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Shillong film festival concludes

The three day Festival of Regional Films - India 2010 with the theme ‘The Natives of A Nation’ organized by the North East Film and TV Producers’ Directors’ Association (NEFTPDA) and with Riti Academy of Visual Arts came to an end on December 4.

The Best Film Award was shared by the documentary film ‘Malsawmi’ and ‘Haranor Tikit’ while ‘The Silent Darkness’ won the second best fim award. Special Jury Mention was bagged by a documentary film ‘Walk with Me’ directed by Kivini Shohe of Nagaland. The Best Director Award was given to Napoleon R Z Thanga of Mizoram for his film ‘Malsawmi’. Earlier, on December 2, the festival was inaugurated by R G Lyngdoh, Chairman Meghalaya Tourism Development Forum (MTDF). He lauded the organizers for hosting such an event.

Meanwhile, NEFTPDA president Jahnu Barua said film should not be understood as an absolute entertainment. He further said film is a universal language that can motivate and drive people towards a change of the society. The opening film at the festival was ‘Ka Phor Sorat’ by Raphael Warjri.

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Tribute to Lachit Borphukan

24 Nov 2017 - 12:50pm | AT News

GUWAHATI: Assam pays tributes to Lachit Barphukan across the state on Friday highlighting the great strength and courage of the Ahom General who defeated the Mughals in the battle of Saraighat.

Chief minister Sarbanabda Sonowal took the lead to pay homage to the war hero at the central function organized at theSankardeb Kalakhetra. In his speech to the nation Sonowal said the Assamese must progress with the valour and courage shown by the Ahom general who saved the nation from the Mughals.

He said his government will not tolerate any attempt to belittle Assam and it's interest. Before that Sonowal laid floral wreath at the statue of the Ahom General on the Brahmaputra.

Many organizations in Guwahati, Nagaon, Morigaon, Tezpur, Biswanath, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Lakhimpur and Dhemaji also observed the Lachit Divas remembering the Saraighat hero and his courage and sacrifice.




New Assam Olympic Association body formed

26 Aug 2007 - 4:03am | editor
Guwahati: The much-awaited annual general meeting of the Assam Olympic Association was held today which retained Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi as the President of the organization. However, the posts of the secretary and treasurer saw two new faces this time. Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain replaced outgoing secretary Mukut Medhi while Raj Kakoti, assistant secretary of the former committee, has taken over the post of treasurer.
The annual general meeting of the AOA, held at the Sarusajai Sports complex today, was presided over by President Tarun Gogoi. Many new faces, a few of them being State ministers like Himanta Biswa Sharma and Gautam Roy, have been included in the committee.
The Chief Minister also proposed several steps in the meeting for the upliftment of sports in
Assam. He said that a sports authority of Assam will soon be formed to look after the newly-built sports infrastructure in the State. The setting up of a sports academy in the State also figured among his proposals.

The meeting affiliated four district sports associations-those of Nalbari, Goalpara, Bongaigaon and Udalguri. Two State sports associations- rugby and lawn bowl- were also affiliated to the apex body. Meanwhile, newly-elected secretary of the Assam Olympic Association Rockybul Hussain today said that his association would give priority to trace out hidden talents from different parts of the State. He also advocated for the revival of the State Games.

Pillion riding banned in Udalguri district

18 Nov 2010 - 2:18am | Jayanta Kumar Das

In view of the subversive activities by anti social elements,particularly by the NDFB(R) ,the District Magistrate of Udalguri, has banned pillion riding in the district by order dated 11 November,2010.Only children below 5 years and women have been exempted.