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Bineswar Brahma remembered

Bodo sahitya sabha and Bodo peoples remembered former president of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha late Bineswar Brahma on his 19th death anniversary on Monday at his burial place Chandamari in Kokrajhar.

Brahma was shot by armed militant cadres at his Bhetapara residence in Guwahati in 2000.

On his anniversary,BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary,Assam Social welfare minister Pramila Rani Brahma,Bodo sahitya sabha president Toren Boro,ABSU leader Lawrence Islary and several members paid floral tribute to Brahma and recalled his contributions.

Minister Brahma said that Bineswar Brahma was a great leader of the Bodos.

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Breeze of Change

22 Apr 2014 - 8:05pm | Ma Prem Naina

It's about time...It's about change. But is not every election about change. Change promised but not delivered.

This is a time when the world faces tremendous challenges for survival. Particularly India is a hot seat of fight against all primary real life problems. Gone 67 years since independence, still politicians are talking about food security bill. Fight against terrorism, rising commodity prices, falling economy, unemployment, illiteracy, access to quality and affordable healthcare, are just some of the real life problems we all face in this country today. The 2014 elections would have been no different than any other election except that it brought about a hope that change is possible. Across the country, people in cities and villages, living rooms and shacks are looking forward to a positive change in the country.

For Osho sannyasins, friends and people who have been reading and listening to Osho, it has not come as a surprise as it has, to many others. Osho has envisioned the need for such a change almost three decades ago.

“… a new dawn for the whole human race, a new innocence, a new childhood, a new satyuga -- the age of truth -- a new golden age is possible. But the positive people have to take the bold step of expressing themselves. They have not been doing that for the whole of history. They have enjoyed their experience, and they have thought their work was finished. I want you to remember always: When you have something to share, don't stop there; share it. Humanity is in need, as it has never been in need, of people who can create new hope for a new dawn.” –Osho (The New Dawn, Chapter 14, Question 1)

Power has the capacity to bring out the worst in a person. It has never been known in the whole history that power has brought out the best in anyone. Once a politician is in power, he becomes a totalitarian, he becomes dictatorial. He talks about democracy, but behind the democracy is dictatorship. It is always so. When the politician is not in power he is democratic; when he is in power all democracy disappears. It remains a mask, and all kinds of ugly desires start coming to the surface. But if a person is meditative, loving, power can bring the best out of him. Osho envisions the new humanity to make intelligent decisions and become aware of what is happening to their life and they have to do something about it.

If each individual does his bit towards a positive change, then change is definitely possible. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We have to become the change. This definitely reinforces the trust than anything is possible just you have to believe that you can.

Let merit will be the decisive factor because the ultimate merit dominates and influences the lower rungs and helps them to rise above their level. It has no vested interest, and because it has no vested interest, it is free and its insight is clear. It will be difficult for the intuitive person to explain anything to the instinctive person because they are so far apart, belonging to two different dimensions without any bridge. In the middle, the intellectual can be of immense help.

The universities, the colleges, the schools should not only teach political science but also teach political art, practical politics and prepare politicians, give them certain qualities. Then will come the day when the country will have leaders who are well-trained, cultured, know the art and the science of politics, and always ready to go to the professors, to the scholars. Then it will be possible to approach the highest level of meritocracy; the intuitive people. If this is possible then we will have, for the first time, something that is really human - giving dignity to humanity, integrity to individuals. For the first time you will have some real democracy in the world. What exists now as democracy is not democracy - it is mobocracy.

Osho further says, “we have to drop the idea that every man, just because he is twenty-one, is capable of choosing who is the right person to decide the fate of nations. Age cannot be the decisive factor. We have to change the decisive factor; that is changing the very foundation.

My suggestion is that only a person who is at least a matriculate should be able to vote. His age does not matter. For the local government, matriculation will be the qualification for the voters. And graduation from a university, at least a bachelor's degree, should be a necessary qualification for anybody running for election, for the candidates. A master's degree should be a minimum qualification for the one who is running for mayor. For the state elections, graduation with a bachelor's degree should be the minimum qualification for the voters. A master's degree in science, the arts, commerce, should be the necessary degree for the candidates. For the ministers an M.A. first class should be the minimum necessary qualification; more will be, of course, more appreciated. And anybody trying to become a minister will have to know something about the subject. His qualification should correspond to the subject matter that he is going to deal with in his ministership.”

Yes, that’s the change we as citizens of this country strive for, to leave the world more better and beautiful than we found it. Osho says, “Don't leave the world just the same as you have found it - make it a little better, make it a little more beautiful. Let there be a few more songs, a few more celebrations, let there be a few less wars, a few less politicians, let there be more love, less hatred.”

Wildlife Week Celebration in Kaziranga

30 Sep 2015 - 9:06pm | Subhamoy Bhattacharjee

Wildlife Trust of India with Assam forest department and International Fund for Animal Welfare is celebrating the week with lot of activities across Assam and northeast.

In the beginning of this week the organization rescued and released a hog badger,  a nearly threatened Schedule –I uncommon specie as per IUCN/WPA/Indian Status in Kaziranga National Park on Monday.

All this action (Rescue-Clinical Examination-Observation and release) has happened within 24-hours time frame, one of the quickest rescue and release of wildlife in Kaziranga.

The rarely seen strange looking animal by the people but mostly visible in Kaziranga landscape was a full grown female with 10.516 Kg, when the centre veterinarian did her body morphometery before clinical examination at Centre for Wildife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), the IFAW-WTI wildlife care facility near the world heritage site .

She was micro chipped before releasing back to the wild in Burhapahar forest range of Kaziranga National Park.


AIUDF alleges lack of care in detention camp

14 May 2017 - 12:21pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

 An eight members AUIDF delegation expressed grave concern over the plight of the people at a detention camp in Kojrajhar after they visited it recently.

During the recent visit, all eyes were fixed on Rashminara Begum who hailed from Goalpara district who was brought to the detention camp after her name was found in the doubtful voters’ list.

The AIUDF alleged that Rashminara who is a daughter of a freedom fighter has not been receiving proper health care after she gave birth to a baby inside the detention camp.

Led by Bilashipara west MLA and party leader Hafish Bashir Ahmed, the delegation  asked the authority to ensure proper health care for the lady.

Apart from Rahman, the delegation comprised Rahman, Ananta Kumar, Nazrul Haque, Sahabuddin Ahmed, Suzamuddin Laskar, Aziz Ahmed Khan, Anowar Hussain Laskar and Mamul Imdadul Haque.