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CM pays homage to Arun Jaitley

"Today is most saddest day for the entire nation as we  have lost one of the dynamic leader Arun Jaitley", said Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, after paying homage infront of the portrait   of the Former Union Finance Minister.

Sonowal graced here at Hojai Stadium on Saturday as the Chief Guest, were he was to be honoured by All Assam Agarwood Planters and Traders Welfare Samittee for the historic decision made by BJP government on July 22,2019 to approve new Industrial and Investment policy of Assam, which will boost for the agarwood planters in the State

But unfortunately due to the sudden demise of former union minister, this feliciation programme was cancelled.

Chief Minister said Arun Jaitley  has contributed alot for  the upliftment of Nation.

"His remarkable works for the bettering lives of the common people will always inspire us all, he urged everyone to pray for the eternal peace of the departed soul", Sonowal added.

CM further said," Today I will not say much but he assured the people that their party is  continuously working for the easement of Agarwood business in Assam."

Local MLA Shiladitya Dev said, "Worldwide Hojai is famous for agarwood, after the historic decision to legalise agarwood by BJP government, now people from all around are going to visit here in huge quantity, so he proposed CM to develop market complex for agarwood business in islamnagar along with different parts of the district."

Mostak Anfar, State President, Jamiat-Ulma-E-Hind, asserted that Modi's Sabka Sath Sabka Vikash mission is completely successful. 

"To keep away Muslim community from BJP  some people use to threaten us that BJP government is anti-muslim but the actual scene  is totally opposite."

Habib Mohammad Choudhury, President, All Assam Agarwood Planters and Traders Welfare Samittee lauded the efforts of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for the agarwood community. 

He said," What in last 25 years has not happened this government has done within three years." 

A memorandum  related to agarwood business was also submitted to the Chief Minister by All Assam Agarwood Planters and Traders Welfare Samittee.

Earlier, at very outset one minute condelence was also kept. 

Chandra Mohan Patowary, State Cabinet Minister, Angoor Lata, MLA Batardava,Sibu Mishra, MLA Lumding and many other dignitaries were present on the dais.

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NDFB-S militant arrested

21 Mar 2014 - 9:39am | AT News

Security forces seem to have stepped up operation to flush out insurgent elements from Guwahati in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls.

Police and CRPF jawans held a NDFB-S militant during a search operation in the city on Friday.

The militant was captured at a sudden raid conducted at a hotel in Panbazar on Friday wee hours.

Police claimed to have seized a made in America pistol along with a magazine from his possession.      

Quest of global peace in Christmas prayers

25 Dec 2017 - 11:28am | AT News

GUWAHATI: Christmas fever gathers momentum in Assam as the north eastern state soaks in the joy of the annual Christian festival with all traditional zeal and fervour on Monday. After the mid night carols, the well decorated churches across the state are teeming with visitors to participate in the special prayers.

 

Christian people of all walks of life visited the churches in quest of divine help to restore global peace. Dressed in colourful woolen clothes, the children are finding it a joyous moment to be at the church premise on the Christmas day. Tiny tots in many Christian dominated areas are seen distributing sweets and greeting cards to the elders to observe the occasion.

 

After the special prayers in the churches, the elders also are visiting their near and dear ones to share the joy of the annual festival marking the birth of Jesus Christ. "Global peace is what the need of the hour. Without His intervention that is not possible," said Beena Thousan, a college girl in Haflong who participated the special prayer after the mid night carol.

 

 George Timung, a local trader in Diphu said,"I want to spread His message of love and kindheartedness among the people to keep this planet cool. That power I am asking from the Jesus."In Guwahati, dressed in new attire people are visiting the churches at Christian Bast, Panbazar and Don Bosco to catch a glimpse of the celebration.

 

Akshaya Pranab Kalita adds: Reports of Christmas celebration are pouring in from Namrup where the Christians along with the non Christians alike visited the Union Church to attend the prayer. Similar solemn prayers dominate Sunday morning in Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baska, Barpeta, Nalbari, Kamrup, Morigaon, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Darrang, Biswanath, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Silchar, Karimganj, Hilakandi, Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao.  

 

National Award for Meghalaya Speech Hearing Centre

16 Nov 2010 - 3:14pm | editor

The President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, at a function in the Ashoka Hall of Rashtrapathi Bhawan, New Delhi on 14 November, 2010 conferred National Award to Ferrando Speech and Hearing Centre in Ri-Bhoi District, Meghalaya, a Catholic Institution, run by the Misssionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians (MSMHC), for its outstanding services rendered in the field of welfare of children.


Director of the Centre, Sr. Merly Tom expressed her joy at receiving the award and exclaimed, “I feel extremely happy at this recognition given to the institution, which I believe, is a true appreciation to the children who belong to the centre. This honour inspires me to understand the nobility of the work and fills me with enthusiasm to work all the more harder in the chosen area of my work. ”


Ferrando Speech and Hearing Centre is one among the five Institutions selected for the National Awards for Child Welfare this year to receive the award from the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India.


Ferrando Speech and Hearing Centre established in 1996 reaches out to hearing impaired children from all over India, especially from the North East Region. The present batch of children comes from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Nagaland. There are also a few children from Kolkata and Bihar.


The Centre gives special care for the prevention and reduction of the effects of preventable hearing impairment in young children through early identification, intervention and pre-school education.


Besides catering to the children, it also works towards the empowerment of the families of hearing impaired children to face the challenges in bringing up their hearing impaired children. Some of the works undertaken by the institution are Early Intervention, Education, Rehabilitation, Vocational Training and manpower development for the Hearing Impaired, Vision unit (refraction and distribution of corrective glasses), Orthotic, Prosthetic and Physio-therapy unit.


The Centre has a history of reaching out to thousands of children. Presently the Centre has a Special school for the deaf that accommodates 140 students in classes KG – XII. It has integrated 45 Hearing Impaired students into the mainstream schools and 14 in the Inclusive Education and vocational training cum production unit that helps the rehabilitation of the Hearing Impaired and orthopedically handicapped persons.


Shiji James, Shillong