It will address the need to include community concerns and priorities as well as robust research in informing and redesigning policies. This assumes priority given the devastation caused by recent earthquakes in Nepal and Manipur and the vulnerability of the entire NER as well as the Himalayan region to seismic activity.
In addition, the need for vernacular architecture (traditional housing) will also be emphasised including the Mishing style houses along the Brahmaputra, the Assam-type house as well as the importance of allying traditional styles to modern technology to make buildings, villages and cities safe during disasters. Innovations from the Sunderbans, the North-east and other places will be presented along with official framework for improved safety and outreach.
The conference is being conducted in collaboration with the National Institute for Disaster Management in New Delhi, the North Eastern Council and the National Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Policy (Ahmedabad).
Speakers and participants include Kiren Rijiju, MoS for Home, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla of Mizoram, Prof Shiv Vishwanathan, Dr. Shekhar Pathak of PAHAR, PD Rai, Sikkim MP as well as members of the state disaster management teams from different states, officials, specialists, researchers and activists from NE states, Uttarkhand, other parts of Indiaas well as Nepal.
One of the highlights will be the Centre's Annual Cultral Evening showcasing Northeastern musical talent: this time it is the turn of rap singer BK Hrangkhawl, performing to the theme of 'Roads to Peace: take me home'.. Other groups will also be performing at the Safdar Hashmi Ampitheatre on February 23rd evening.
Kokrajhar district team spotted first with won 9 gold medals in the All Assam Inter District Junior Archery Championship,2015,concluded today after two-day programme scheduled at KDSA ground in Kokrajhar.
BTC executive member Rajib Brahma graced the prize dsitribution ceremny aschief guest and distributed prizes among aprticipants.
Kokrajhar won 15 medals including 9 gold,5 silver and none bronze.Bhergaon team bagged 11 medals incliding 3 gold,five silver and 3 bronze;Gossaigaon won 3 medlas including one gold,Sibsagar got five medals including two silver,Gaolpara bagged three bronze,NFR bagged four medals including one gold and dibrugarh bagged three medals including two silver in the championship.
Ajay Kumar Basumatary,vice president,Nabajyoti Basumatary,secretary of the Assal Archery Association,Simson Moshahary,sports organiser were present in the ceremony.
Navodaya Jatiya Vidyalaya, a Guwahati based school had organised a career awareness programme on Saturday for its students along with parents and teachers. This was organised to provide more information on various career opportunities available for the students. Ranjan K Baruah of North East Youth Foundation was the resource person in the career programme. He focused on various career opportunities and skills needed for the private sector apart from government opportunities. “We must follow our passion and choose career accordingly so that we can earn and at the same time contribute for the social transformation in the society”, he mentioned. He had appealed the participating parents that one must prepare for job but that does not mean that one should keep trying for only government job as private jobs and taking up entrepreneurship are other alternates to be successful in life. There was interaction, activities with students after the talk which made the programme more vibrant. Importance of attitude, life skills, communication skills, etc apart from qualification were stressed to become successful in life. The programme was moderated by Kamdev Deka , Secretary of Navodaya Jatiya Vidyalaya .
Asom Gorkha Sammelan, Udalguri district has condoled the death of veteran politician and Gorkha leader Nar Bahadur Bhandari, the three time Chief Minister of Sikkim .Bhandari passed away in the age of 78 at Medanta-The Medacity Hospital of New Delhi after brief illness on July 16. He took a torchbearer role in the revolution of Nepali language.