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Rong Bong Terang is Asom Sahitya Sabha president

Noted litterateur Rong Bong Terang has been elected the new president of Asom Sahitya Sabha on Sunday. The announcement to this effect was made by the state’s largest literary body came up at the Bhgawati Prasad Baruah Bhawan in Guwahati after the counting of votes sent by the district bodies ended. Kanak Chandra Sarma will be vice president while Dr Paramananda Rajbanshi has been elected as the secretary of the literary body. Terang is a litterateur whose epoch Rong Milir Hanhi sent him into the acme of glory. Contemporary social life in the state is very much there in his literary works . Jak Heruwa Pakhi is all about the ethnic frenzy between Karbis and the Kukis. The Assam agitation is what dominates his Krantikalor Oshru….During that time, he was attracted by the prose works of Hem Barooah’s Hagor Dekhisa not to speak of Banikanta Kakoti’s Sahitya Aaru Prem. Besides, he wrote a lot for Karbi language and literature. Mention may be made of Karbi Lamkuru, Karbi Kala Aaditag. Besides, some of his notable works in Assamese literature are Rong Milir Hanhi, Karbi Sahitya-Sanskritit Abhumuki, Nila Orchid, Smritir Papori and what not. It was Terang who for the first time used the word Karbi Anglong in his lyric.
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T DIPU SINGH's picture

Rongbong Terang is a great writer and a well-known personality of Diphu, Karbi Anglong in Assam. His work is really appreciable and unique. Assam Sahitya Sabha will go a long way under his presidentship. We wish him all the good luck and prayers for future.
KARABI SARMA's picture

Ji BOR AXOM garhi uthar sapun dekha goisil xeya Rong Bong Terang dangariar natritate bastabh rup lobo buli amar driho biswax.Aikya aru sampritir anagoridalo adhik sudrir hobo bulio ami biswaxi.Ekhetor susastha aru dirghau kamona karilu. From karabi sarma, Bongaigaon
abdul jalil's picture

We are expecting that respected Teang sir,will shortly upload the photographs of all previous presidents and their presidential address in this site.
rituraj boruah's picture

Respected Sir, Myself as a magazine secy. of Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat needs a article from you.so please advice me how can I get your article. I will be remain grateful if you respond my request.
Dr Ramani Barman's picture

Asam Sahity Sabha since its inception selecting the person as its President who hiself is an institution. This time Rongbong Terang has been selected to Chair the glorious organisation of the people of Assam. Hope, he will be able to lead the present complex situation for better cause of Assam and the North East with selfless design.
rituraj boruah's picture

sir we are waiting for your response.plz reply .
Tapan Kumar Bora, Nagayanpam, Jamunamukh, Nagaon, Assam.'s picture

"You are the best choice as the President of our respected Asom Sahitya Sabha. We hope that you can make our Assom peaceful And "Samannayar Shetu" between the pahar & Bhoyam. You make us (our Sahitya Sabha) proud to be an Assamese."
Nayan Dutta's picture

'sir i think that finally the eyes of assamese people open as they elect a person like you to save our assamese culture from sure destruction.'i wish a very good health of you.

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Jantee inches closer to INTMS2 title

10 Sep 2016 - 9:56am | Syed Miraz Ahmed

It was in July when Assam Times'  Syed Miraz Ahmed chatted up with Jantee Hazarika, the dusky model from Assam when she made it to the Top 10 at India’s Next Top Model Season 2 launched by MTV. Now after over a month of rigorous training, challenging photoshoots, tasks, episodes and the rush to do better than before, a vivacious, frank Jantee Hazarika is pitted against two contenders at Top 3. Syed tries to catch up on some tid bits before the grand finalé.

After a month long journey competing against the best aspiring models in the country, India’s Next Top Model Season 2 has finally found its Top 3.  Bong beauty Subhamita Banerjee, pride of North East (Guwahati) Jantee Hazarika and army girl Pranati Prakash from Patna are the top three who will be elbowing each other for the coveted title during the forthcoming finalé.

The three contestants competed from strength to strength and faced each task with panache. From posing on a horse to doing aerial acrobatics and shooting with a tarantula, Subhamita, Pranati and Jantee feared nothing and were keen on making it to the top. Meticulously chosen by the the very best in the industry- Lisa Haydon, Dabboo Ratnani, Anusha Dandekar and Neeraj Gaba; the Top 3 makes for a rather interesting mix.

Subhamita, the crazy curly haired firebrand, Pranati, the bubbly girl next door and Jantee, the dusky temptress make for strong contenders at Top 3 for the second season of India’s Next Top Model. As it gets to the final lag of the competition, it apperas to be a tough call for the panelists to decide on who the winner shall be. The grand finalé slated for Sunday, September 11 will give India its next supermodel!

Like last season this year too the Top 3 models of India’s Next Top Model Season 2 walked the runway for the Lakmé Fashion Week. This time it was during Payal Khandwala’s Lakmé Salon Bridal Show for the ongoing Lakmé Fashion Week held in Mumbai recently. It will be interesting to find out who walks away with the crown from among the three finalists who carry distinctive personalities and qualities.

Here’s Syed following Jantee meantime.

Syed: What happened since we last talked?

