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Golden jubilee celebration of Namrup Sahitya Sabha starts

The year long Golden Jubilee of Namrup Sahitya Sabha is coming to an end with various cultural programmes. The programme was inagurated by working president Satrasingh Deuri.

Seminar, poetry, cultural night, Book release were part of the event.

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Opp attacks govt

15 Feb 2014 - 11:35am | AT News

The Opposition on Friday came down heavily on the Tarun Gogoi government alleging utter lawlessness and rampant corruption in the state.

Participating in the debate on the vote on account, AGP legislators have alleged that the government has failed on all fronts. “There is nothing in the vote on account that can cheer the common,” said the AGP legislators.

According to the AIUDF legislators, the vote on account has full of promises to woo the voters in the time of Lok Sabha polls. They told the House that the vote on account is only poll centric.

BJP legislators charged the government with desperately trying to woo the voters in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls. They said that the cheapest example is the Rs 200 financial assistance for the poor people for Rongali Bihu which would fail to woo the voters.    

Rich tributes paid to Dr Bhupen Hazarika at Raha

7 Nov 2011 - 8:48pm | Dibya J Borthakur

A pioneer of Assamese music and cinema Dr Bhupen Hazarika’s death has been deeply and widely mourned by all walks of people and the members of different socio-cultural and other organizations at Raha. The Raha town committee, Raha unit of AASU, NSUI, AJYCP, Raha Sports Assocition, Raha Press club, Business community, and several other socio-cultural organizations offered their condolences and prayed for eternal peace for his departed soul.

The residents of Raha also lighted an earthen lamp in front of their houses in respect to the departed soul of Dr. Hazarika who came to Raha in 2002 to join a Bihu programme. A local bandh was also observed today from 6 a.m to 1 p.m as part of tribute to the departed soul of “ The jajabr ”

Sattras and Dargahs of Assam - new coffee-table book from Assam

12 Apr 2010 - 4:23pm | editor

Chord of Harmony: The Sattras & Dargahs of Assam, like the subjects themselves, is actually a reflection of the philosophy of humanism and universal brotherhood propagated by the great saints of Assam, Srimanta Sankardeva and Azaan Pir—a philosophy nurtured and carried forward by the later apostles and followers of both the saints. The Sankardeva movement, spearheaded by the Vaishnavite monasteries called the sattras, not only watered down the system of discrimination on the basis of caste, but also strived to save the society from practices of religious bigotry and untouchability by creating a system of harmonious co-existence. If the sattras remind people of Sankardeva’s contribution to social cohesion and the socio-cultural and literary resurgence in Assam, the dargahs, as the graves of the Muslim spiritual leaders are known, have remained the strongest symbols of the teachings of the Muslim pirs who did come to spread Islam, but stressed on unity among people of all faiths. No wonder, these dargahs spread across Assam are a favourite destination of both Muslims and Hindus, besides people of other faiths. Wasbir Hussain and Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta bring out the stories of these religious leaders who were great unifiers of people by featuring some of the sattras and dargahs.

Pages: 188

Price Rs 2000 / USD 60.

For copies contact: / +91-361-2663458