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ATSU bandh total in Morigaon

Normal life came to a grinding halt in four districts following the 24-hour bandh call by the All Tiwa Students Union which ended on Saturday evening. The bandh call was given to demand immediate election in six Tiwa Autonomous Council constituencies in Kamrup (Metro) district. The impact of the bandh call was total in Morigaon district only. The other three districts -- Nagaon, Karbi Anglong an Dimasao - the bandh had partial effect on life. Mostly in Morigaon district, shops, business establishments and banks remained closed, while vehicles kept off the roads and National Highway 37. The day being a fourth Saturday of the month, state and central government offices remained closed, while educational institutions are on winter vacation. The Hindustan Paper Corporation Mill at Jagiroad was functioning normally with CISF personnel escorting the employees to their work place.

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Assam Rifles Commander visits Assam-Manipur border

25 Jan 2013 - 6:12pm | Anup Biswas

To assess the general security situation in these far flung and remote villages of Dima Hasao District, Brig  Gajinder Singh, Commander of Haflong based Assam Rifles Sector Headquarters at made a visit to the villages of Laisong, Hengrum and Baladhan along the Assam and Manipur border. During the visit  Commander interacted with the villagers and Gaon Buras discussing the security matters of the areas.  The villagers thanked the security forces for looking after their security concerns and appreciated that they have not been asked any taxes or extortion in the recent past.  They also praised the security forces in their effort to bring peace and development along the border areas

To further build the bridge between the locals of the Sub Division & the Assam Rifles  Jiribam based Assam Rifles Unit organized a meeting with local community members of Jiribam, representatives of Meira Paibis and the local press. The meet was attended by Commander of the Haflong based Assam Rifles Sector Headquarters. Commander of the Assam Rifles Sector Headquarters came to Jiribam & interacted with the locals. He interacted with representatives of the Meira Phabis, Gaon Buras of villages & local organizations. while interacting with locals assured them of full support of the Assam Rifles, a force with large number of troops from North Eastern States. It was decided that the local community, media, police and civil administration and Assam Rifles would work with coordination for upliftment and safety of all residents of the region. Any differences existing would be amicably resolved by all stake holders.

Assam Rifles Unit deployed in Jiribam has been successful in improving the internal security situation in the region specially for creating a secure environment in Jiribam Sub Division and for security of the important road link NH37 for facilitating connectivity between Assam and Manipur. The troops have been in the forefront in carrying out various civic action projects to meet the aspirations of the local populace. Troops have also provided solace to locals during times of natural calamity & need.             

The meeting was appreciated by the locals who assured their full support to      Assam Rifles in combating insurgents for bringing peace in Jiribam. The Assam Rifles officials thanked the local community members for their support and guidance and emphasized that troops would continue to carry out people friendly operations along with other security forces stated a press release issued by the Assam Rifles on January 24th.


Assam2008 held in USA

15 Jul 2008 - 8:16pm | editor
The NRI Assamese get together, Assam2008 of North America was held again this year on the 4th of July weekend. This annual event is part of an on-going effort to bring together the scattered Assamese community in North America for a celebration of Assamese heritage and culture. As always there is good fellowship, fun filled activities, cultural programs, special workshops, special presentations and of course lot of good food - catered and home baked. It was a 3 day event. The 1st day, July 3rd started with reception, registration, and then a group dinner at very nice restaurant where people can chat & socialize. The evening would have ended with dance to DJ Music. However, due to some family tragedy in one of the families this event was cancelled for the night. July 4th & 5th were filled many activities including options for families to go site seeing tour of nearby Valley Forge National Historical Park and Long Wood Botanical Garden during morning and early after noon.

Our guest artist for the event was well known Ms. Tarali Sarma, the only Assamese National Film Award winner for Best Female Playback Singer for the film Akashi Torar Kothare in 2004. She is a regular performing artist of All India Radio & Dooradarshan. She is a singer, composer, director, & philanthropist. Tarali not only performed on both days, but she also participated with our local talented artist Sankumani Sarma in a duet and played the harmonium in another song. She simply got everyone involved in singing and dancing on both days. Everyone had a blast having a good time and enjoyed her down to earth personality. We wish the best to Ms. Tarali Sarma and her family. Folks also bought Tarali’s latest CD like a hot cake.

In addition to our guest artist there were plenty other very talented artists who performed many different cultural items from flute recital, karate, Satriya dance, Assamese modern dance, Bihu dances, Husori, Hindi songs, Gazals, of course lot of Assamese songs, Bihu songs, Boro dances, too many to mention here. Thanks to all the talented local artists, without their support and participation we could not hold these events . The cultural show on 4th was started with a chorus specially composed for the event. Thanks go to Mrs. Anuja Bala Devi of Guwahati for composing. Music was given by her son Mr. Sankumani Sarma. Thank you Sankumani!

Some of the other highlights of the event was a workshop on CPR & Heimlich Maneuver, something everyone should know. Thanks to Dr. Nirode Das for this work shop where many got hands on training. FASS, Friends of Assam and Seven Sisters, USA representative Mr. Rajen Barua gave a very informative presentation on FASS and on the myriads of much needed projects the group is working on. He also showed the 1st ever Assamese audio-video show of a folk tale for children by Ankur Bora. And last but not least released "Learn Assamese with Flash Card", which sold like hot cakes.

By Dhruba Das, Pennsylvania, USA

Dotma HSS celebrated Platinum Jubilee

31 Jan 2016 - 6:10pm | Hantigiri Narzary

The Platinum Jubilee celebration of Dotma Higher Secondary School was concluded today after three-day long programme scheduled at school ground in Kokrajhar. 

An open meeting was held on the concluding day today with Garga Mahan Das, president of celebration committee and Dotma Revenue circle officer in the chair. 

The Dotma HS school was established in 1938 and dedicated towards building educational environment in the area. 

BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary graced as chief guest.

Borgoyary, in his speech said that the journey of the Dotma HS school in today's life is good step that has crossed 77 years in service of education in the region. He has lauded the contribution of the school while educating peoples since it's established in greater Dotma area in the district of Kokrajhar. 

'The school has a good name while educating good services, besides creating many good personality and educationist in the region', said Borgoyary. 

Former Rajya Sabha MP, Sahitya Academy awardee and ex student of the school Urkhao Gwra Brahma inaugurated the meeting. He said that the school in it's history has lots of contribution towards bringing educationist among society. 

Pradip Kumar Brahma, Kokrajhar west MLA, former president of Bodo sahitya sabha and noted writer Brajendra Kumar Brahma, former principals of the school Amarendra Nath Brahma, Rajendra Nath Brahma, Urna Chandra Brahma,Rameswar Brahma, Chakradhar Brahma, principal of the school were present in the meeting. 

Manik Kumar Brahma, vice principal of the school said that the school has been celebrating platinum jubilee this year which has crossed 77 years in it's existence since established. He said that the school produced large numbers of educated and many personalities are engaged in various top positions in their services across the country, besides creating social workers in the region. 

During the celebration, various competitions including games, literary, marathon race was organized among students.Seminar and ex students meet was also organized.

BTC executive member Rajib Brahma released the Platina souvenir on the second day of the celebration, Pradip Kumar Brahma, MLA laid foundation of medicinal garden at the school complex on Saturday to mark the celebration.