Jantee: We went through a lot of challenges. Among all was a fire round. The final photo shoot concept of Yin & Yang for the Top 3 was something that threw a strong challenge. We had to shoot with gorgeous Lisa Haydon to appear like Yin & Yang. It was in all ways a big deal for us to chance to shoot alongside her. She is the judge and an anchor too. She immensely helped us correct our expressions and poses. I posed with her as much as I can making use of her presence as though she were a co-contestant. I was running high fever at 104 degrees but had in mind to give my very best before I rest. I actually aced the challenge and gave the best capture making it to the Top 3 in the elimination round. It indeed is a big deal for me because in the second episode I did not ace any of the challenges. I thank God, I proved myself. Lisa and Gaba were very happy. It was good to see them happy and  proud of me.

Syed: How does it feel being at Top 3?

Jantee: It feels great. Recounting when I was among the Top 10, I would be at the bottom and people would think I do not deserve to be around and that I am not good enough or I am not giving my best. But I gave my best all time. I worked hard and that is why Lisa once told me that she kept me in the show beacuse she saw me working hard. I proved myself when the challenge to shoot with Lisa came about with time. I am proud and I am showing off! (Laughs)

Syed: How has been your fan following so far?

Jantee: Amazing! My fan following was’nt much earlier. After I topped I noticed an increase in my fan following with 2.4k followers on Instagram!

Syed: What if you win the show?

Jantee: Obviously I’ll be the first Assamese girl and first Northeast Indian to win the show. But my mother says winning is not important if one wins and gains nothing; it’s not enough. Even the judges here feel the same. Though winning is not priority but yes I would love to be the first Northeast Indian girl to win INTM.

Syed: You have proved time and again that a dusky complexion can make it.

Jantee: Yes. As I said earlier, I had issues because of it and being at Top 3 matters a lot to me.

Syed: Tell me something you did not share earlier.

Jantee: I began to receive support from people of Northeast India but not necessarily from those outside the region. It is all in the perception of beauty in the country. A fair girl with long hair is considered pretty but not a brown girl with short cropped hair. In the northeast girls crop their hair and are trendy. In most states of India its the staple churidar, shalwar, a cute dress and make up which works and not the other way round. Hey! I’m different. In northeast India we are different. We style ourselves. We experiment!

Syed: With most of the tranings over, what’s all left for the finalé?

Jantee: We got to work on our personalities, perfect our walks and I need to gym it out. For the finalé on Sep 11 we will walk the ramp at the Lakmé Fashion Week.

CIT upgrades into Deemed University

7 Jan 2019 - 7:27pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The Central Institute of Technology (CIT),Kokrajhar, a centrally funded institute in lower Assam's Kokrajhar district, has been upgraded to Deemed to be University(Deemed University). The centre and the UGC have recommended the Deemed University on the third week of December last which is paving the way quality education services across the BTAD as well lower Assam districts.

A meeting was organized at CIT conference hall to accord warm welcome and declaration of the Deemed University of the CIT Kokrajhar on Monday since after CIT has been upgraded. 

Chairman of Board of Governing Body of CIT, Prof AK Baruah lighted the lamp to inaugurate the celebration of the programme. 

Prof Baruah said that it is a great pleasure to announce that the CIT has been upgraded to Deemed University.The CIT is now become fully Deemed University with autonomous structure on its running,he said adding that presently  it has sufficient infrastructural capacity to run the University. 

Registrar of the CIT Kokrajhar, Chaitali Brahma while welcoming the Deemed University said that students and citizens are getting well opportunity to acquire higher studies in the CIT in near future. She said that presently there are 1800 students are taking studies in various trades in the CIT which was started on 2006.

'We are very happy and welcome the Deemed University which is giving us an opportunity to run healthy educational institution', she said. 

Mentioned that the CIT was set up under the spirit of BTC Accord in 2003 to facilitate higher educational environment in the region. 

She has extended her  thanks to PM Narendra Modi and also Hagrama Mohilary,BTC chief  and Bodo leaders for this award to people of Bodoland.  In this CIT, 60% percent seats are reserved for the students of Bodoland Territorial Council region and rests are for the state.

Meanwhile, students in the institute have also expressed their happiness as the CIT has been upgraded to the Deemed University. They hoped that the upgraded university will facilitate quality education services in the region.

Among others, BTC additional Principal Secretary Robinson Mushahary, BTC Secretary Carol Narzary, officers from CIT were prominent attendees on the occasion. 

CM not to involve in Akhil-Himanta tussle

12 Jul 2010 - 3:47am | editor

Shaken by Akhil Gogoi's revelation of Himanta Biswa Sarma's criminal background, chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday refused to involve in this tussle. Talking to reporters on Sunday, Gogoi this is for Himanta Biswa Sarma to deal with these revelations and that it's his purely personal matter. "Himanta should go to the court if he wants so. How can I meddle in this tussle between the two," he said. Gogoi said he would order CID to probe as to how the sensational files were remaining clueless for so many years.


Meanwhile, the health minister is all set to produce the original documents of court acquitting him in the 'baseless' criminal charges.


On the other hand, RTI activist will produce some more sensational documents pertaining to Himanta Biswa Sarma's criminal background. These include Congress leader Manobendra Sarma's murder where he is alleged to have been involved.