Assam journalist to speak at Asia Student Leadership Conference
In a first of sorts, Guwahati-based writer and activist Aiyushman Dutta has been invited as a Guest Speaker to the prestigious Asia Student Leadership Conference in Singapore to be held from July 5-7, 2019. Dutta, a prolific author of a number of books on Northeast Indian culture and oral and folk traditions, has been invited to address representatives of 20 participating countries on ‘Food Anthropology’. He had earlier authored the book, ‘Food Trail: Discovering Food Culture of Northeast India”, which also includes narratives from more than 15 prominent voices of the region.
The Asia Student Leadership Conference is organized by Smile Asia, a Asia-centric international children’s medical charity that provides free surgery and treatment to children with facial deformities, forever changing their lives. Smile Asia Programme Executive Paige Low said, “Launched in 2012, ASLC is part of our initiative to inspire and instill a sense of volunteerism in students. This year’s conference will be attended by some 60 participants, including over 30 students from 11 participating countries. We are happy to extend the invitation to Aiyushman Dutta from India to attend the Conference as our guest speaker.”
Aiyushman Dutta’s other major authored and edited works include a coffee table on Northeast India for NEZCC (Ministry of Culture, Govt of India), the first-ever encyclopedia of folk dances of India for the Ministry of Culture, Govt of India and the first coffee table on the Hornbill festival. An activist at heart, he had initiated the mega Guwahati International Music Festival from 2011. A resource person of the Ministry of Culture, he had earlier been invited to Bangladesh to talk on Northeast Indian culture to university students.
7 Jul 2018 - 11:06pm | AT News
GUWAHATI: Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the office building of Assam Police Cyberdome project under Moitri at a programme held at special branch headquarters in Kahilipara, Guwahati on Saturday. The Cyberdome Project of Assam Police aims to empower police forces to use information and communication technology for better service delivery, create digital repository of its available databases on crime insurgency, terrorism and related cases. The project also aimed at constant capacity building of the police personnel for better policing of the cyber space and issues affecting the general population at large. The project has been conceptualized to provide advanced platform for addressing cyber crime and related issues under the purview of cyber laws. Inaugurating the building, chief minister Sonowal said, “In 21st century, extensive use of science and technology has attributed to the creation of digital era. Crimes perpetrated in this digital era have also assumed digital significance. In such a situation digital empowerment of police organisation will lead to better policing which will culminate into safer state”. “We all should take responsibility to augur an ambience where cyber-users can use internet to create harmony in our society,” he added. He further said that the project is the corollary of Smart Police Project which is brain-child of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Once the Cyberdome project is fully implemented Assam Police will be empowered to use cutting-age technology to crack down on crime and its manifestations. The state-of-the-art building will house cyber infrastructure which can help to use internet for the betterment of humanity. Sonowal urged the internet users in the state to use it to strengthen the age old amity and bonhomie existing in Assam. He moreover, hailed Assam Police for its intervention from time to time to prevent any situation snowballing into major problem. He also took into account the role of the police force and urged upon it to use ICT (Information and communication technology) to fight against different evils right from corruption to superstition. Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia, special DG special branch Pallab Bhattacharyya and a host of senior police officers were present at the programme.
13 Jun 2015 - 2:55pm | AT News
Two prominent former student leaders are set to join BJP on Sunday. Former AJYCP president Manoj Baruah and former ATTSA leader Taresh Goala are set to join the party at a meeting in the District Library in presence of top leaders of the ruling party.
Apart from state unit president Siddharth Bhattacharya, Union sports minister Sarbanada Sonowal are scheduled to attend the meeting on Sunday.
30 Oct 2014 - 6:46am | AT News
NorthEast United finally played draw with Delhi Dynamo. With this, NorthEast also maintained their third spot with eight points from five games. Now Delhi Dynamos remained on fourth in the league standings with six points from four matches.
Goalkeeper T P Rehenesh made three saves to prevent Delhi Dynamos to score goals before the two sides settled for a goal-less draw at the Hero Indian Super League match in Delhi on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old promising goal keeper denied Delhi captain Alessandro del Piero in his first goal of the ISL in the 39th minute . The Kerala player then made diving saves to deny Delhi striker Hans Mulder twice – in the 87th and 90th minutes.
Without Joan Capdevila and Koke the match was evenly contested with the biggest crowd turning up at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The duo did not play because of injuries.