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Republic Day celebration by Assam Association, Delhi

You are cordially invited to attend the Republic Day celebration by Assam Association, Delhi at Srimanta Sankaradeva Bhawan on 26th January 2012 at 10.30am.

Dr. Sashanka Sk. Dutta (RSVP: 9818241962)
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PM steps down

17 May 2014 - 8:58pm | editor

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh put in his papers before the President on Saturday. Dr Singh, who represents Assam in the Rajya Sabha, rushed to president Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan at 12.30 in the afternoon where he tendered his resignation letters. Mukherjee accepted his letter and requested Dr Singh to continue the office till the next candidate takes over as the prime minister. Dr Singh, a professor and economist and former RBI governor was inducted in the Narasimha Rao cabinet as finance minister in 1991. In 1992, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Assam. Later in 20 04, when the party regained power he was sworn in as prime minister. He continued the office when the party retained power at the centre in 2009.

Antarctica Expedition member visits Don Bosco University

1 Sep 2013 - 9:07pm | CM Paul

The Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) had a visit from the one and only member of the Antartica Expedition 2013 from Northeast India. Rituraj Phukan from Nagaon  (Assam) was part of 30 member international expedition organized by legendary Robert Swan who is the only man who has walked both to North and South Poles.

Phukan who joined members from 18 countries in Robert Swan led “Inspire Antarctic Expedition 2013” addressed the ADBU students and faculty during an hour long morning session, 29 August.

He spoke on “Environmental Protection and Climatic Change” with illustrations and a short film on the expedition.

Phukan travelled to Antarctica last April as a team member on the 2041 Organization to complete the ‘Leadership on the Edge’ personal leadership and environment sustainability program. 2041 Organization takes its name from the year 2041 when the Organization for the Conservation of Antarctica will come up for review.

Explaining the consequence of global warming and climatic change on Antarctica the last great wilderness on earth  Phukan said, “if Antarctic ice melts inordinately, firstly we will have “climate refugees” who will flood into Assam from neighbouring Bangladesh.”

Secondly, the climatic change will affect Assam’s tea industry.

Thirdly the climatic effect will cause the Himalayan Glaciers to melt and flood the rivers originating from there.

Answering student question what they could do to help contain the depletion of the ozone layer  Phukan spelt out very practical daily action such as not to waste energy and fuel (electricity, oil) and to control wastage of paper which students carelessly throw away.

 Phukan’s selection as one of 30 persons from among thousands of applicants worldwide reflects his dedication and grassroots based environment & wildlife conservation efforts.  

Since 2001 as the Secretary General of Green Guard Nature Organization, a Nagaon based NGO he has taken community based initiatives for habitat protection, man vs animal conflict mitigation, anti poaching awareness, promotion of recycling, and tree plantation.

 Phukan also invited adventurous students to join the next expedition scheduled to leave on 8 March 2014, from Ushuaia, Argentina.

Since 2003, Robert Swan and his Team 2041 has taken selected people from the corporate, academic and environment fields to Antarctica, to gain first hand knowledge of the continent’s fragile ecosystem, experience its unique wildlife, the effect of global warming and climate change and how they can be countered by promotion of recycling, renewable energy and sustainability.

AASU leader joins BJP

18 Feb 2014 - 10:30pm | AT News

Senior AASU leader Rituparna Baruah on Tuesday joined BJP a day after he quit the student leader.

Baruah, the central committee member joined the party at a meeting in presence of state unit president Sarbananda Sonowal.