National Union of Journalists Assam chapter in association with Gramya Vikas Mancha has organized a media workshop on climate change and disaster risk reduction on June 6. The workshop will be held at Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok and begin at 10 am.
Dr Arabinda Mishra, director of Earth Science and Climate Change Division, The Energy and Resources Institute & dean of Faculty of Policy & Planning, TERI University will attend the workshop as the main resource person.
Professor Dulal Goswami will attend the inauguration session as an observer.
Journalists from Assam and other States of Northeast are participating in the workshop.
The daylong workshop is also expected to adopt some resolutions highlighting the need to sensitize and engage the media persons in the issue of climate change and disaster risk reduction.
Chief minister Tarun Gogoi is all set to expand his cabinet with the induction of four ministers anew on Tuesday. Governor PBAcharya will administer the new ministers the oath of office and secrecy at a brief function at the Raj Bawan in the morning. The four ministers include Gautom Roy and Siddique Ahmed.
Last year, Gogoi dropped Siddique Ahmed for dissidence while Roy was sacked after the massive reshuffle. Moreover, the 13 new parliamentary secretaries and the four ministers would get their portfolios towards the evening.
Security has been beefed up in Guwahati following ULFA’s threat to strike in the city with car blast. Checking has been intensified following intelligence inputs that cadres of ULFA opposed to peace talks between the rival faction and New Delh have been trying to sneak into the city. People have been asked to alert police about suspicious Maruti vans. All entry and exit routes are under strict vigil.