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Journalist meet to 'Focus on Assam' on June 14 at London

  • Journalist meet to 'Focus on Assam' on June 14 at London
    Journalist meet to 'Focus on Assam' on June 14 at London

The High Commission of India partnering Tea Board of India is organising a flagship event on Assam  -  "The Gateway of India's North - East" on June 14 at Mayfair, London. The summit will address key issues related to the overall socio-economic development of the North East.

The topic for the panel discussion is "The role of India's North - East in Global development" - will witness the coming together of a number of top UK & India journalists. The highlights of this panel discussion featuring diverse themes with eminent speakers, emphasising infrastructure, investment, economy and ethnicity connected with the state which would open up international connectivity leading to an unprecedented boon to the state.

The panelists will be led by Humphrey Hawksley, BBC Foreign correspondent, author and commentator on world affairs, Amit Roy (President of the Indian Journalists' Association), Telegraph India & Eastern Eye, Vijay Mehta, Chair of Uniting for Peace and Founding Trustee of Fortune Forum Charity. The meeting will be chaired by Rita Payne, President , Commonwealth Journalists Association (UK branch).

The interactive session will be graced by Simon Hughes, The Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats and  Sukhdev Singh Sidhu, Minister Coordination, UK India High Commission.

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Illegal felling of Sal trees, deforestation would be checked

5 Jun 2016 - 10:19pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

BTC Deputy Chief Kampa Borgoyary, who is also forest department in-charge said that illegal felling of Sal trees and deforestation activities would be checked with stern mesaures at a ny cost in the region to protect forest and environment.On the other hand, the World Enironment Day was also observed in Kokrajhar,heart of BTAD administration along with rest of the world on Sunday. Borgoyary,along with his wife Rashmi Borgoyary planted sapling along the JD Road at Titaguri on the occasion of World Environment Day,was jointly organised by BTC forest department,135 Battalion(Bn) eco Task Force and Second battalion of Rajput Army. Dr LR Bishnoi, Assam ADGP and BTAD(IGP) and Shyamal Prasad Saikia,SP Kokrajhar also planted saplings at Dimalgaon Reserve Police complex in the district,which was organised by Kokrajhar dsitrict police administration. Borgoyary said that the BTC administration has been taking strong measures to protect forest and environment by initiating sapling plantations across the region.Expressing serious concern over the illegally felling of Sal trees aling the Nayekgaon forest range recent,Borgoyary has urged the concern department official to take stern step against smuggling activities and involved culprits be nabbed to check illegally penetrated in the area.He also said that no any tolerance would be beared whenever it is seeing on forest atrocities.He has directed forest officials to step with strong measures and stop felling of trees and atroctoes on wildlife.

Borgoyary said, “The forest department has been stepping stern step against illegal timber smuglling along Nayekgaon Range office as well all over the region of BTAD. He asked forest officials to take protection of forest wealth at any cost”.

‘We planted sappling on the occasion with support of Eco Task Force and local peoples with building green and healthy environment in the region. We have also stepped to plant more sapplings along the educational institution,river side and road sides’,Borgoyary added.

BP Sega,CO of the Eco Task Force said that we planted several plants to make beautification of the region among human living. Segan said that we have been planted several saplings along the road side and educational institutions in the area,besides preserving natural beauty and protection of wildlife in the region since eight years last.Citizens must protect environment and share while planting trees.

Dr LR Bishoi Assam ADGP and BTAD(IGP) while planting sappling on the occasion said that police administration in the area planted sapplings to mark the day with involving police jawan and officials for making healthy environment in the world.

Bishnoi said that police administration also observed the day with planting over 1000 plants in our reserve complex and police station complexes. This is very must needed to keep green and healthy environment among human society. Shyamal Prasad Saikia,SP Kokrajhar said that all police station and outposts will be witnessed of beauty of trees because this year police adiministartion planned to plant saplings.

Health check up camp at Guwahati

9 Mar 2015 - 10:39pm | Ranjan K Baruah

A free health check up camp was held at Rupnagar LP School, Guwahati on SUnday.  It was attended by many experienced doctors from Wintrobe Hospital, other invitees and people from the locality who got the benefit from the free health check up camp. Dr Pranjal Barman, Dr Diganta Brahma, Dr Apurba Baishya, Dr Pragyan Kalita, Dr G Hazong and Dr Nareswar Barman (Cardiology) rendered their free service for the needy people.  More than one hundred and twenty people were benefitted from the health camp who received services from the doctors and other health professionals.  Some blood tests were done apart from providing some free medicine. Ratul Das and Alvish Ali Nawaz from Niddaan, the organiser, coordinated the health camp which has been praised by the local people. Nidaan was previously known as Ayushman which has changed its name in last general meeting.

NE Handloom and Handicraft Fair at NEDFi Haat begins

22 Aug 2008 - 3:52am | editor
The season for exhibitions begins at NEDFi-Haat with the inauguration of the annual week-long “North East Handloom & Handicraft Fair 2008” on August 21. The exhibition was inaugurated by Gyanpeeth Awardees Dr. Mamoni Roysom Goswami. The handloom and handicraft products from all the N.E. states including Sikkim are opened up for the city dwellers. The products range from the Pat-Muga items from Assam, Dry Flowers from Manipur, fine crafted artifacts from Nagaland, handloom of Arunachal Pradesh, Handmade paper items from Sikkim etc. which will be some major attractions for the collectors who appreciate products with ethnic identity.

On the same occasion valedictory session was conducted by distribution of certificates to the trainees of NEDFi organized 20 days training programme on “Integrated Design and Skill Development on Water Hyacinth (Pani Meteka)” which was stared from 1st August to 20th August, 2008. Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes)(Pani Meteka) is an aquatic plant which can live and reproduce, & floating freely on the surface of fresh waters or can be anchored in mud. The plant originated in the Amazon Basin and was introduced into many parts of the world as an ornamental garden pond plant due to its beauty. Because of its abundance , water hyacinth provides a good scope for its use in production of various types of baskets and containers. Countries like Thailand , Malaysia and China are producing beautiful products based on water hyacinth and it has a niche market because of its natural fiber. The design and skill has to be of excellent quality to fetch its premium price. Realizing this NEDFi has arranged this 20 days programme at R&D Centre, Khetri which have commenced from 1st August,08 . The designers have been brought from Industry Crafts Foundation, Bangalore and skilled artisans from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura are participating in the event. Artisans who were skilled in the woven works of Cane, Jute or Kauna are selected so that they can easily get themselves acquainted with the new media of water hyacinth and use their skill to produce desired quality. These artisans who are selected from different NGOs, can be used by the NGOs as their master trainers so that the technique can be spread all across the Region.

The training programme is conducted by NEDFi under its “Aggressive International Marketing Programme” where the organizations producing the product will be provided with other support activities for promotion of the product in export market. Initially two to three units will be selected for the Indian Handicraft and Gift Fair, which is held at India Exposition Mart, Noida in the month of October and February , every year. This Fair is visited by many a foreign buyers and is the biggest fair on handicraft products in India for export.

The sample products will be also displayed in this fair on NEDFi Haat during the time of NE Handloom & Handicraft Fair, 08.