At this time of disbelief, mistrust and unrest among various groups in Assam, a number of organizations have been working selflessly to foster brotherhood and Milita Shilpi Samaj is one of them. The prime objective of this organization, which was founded way back in 1960 in the historic township of Sivasagar, is to bind humanity together through propagation of culture and sports. During the two and half score of years of its stay, the organization has been striving hard to fulfill its avowed objectives. Some of its regular activities include staging of theatrical performance in Assam in particular and different places of India in general, holding of games and sports among the North Eastern states of India and other socio-cultural activities. It had organized panchayat level football competition, friendly football matches with teams of neighboring states, celebrating Shilpi Divas, felicitation of artist, financial assistance to the needy artists and the like.
While everybody is focused more on problem than on solution, this organization through organizing sports and cultural activities, has in fact come up with innumerable innovative ideas and strive meticulously for social, cultural and political goodwill and co-operation. Of late under the dynamic leadership of its sports and cultural secretary Mr. Sameer Gogoi this organization has taken a number of innovative activities to foster and reaffirm the age-old friendly relationship amongst different ethnic and religious groups of Assam. Recently it has organized a special public cultural celebration at Sivasagar in collaboration with prestigious Trend MMS group in order to galvanize the people of different ethnic groups to promote peace and harmony in the region.
Yet another earthquake jolted Assam and its neighbouring states on Sunday triggering panic among the people. The mild tremor shook the state at 8-32 in the evening in Guwahati where people tried to come out of their houses fearing huge damage. But the tremor lasted only for a few seconds.
The announcement of Sonari district to be curved out of Sivasagar draws overwhelming joy. People in large number came out to the road to celebrate the announcement assoonas it came simultaneously from Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi from Guwahati and education minister Sarat Borkotoky from Sonari on Saturday.
Borkotoky who claimed to have been demanding Sonari as a full fledged district for the last 15 years started shedding his tears assoonas he announced it.
Till midnight people in many places in Charaideo celebrated the announcement bursting fire crackers followed by feasting till late night.
Political experts told Assam Times that the veteran Congressleader ensured it keeping in view of the career of his son whose son is in the race for ticket from the constituency.
“His son if allowed to contest would be able to win the assembly polls early next year. That’s the only reason why Borkotoky has been demanding Sonari or Charaideo as a full fledged district six or seven months before the assembly poll,” said Suresh Chandra Gogoi who teaches political science with a local college.
An aged Congressleader called it an intelligent move of the education minister to ensure the popularity of his son who is one of the ticket aspirants from Sonari in lieu of his father who is expected to retire.
The 25-year-old singer popular rock singer from Assam reaches the grand finale of an international talent hunt organised by an Australian music company. According to a music company SUTASI, Joshua Queah is one of the four contestants in Soloist Category from South Asia who has made it to the finals of the programme to be held at New York and Los Angeles next month.
There are three categories in the contest--Bands, Soloists and Songwriters--with one finalist from each category selected from each region-- South East Asia, South Asia and North East Asia. The singer, whose band 'Casino Blues' had won the coveted All India DSP Black Rock-i-lution Contest in Mumbai recently, is a familiar name among western music buffs in north-east. His band had earlier won several regional and national competitions like IIT Rock Contests, North East Rock Festival, Campus Rock Idol and Independence Rock.