World Environment Day was observed by Assam Higher Secondary Education Council Assam in its office premises at Bamunimaidam, Guwahati on Wednesday.
A seminar on 'Conservation of Water' was held to mark the occasion. Secretary, AHSEC, Kamal Jyoti Gogoi moderated the proceedings.
Advisors to AHSEC Satyen Gogoi (rtd IGP Assam), Dr Dipankar Chakravarty, Controller of Examinations Pankaj Borthakur also spoke on the occasion.
Environment journalist and conservationist Mubina Akhtar highlighted the threats posed by climate change and various other anthropogenic factors that has led to severe water crisis with reference to the Brahmaputra Valley.
She appealed the AHSEC for more student- teacher interactions on conservation issues in the schools as well awareness pogrammes for both the student and teaching community at regular intervals.
Another resource person Dr Dipankar Chakravorty highlighted positive impacts of rain harvesting and stressed on the need for rain harvesting in school premises.
An orgy of untoward incidents marred the 12 hour statewide Assam bandh on Tuesday. Called by the All Assam Bengali Student Federation demanding inclusion of all religious Hindu Bengali people in NRC, the bandh started at 6 in the morning.
Bandh supporters in large numbers came out to the road in many places.
Some of them brunt tyres on the road to disrupt the movement of vehicles.
In some places, the supporters forced some shops and markets to remain close. The bandhmeets partial response in BTAD areas.
The continuous effort of the Army to serve the people living in remote villages near India-Bhutan border areas has recently been reflected with the arrangement of a medical camp at Garuajhar,Nonaipara in Udalguri district on June 22.Army camp Borongajuli of Red Horns Division under Gajraj Corps conducted the medical camp at Garuajhar village.Kamali Basumatari,MLA,Paneri constituency formally inaugurated the camp in presence of Commanding Officer of 14 Dogra Regiment and other distinguished people.Five Army medical officers including a dental surgeon from Red Horns Division;three specialist doctors including a pediatrician,a gynochologist and an ENT specialist from government Civil Hospital provided medical assistance to the village people.Free medical check up and distribution of free medicine were also carried out for 1100 people.The medical camp was cheered by a cultural programme bringing joy to the people present.The Army band also performed with great enthusiasm to lift the spirit of the people.
The Indian Women Kho Kho Team was announced in January 22, 2016 for the upcoming 12th South Asian Games, 2016 to be held in Guwahati and Shillong from February 5-16. It carried some great news for the people of Assam. Assam’s Supriya Gogoi got selected in this team. It’s the first time that an athlete from Assam has got selected in the national Kho Kho team. Supriya Gogoi is from Tenghakhat of Dibrugarh district in Assam.
Speaking about this, Rajib Prakash Baruah, President, Assam Kho Kho Association and also Vice President, Kho Kho Federation of India, said, “It’s a great news for the people of Assam. We are very proud. It will certainly motivate the young players of Assam.”
The 18-member Indian Women Kho Kho Team will be led by Sarika Kale of Maharashtra.
Assam: The Accord, The Discord – Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty