa district has been named for Asha Mushahary Literary Award for her Khwmsi Okrangao Gwrlwi Okhapwr book (short story). She has been named by Jury Board at an executive meeting of Bodo Writers' Academy with Rajen Basumatary in the chair held at Tengfakhri Bhawan in Bijni.The award comprises of cash 10,000, citation and a momento which would be conferred during the international event.

Incomplete Jyoti-Bishnu cultural complex

19 Jul 2016 - 6:56pm | Shajid Khan

At a time when slogans of Hagrama Mahillary's much hyped model BTC are in air the incomplete project of Jyoti-Bishnu cultural complex at Bhergaon has reiterated the  allegations of misappropriation of funds in BTC region.

As per sources an amount of fifty lakhs had been sanctioned for the construction of the Jyoti-Bishnu cultural complex in the year 2014 . In hope to develop the same the local people had also donated 2 bighas of land. But the abandoned state of the incomplete project covered by wild grasses has splashed water in the dream of the local people. 
As per revelant sources out of 50 lakhs an amount of 32 lakhs has already been withdrawn by the constructors.  The local people have alleged that the constructors have siphoned huge amount of money and left the project incomplete. The project is lying in a deplorable condition and getting degraded with passage of time. The local people and student organizations have expressed resentment over the inconpletion of the project and urged the authorities concerned to take necessary action as to complete the project at the earliest.

 

Tangkhuls in Bangaluru show solidarity to Tangkhul Naga Football Centenary, 2017

18 Nov 2017 - 8:18am | Jenny Thingshung

 

Showing solidarity and support for the upcoming Tangkhul Naga Football Centenary (TNFC) in Manipur’s Ukhrul District, Tangkhul Baptist Church, Bangalore (TBCB) and Tangkhul Katamnao Long Bengaluru organised a "Run for Peace" and "Run for Centenary" respectively in Bengaluru on Thursday. 

 

Recalling the 66th labour corps from Manipur, Pastor Khayaipam Khamrang of TBCB states that such development should be encouraged. Pastor Khamrang concluded with warm wishes towards the success of the football centenary program.

 

TNFC, an initiative of Araang League, is a commemoration of the Tangkhul players from the 22nd Manipur Labor Corps who played for the 66th unit team in Blargies, France during WWI, 1917. In lieu of the centenary, a tournament is set to be held from 5th to 18th December

 

On 15th November, Tangkhul students in Guwahati also organized the "Run for Centenary" rally at Guwahati University Campus. The run was participated by around 70 people, including the Tangkhul well wishers and elders from Guwahati. The group also took a pledge to support the TNFC. The pledge reads, "We the Tangkhul Community, along with our well wishers here in Guwahati hereby come together this day the 15th of November, 2017 do pledge our solidarity towards the Tangkhul Naga Football Centenary, 2017, in commemoration of the 66th labour corps France 1917, to be held in December, in Ukhrul and do hereby undertake this mass rally in solidarity with the Tangkhul Naga Football Centenary. May our lord and savior Jesus Christ bless us all."

 

In 1917 , an 11 team member consisting of Rev. William Pettigrew’s student played against the French opponent. They were first introduced to football in 1907. The name of the 11 members included Chara, Haitong, Kanrei, Khorkham, Lungthuk, Ngashangshi, Porom Singh, Reichumhao, Tariya, Wokkha and Wungzek. 

 

The tournament will see 16 teams competing for the top prize of five lakhs rupees (Rs.5, 00,000) in cash and the trophy and other individual awards. Through this initiative, Araang league wanted to highlight the importance of football, which ‘empowers the youth and dissuade them from defiant behaviour’. The TNFC has roped in several stars, singers and celebrities including designer Asa Kazingmei and the reigning Miss Manipur Phapha Gachui, 2016 as ambassadors for the forthcoming tournament.