JBF (INDIA) TRUST, commonly known as JBF (Just Be Friendly), an Animal Welfare Organization has organised an awareness campaign at the Guwahati-Shillong taxi stand in Khanapara early morning today. The campaign was regarding a case of puppy transportation from Guwahati to Shillong through the local taxis.
The above mentioned case was informed to JBF by a well wisher on 15th May. According to the information two puppies were carried by a taxi from Guwahati to Shillong in a very unsuitable manner (inside the diggi).When the well wisher who was also a passenger of the same taxi enquired the driver regarding the puppies, the driver simply replied that the puppies were used to it and they travel in this way only which indicates that this kind of transportation of puppies is happens in continuous manner.
For this serious issue JBF team members have visited the taxi stand and discussed the matter with the Asst. secretary of ‘All Guwahati drivers Union’ as well as the taxi drivers. In this interaction process JBF team members have also spread the awareness regarding proper animal transportation. According to Animal Transportation Act an animal may only be transported by a means of transport and in transport conditions where the transport does not cause any undue pain, distress or suffering to the animal.
Lakhyadhar Deka, Asst. secretary of All Guwahati Tourist Taxi Drivers Union along with couple of taxi drivers have actively cooperated in the discussion with JBF team members. Later on they have assured that if they witness any of such incidents taking place in future then they will inform JBF.
Through this press release JBF wants to spread the word that not only dogs but all the animals should not be carried in such an unsuitable manner which causes them suffering and pain.
Pramila Rani Brahma says that the government has been trying to ensure cleanliness up to the level of USA,French, Japan,China,Switzerland, Germany.
The forest minister said it in Kojrajhar as she was participating in at a Swachchta-Hi-Sewa programme at the RNB civil hospital premises on Sunday.
She has also visited the recent flood affected villagers at Dotma Chariali and Kotripara accompanied by Rabiram Narzary and Lwmsrao Daimary.
An awareness meeting was organized at Dotma HS School ground in Kokrajhar wherePHE department dusolayed a show swachchta hi sewa programme.
She has instructed PHE department officials to make sanitation and drinking facilities with necessary measures among the flood affected areas as Chief Minister has instructed cabinet ministers to be involved in the cleanliness drive.
Rabiram Narzary,MLA said,”we are taking part in the cleanliness drive at Dotma area along with public and social NGOs that are stepping to the restoration of flood affected people.
Ulubari Mahila Sak Pacholi Bebahayi Sanstha with the support of Society for Social Transformation and Environment Protection (sSTEP) is going to organize vegetable fair on June 30 at B. K. Kakoti Road, Ulubari. The fair will be open from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm. The fair is first of its kind in Guwahati.
sSTEP is working with indigenous women vegetable vendors for last few years. Indigenous women are supplying home grown organic vegetables through temporary huts and roadside markets. Many a times, these indigenous women have to face the atrocities of authorities by way of terming encroachers who sits illegally to sell their produce.
Noted litterateur and Sahitya Akademy ward winning writer Reboti Mohan Dutta Chaudhory passed away on Friday night at a city hospital. For the 87 year writer of the Madhupur ArunTaangini, the end came at around 8-30 in the evening. Popularly known as Shilabhadra, Dutta Chaudhory was admitted in the hospital two weeks back in view of his old age ailment. He was born in 1924 in Gauripur in Dhubri district. He completed his graduation from Carmichael College in Rongpur and later did his mater degree in mathematics from the Calcutta Univrsity in 1946. He started his career as a teacher in Cotton College. After working as a journalist for a short spell of time he joined the Jorhat Engineering College as a teacher of Mathematics and retired in 1982. Right from 1940, he started writing---initially short stories and later novels. His maiden novel was Madhupur ArunTaangini. It was followed by Agomonir ghat, Abichinna and Prasir.
He was also conferred the coveted Sahitya Akademy Award in 1994. Before that he won the Assam Valley Award in 2001. He is survived by his wife and two sons. Asam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has expressed grief at his demise and said it’s a great loss for the state. Asom Sahitya Sabha President Kanaksen Deka also condoled the death.