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Fashion show at Darrang

Fashion and designing has now been drawing attention of young people all over India, a few creative young people of Assam too have established themselves well in the field.But still it’s not been so easy to arrange fashion shows in district level.People still consider it an affair of glamour models.


Juri Sarma, daughter of Sarat Sarma and Phuleswari Devi of Mangaldai (Assam) successfully arranged a fashion design show of kids at Mangaldai Natya Mandir on July 19 and had won much needed public appreciation.The show titled “Mr.& Miss of Darrang could very much impress people of Mangaldai. The show also acted positively in removing misconceptions on fashion and design. On the occasion, Juri Sarma presented fifty pairs of her attractive design work to the delight of people.


Jyotishman Sarma Hitali Sarma Barua won Master kid of Darrang and Miss kid of Darrang respectively, while Farhad Adnan and Kamalina Choudhury won first and second runners up respectively. Noted choreographer Prasanta Bordoloi, international fame dancer Bhanu Deka and designer Preeti Saloi attended the show as the judges while Juri Sarma anchored the proceeding. A total of 50 boys and girls participated in the event.Later Talking to this scribe ,Juri Sarma told that government of Assam must introduce fashion and designing as compulsory subject in schools,which according to her would help boys and girls earn self sufficiency in life.

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No halt in rhino poaching

4 Aug 2016 - 2:32pm | AT News

Poaching refuses die down in the flooded Kaziranga National Park where 3 rhinos were killed for horns during the last 24 hours. That too in the presence of forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma, who arrived in the national park on Wednesday afternoon.

Poachers have killed a full grown rhino on Thursday wee hours when a huge portion of the world heritage site is still reeling under flood.
The incident took place in the Bagori range where the forest guards spotted the carcass in the morning. Poachers were believed to have taken away the horn.
The incident took place a day after poachers killed a full grown female rhino along with her calf on Wednesday.
A section of the KNP officials has tried to blame it all on the flood. But the missing horn has proved, beyond doubt, that it was case of rhino poaching.

Training to Bhutan’s forest rangers for tiger protection

23 Oct 2013 - 7:33am | Subhamoy Bhattacharjee

The Wildlife Conservation Division of Bhutan along with the International Fund for Animal Welfare – Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) have launched a month-long training for around 450 forest rangers for effective wildlife crime prevention in the landlocked country.

The skills learned will help the rangers deal with a wide range of issues to protect the country’s natural heritage including the tiger. Each staff will also be equipped with field kit sets (rucksack, winter jacket, rainsuit, water bottle, cap, sleeping bag) to help them in their daily duties, including specially-made kits for frontline staff working 5000 masl protecting the rare snow leopards.

Sonam Wangchuk, Chief of the Wildlife Conservation Division (WCD) of the Royal Government of Bhutan, said, “The training programme could not have been timed better than this. Our people in the field need better incentives, training and better equipment to do their job of saving our natural heritage. People become effective when their needs are fully met and I must take this privilege to thank our counterparts at the WTI-IFAW for starting this in some way.”

The session (each lasting three days) began on Sunday for over 50 participants including 13 ladies, of Wangdue Forest Division.

Subsequently, the IFAW-WTI team will travel and conduct these trainings for staff of Jigme Singye Wangchuk Naitonal Park (NP), Toorsa Strict Nature Reserve, Wangchuk Centennial Park, Thrumsingla NP, Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS), Sakteng WLS, Samdrup Jongkhar FD, Samtse FD, ending on November 17 at Jigme Dorji NP, in coordination with the local authorities in each of these areas.

“It really does take the entire global community to protect our remaining wildlife. The government of Bhutan is doing their part to help protect wildlife by preserving habitat, setting sound policies and committing staff to the field. IFAW is proud to fund ranger training and equipment so we can help them. The animals will be safer from poachers and so will the rangers and communities,” said Azzedine Downes, IFAW, President & CEO. 

The trainers include authorities of Bhutan as well as IFAW-WTI members from India.

The Bhutanese trainers include Sangay Dorji, Head of Carnivore programme of the WCD, Forest Officers – Kinley Rabgay, Ugyen Tenzin, Tshering Zam, and Officer-in-charge of Toorsa Strict Nature Reserve, Namgay Wangchuk.

IFAW-WTI trainers include Aniruddha Mookerjee, who has been in the field of wildlife conservation for over four decades, Jose Louies, who assists authorities in India in wildlife trade control activities, and Krishnendu Mondal, Officer-in-charge of the IFAW-WTI Van Rakshak Project (Guardians of the Wild) in India. 

“Bhutan is one of the tiger-range countries’ that have overall good records of wildlife conservation and protection. Yet, wildlife conservation in a globalised and interconnected world can be quite a complicated task. Effects of actions in one country or region have repercussions on another,” said Vivek Menon, Regional Director – South Asia, IFAW and Executive Director, WTI. “We are sure that this training will help the rangers continue their efforts better, even as we thank them for their efforts on saving the tiger among other wildlife.”

In June last year, the team had covered Royal Manas NP and Phibsoo WLS adjoining India’s Greater Manas region. A total of 107 rangers were trained then.

As with earlier sessions, the rangers will not only be updated on Bhutanese laws but also international laws on wildlife conservation. The experienced trainers will also apprise the rangers on effective patrolling and ambushing techniques, collection and preservation of evidences/samples, preparation of offense reports, identification of original and fake wildlife articles, etc.

Field exercises will be conducted on wildlife crime investigation, use of global positioning systems (GPS), camera traps, and other field crafts. The participants were also oriented on first aid for snake bites, and basic wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

 

AGP finlising second list

13 Mar 2014 - 2:36pm | AT News

A brainstorming AGP session on Thursday is believed to have finalized the second land last list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in the state.   

Several senior party leaders attended the meeting chaired by president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta.

The party is expected to announce the final list of the candidates on Friday.