Black Belt for 10 year old
A 10 year old karate player from Nagaon brings laurels to the district after earning Black belt in a Karate competition organized by International Shorin-Ryu Seibukan Karate Do Association , Assam , in Guwahati recently.
Jyotiraditya Khaund , a fifth standard student of Riveral School , Nagaon is also the youngest Black Belt holder of the district. He won Gold medal in the sixth International Karate competition held in Jaipur city , Rajasthan in 2015. He bagged a Silver medal in the All India Inter-School Karate competition organized by Assam Seinsikai karate Do Association in Guwahati in 2014. Similarly, He secured first positions at the Nagaon district Karate competition and South Assam Zone Karate competitions apart from securing third position in the recently held All Assam Sotkan Do Karate competition.
Jyotiraditya has set his eyes on continuing karate and is hopeful of getting more better. His parents , Sushil Kumar Khaund and Nabanita Khaund , a resident of Panigaon area of Nagaon are pleased with their son’s success. Jyotiraditya is learning Karate from Ramen Pal Das and Dip Gogoi .
26 Apr 2010 - 12:19pm | editor
Similar to 2009, this year also Jetuka, Greater Assamese Community, Seattle, USA had a grand Bihu celebration on 17th April in Redmond, Washington, USA. About 70 people gathered on the occasion with lots of Bihu snacks followed by a colorful entertainment of cultural evening. Cultural program started with chorus “Axom Aamar Rupohi….”. Kids perform fashin show and recitals etc. The community performs colorful Husori and lot of other program. The event also included spot quiz with spot prizes. Niribili perform flute recital of Lakhminath Bezbarua’s O’mor aponar dekh…”. During the program Satyajit Nath briefed the community about adopt a child program initiated by AFNA. End of the cultural program Vavani Sarmah given a slide show presentation about Indian Cancer Care Network (www.CancerCare.Net.in ) and the services provided in India in general and Assam in Particular.
25 May 2017 - 7:25pm | AT News
The member-journalists of Guwahati Press Club on Thursday (25 May) remembered soft-spoken journalist Mithu Choudhury, who died last week after suffering from various ailments. Choudhury , 53, lately used to contribute for various news portals and his focus area was insurgency in northeast India. The speakers of the memorial meeting described Choudhury as an honest and dedicated journalist. They also appreciated Choudhury’s commitment to the medium for which he had to sacrifices a lot. Till his untimely death, Choudhury maintained his identity as a working journalist based in the city. The participants also observed one-minute silence to pay respect to the departed soul. They also contributed financial assistances to his family.
The meeting was addressed by senior journalists Rupam Barua, Ranen Kumar Goswami, Nava Thakuria, DN Singh, Prasanta Majumder, Dilip Sarma, Peter Alex, Arindam Roy, Dixit Sarma, Beauty Barman, Azlina Khanam, Sanjay Roy, Sanjoy Das, Bhaskarjyoti Das, Diganta Das, Dhiraj Deka etc.
18 Apr 2014 - 10:38pm | Hitesh Kalita
Washington D.C Assamese community of has been proudly celebrating Rongali bihu for past several years. The community gathered in Sally Ride School Auditorium on April 12, 2014 to celebrate the Bohag Bihu events. Weather was sunny, with an average temperature and almost 100 people from New Jersey, Northern Virginia and Marryland gathered to celebrate the blissful event It was a fun filled get together of the Assamese diaspora ,many extending their family ties to a broader and multicultural ethnicity. The day began with the traditional and some innovative snacks consisting of Pitha, Laroo, sweets, samosa, jolpan etc. Around 4:00 PM a cultural program started to showcase talents of young and adults by dancing, singing and playing musical instruments. Washington D.C Bihu committee has been releasing a Bihu Megazine ‘JAAPI’ since 2013. This was magazine was digitally printed and each copy was distributed per family. Mrs Dullali Permettuler was the Editor for the magazine. Sikha Sarmah and Anjana Bordoloi was the coordinator for Assamese translation.Minister for Community Affairs at the Embassy of India, Mr N.K Mishra was present in the Bihu and praised the community for doing such events in Washington D.C.
Cultural program then started witha Chorus Assamese song “Agni Tikhare…” (lyrics by Bhupen Hazarika). The chorus group was lead by internationally recognized Assamese singer Mr Rabain Goswami and Arundhoti Sarma. Rabin Goswami individual performance brought soul of Bhupen Hazarika in the crowd and the crowd was applauding his voice by remembering Bhuenda. A fashion show was conducted by Fashion designer Lumbini Bora.
A sumptuous Bihu dinner followed the cultural program. The dishes, cooked and contributed by every family, were primarily prepared to Assamese taste and included North Indian dishes that enriched the diversity of the menu and the celebration. There was a fund-raising conducted by Mr Krishna Hazarika to support BPL students in Assam. The celebration was then culminated with Mukoli Bihu, which was a heart and soul of that evening and sparkled the atmosphere. Their energy and enthusiasm dissipated throughout the hall and the audience took part in dancing as individual, couple and in group. The cultural program was then ended with a thank you speech from Krishna Hazarika. Rongali bihu celebration was then concluded in the middle of the night with words of thanks and blessings to everyone for a successful new year.