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Media OPD clinic concluded at press club

Guwahati: Leading orthopedic & sports medicine specialist Dr KL Praveen Kumar from Apollo Hospitals, Chennai today (24 August 2019) conducted the weekly media OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club.

Member-journalists along with their families suffering from sports injuries or any other orthopedic problems availed the opportunity to consult with Dr Kumar at the press club premises.

Rupjyoti Barua, marketing manager of the hospital was also present on the occasion.

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Manuscript workshop

Manuscript workshop
13 Jul 2013 - 10:18am | Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti

A workshop on "Manuscript Preparation and Painting in Sankari art form" was held under the auspices of SOCIETY FOR SRIMANTA SANKARADEVA from July 7 to 11 at Dhing College, Dhing. Mridu Moucham Bora, who has earned reputation as preservation expert of Manuscript as well as painter of Sankari art form, was the trainer in the workshop. Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti, President of SOCIETY FOR SRIMANTA SANKARADEVA inaugurated the workshop on July 7, 2013. He highlighted the need for commercial production of these paintings in order to make this art form economically viable. 

Total 39 learners from different parts of Assam underwent training in the workshop. They were taught about the process of preparing the fine leaves where manuscripts were written in medieval era. Next they were taught the art of painting with Hengul and Haital. They were given hands-on training to handle these substances. All of them successfully drew paintings on Sancipat, which were later exhibited in the valedictory function. They were given a beautiful certificate on completion of the five day course. Their names are :

1 NANDINI NILAM
2 GIRISH CH MAHANTA
3 UJJAL SAIKIA
4 NAYANA BORA
5 DIPSHIKHA MAZUMDAR
6 LAKHYA JYOTI BORA
7 LIZA DAS
8 JYOTIRMOY DAS
9 JHARNA BHARALI
10 NAYANMONI BORA
11 MINTU KALITA
12 DIBYAJYOTI GOSWAMI
13 BISWAJIT BORA
14 NASRIM SELIMA HUSSAIN
15 DHIRAJ BORA
16 SUMONTO DEORY
17 NIKITA SAIKIA
18 RISHWITA HAZARIKA
19 ABHINOB BORA
20 SHIRSTI NANDA KASHYAP
21 PARASH BORA
22 PRIYANKA BORA
23 NIBEDITA DOLEY
24 HIRONMOYEE DOLEY
25 RUPJYOTI BHARALI
26 MOHAN BORA
27 MANJU RANI KALITA
28 RUMI ARA BEGAM
29 ANURAAG NATH
30 KUMAR DIUCK NATH
31 DEVIKA NATH
32 KASTURIMA NATH
33 RITUL BORA
34 HIMANGSHU SAIKIA
35 PRASANTA SAGAR BORA
36 SUBHANGINI NEOG
37 DEEPAK KALITA
38 DIPUL SAIKIA
39 KAUSTAV MONI SAIKIA

The workshop ended on July 11. The valedictory function was attended by eminent mask artist from Jokai Sattra Girish Mahanta, Principal of Dhing College Dr Sarat Dutta, co-ordinator of SOCIETY FOR SRIMANTA SANKARADEVA Pradip Hazarika, Secretary Neilh Gautam and others. Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti presided over the function. Mridu Moucham Bora gave a report on the performance by the trainees. About one hundred distinguished citizens of Dhing attended both the inauguration and valedictory function.

Immigrants must quit: Samujjal

7 Mar 2017 - 11:40am | AT News

Stunned by the Silapothar clash, AASU leadership vow to go all out against the immigrants irrespective of religion. Talking to reporters after the incident advisor Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya said under no circumstance they would allow the Hindu immigrants to stay refugees.

He further demanded exemplary punishment for the people responsible for the incident who attack the local AASU office in Silapothar after hundreds of Hindu Bangla-speaking unitedly demanded removal of D voter tag from their names.

The clash took place when the people who attended the rally took out a protest procession to mark the happy ending of the rally.

As the rally crossed the local AASU office a section of the protesters turned violent and pelted stones at the AASU office while some of them ransacked the office and a few people who were there had to flee.

Four two wheelers were set in fire forcing policemen to step in who resorted to lathicharge and tear gas shells to disperse the violent protesters.

Evergreen memories!

19 Jan 2009 - 2:00pm | Aiyushman Dutta

Promising to take one on a trip down memory lane, late Bhabendranath Saikia’s immortal feature, Xanta-Xista Hrista-Pusta Mahadusta is soon going to make its comeback. This feature which used to be transmitted through All India Radio in the late eighties is now being recorded in video format at the behest of young theatre worker Simanta Phukan. Production has been going on at the Guwahati-based Shankardev Studios since January 1 this year. A dynamic theatre worker from Jorhat, Simanta has more than hundred theatrical plays to his credit, besides some highly acclaimed video features like Joymoti and Kamalakuwari. The attempt to record the nostalgia associated with this feature is being undertaken by Simanta in the memory of late Bhabendranath Saikia.

Xanta-Xista Hrista-Pusta Mahadusta, or the exploits of Manu, Bapu, Bhulu and Runi, is something which an entire generation of the State grew up with. In order to capture the very essence of the old feature, Simanta had launched a state-wide audition for the four main characters. More than 300 child artists from all across the State had come to participate in the audition. It was finally decided that Ekta Saikia of Guwahati, Arindam Sharma Kashyap pf Dergaon, Soumabrat Bora of Sibsagar and Pranju Bora of Numaligarh perfectly fitted the evergreen characters of Runi, Bhulu, Monu and Bapu. The other members of the cast include Arun Nath, Malaya Goswami, Upakul Bordolooi, Chetana Das, Prasanta Phukan, Mridul Kakati, Jyotirmoi Sharma, Banashri Kakoti, Puwali Bora, child artists Navakishor Dutta and Anupam Gogoi besides others.

The video feature is being produced by Sonari-based cultural activists Utpal Gogoi and Debajit Bora under the banner of JJ Production. The crew for Xanta-Xista Hrista-Pusta Mahadusta is as belows: Munin Barua (choreography), Jitu Ahmed (camera), Rustam Bora (chief assistant director, Bubul Phukan and Rupjyoti Mahanta (assistant directors), Biswajit Kalita (make-up), Gitika Phukan (costume), Phatik Baruah (production controller), Dipak Sharma (production manager). Anurag Saikia has provided the music score for the film and Zubeen Garg has lend his voice to the beautiful lyrics penned down by Dr. Anil Sharma. The first episode of the video feature will be released on Dr. Bhabendranath Saikia’s birth anniversary on February 20.