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Senior inter district archery championship begins in Kokrajhar

The 16th All Assam Senior Inter District Archery Championship -2018 was kicked start from Saturday at Dheer Beel near Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary in Kokrajhar district. In the championship, ailing gold medalist Gohela Boro of Kokrajhar has also participated the championship and presented her sporting talents.

 A total 17 districts participated the championship across the state and large number of archers participated the championship with sporting environment which showcase attractive archery events.The event was organized by Kokrajhar district sports association in association with organizing committee of the championship.

Ajuna aawrdee and international boxer from Maniour L Sarita Devi attended as chief guest to inaugurate the championship in the presence of huge gathering of sports lovers and dignitaries.

Devi said that the Assam state as well Bodoland region have many talented sportspersons on many events who are representing the region in national and international level.Since many years,Assam and Bodoland region have been seeing good number of sports stars,who are displaying their excellence in the sporting arena.She said that Assam state will be getting good number of budding talents players from the championship in coming days.She has extended her best wishes to all participants and hoped that budding archers will carry out best career through the events.

Devi while replying about her sports career,said that she was preparing to participate in the pre Olympic games i n 2019 to make possibility for the 2020 Olympic events.  She has optimistic that she will be able to win a gold medal in the Olympic event and for this mission she is now practicing with heart to win gold.

In the championship, ailing archer Gohela Boro of Amguri Kokrajhar has also participated the event and presented her archery talents along with her colleagues. She said that she is now under treatment due to facing diseases,yet she is taking part the competition along with normal players.She said that she will move to New Delhi by February next for medical check up,but now facing financial hardships due to poverty.She also expressed her willingness to get a government job if she gets any appointments in the government job in her life.

She has promised to earn gold medal by participating in a national or international events in coming days if opportunity favour in her life.

BTC executive member Doneswar Goyary told that Kokrajhar is lucky enough to organize the senior archery championship at Dheer Beel,a picnic spot in BTAD.He said that many national and internation level players participated the championship and presented their sporting atlents.

Among others,Kokrajhar SP Rajen Singh,SAI Boxer coach Gita Sanu,KDSA officials were prominent attendees on the occasion.

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Nagaon Friendship Day celebrated

6 Jan 2014 - 10:47am | Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti

Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva (SSS) celebrated a unique event ‘Nagaon Friendship Day’ on January 5, 2014 in Nagaon. The event honored a few individuals contributing to Sankari culture. It also highlighted the egalitarianism and universal brotherhood preached by Srimanta Sankaradeva. A Friendship Walk took place in the Nagaon town on that morning. There were display of different facets of Sankari culture like Gayan-Bayan, Naam-Kirtan, Bhaona, Mask, Diha-Naam, Thiyanam, Sattriya Nritya etc in the walk. Several social organizations including Batadrava Than, Asom Sattra Mahasabha, Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha, Sutradhaar and Kalang Kala Kendra took part in the Walk.

The participants of the Walk later took a pledge. The pledge was : I take a vow to do my best to uphold and spread the legacy bequeathed by Srimanta Sankaradeva. I will tell my non-Assamese friends about the life and works of Srimanta Sankaradeva. I will see at least one Bhaona every year. I will read at least two books about life and works of Srimanta Sankaradeva in the current year.  The pledge was administered by Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti, the President of Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva (SSS).

The walk was followed by the Felicitation meeting in Shahid Bhavan which was presided over by Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti. Eleven artisans engaged in preservation of Sankari culture were felicitated. They were Sri Dharmakanta Mahanta, Raidangia, Nagaon (Guru Asan construction), Sri Thuleswar Barua, Bardowa, Nagaon (Kuhila product making), Sri Shishuram Barua, Bardowa, Nagaon (Kuhila product making), Sri Madhav Das, Nagaon (Khol making), Sri Rakhal Das, Nagaon (Khol making), Sri Nityananda Goswami, Kuji Sattra, Marigaon (Kuhila product making, Khol making, Fireworks preparation), Sri Kaliram Bora, Bheleuguri, Nagaon (Kali playing), Sri Jadab Chandra Mahanta, Titabor (Sanchipat preparation, Mask making, Ink making, Costume making), Sri Bishnuram Handique, Jorhat (Sanchipat preparation, Ink making), Sri Girish Chandra Mahanta, Charing, Sivasagar (Mask making) and Sri Devakanta Hazarika, Puranigudam, Nagaon (Mask making). They were given offered financial assistance of Rs 5,000 each.

There were Ankiya play song recital by Dipankar Goswami, Gayan-Bayan performance by the team of Pratap Das and Sattriya Nritya recital by Meenakshi Medhi, Lakhimi Mahanta and Misimi Mahanta in the function. Sri Debananda Deva Goswami (Sattradhikar of Narowa Sattra and President of Batadrava Than), Rini Kakati (UK), Sri Jibeswar Deva Goswami (General Secretary of Asom Sattra Mahasabha), Kailas Das (Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha) and Ankur Bora (USA) attended as guests of honor. There was also an exhibition-cum-sale of Sanchipat art, Mask, Kuhila products and the Society’s publications. The event was sponsored by several non-resident Assamese. They were Wahid Saleh, Lansingerland, Netherland, Krishanu Kaushik, Detroit, USA, Dr Sanjib Bhuyan, New Jersey, USA, Dr Binoy Kr Bordoloi, New Jersey, USA, Dr Nripen Barua, New Jersey, USA, Dr Arvind Phukan, Washington, USA, Debojit Bora, California, USA, Ankur Bora, Dallas, USA, Rini Kakati, London, UK, Debojit D. Chowdhury, California, USA and Dr Sapna Bora, California, USA.

This is actually a long-term project of Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva. The first phase was carried out in Jorhat a few months ago, on May 5, 2013. The Society will continue its effort to bring the artisans to the limelight, it was stated by Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti, the SSS President. Ankur Bora promised sustained support to SSS activities and said that non-resident Assamese were in fact looking for such opportunities so that they could lend their hands. About three hundred distinguished citizens of Nagaon attended the event.


Cencus 2011 : Indian population increased by 181 million

1 Apr 2011 - 4:02am | AT News

India now has a population of 1.21 billion according to the latest Census figures released by the Home Secretary and the Registrar General of India on Thursday. This is an increase of 181 million people since the last Census - nearly equivalent to the population of Brazil.

India's population is now bigger than the combined population of USA, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan and Bangladesh, says the Census report. Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state and the combined population of UP and Maharashtra is bigger than USA.

Of the total population, 623.7 million are males and 586.5 million are females.

However, the population grew at a rate of 17.64 percent which is the sharpest reduction in growth rate ever.

While Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Puducherry has the highest population growth rate of about 55 percent, Nagaland has the lowest.

The density of population is highest in Delhi, followed by Chandigarh.

The 2011 Census report also shows that India now has a child sex ratio of 914 female against 1,000 male - the lowest since Independence.

This is the 15th Census conducted since 1872. It was carried out in two phases, covering 640 districts and 5924 sub-districts.

The cost of the counting exercise is 22,000 million.

Bhupen Hazarika remembered in Kokrajhar

5 Nov 2015 - 5:31pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Singing fans and common publics of Kokrajhar, heart town of BTAD administration recalled contribution and dedication  of maestro Dr Bhupen Hazarika towards cultural integration and development in Assam as well across the country on his 4th death anniversary on Thursday.

The anniversary was organised by district administration, Kokrajhar at Basic Training Centre auditorium.

Madhav Prasad Sarma, DC, Kokrajhar attending the occasion as chief guest offered rich floral tribute to Dr Bhupen, followed by Shyamal Prasad Saikia, SP Kokrajhar and fans of Dr Hazarika on the day. 

Sarma recalling Dr Bhupen said that the state of Assam got a good status in thd field of cultural through contribution of Dr Bhupen Hazarika. Dr Bhupen had dedicated his whole life for the growth nd development of the cultural integration through singing, directing film, lyric and produced more films, which had influenced common masses, Sarma said.