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Viswakarma puja

Assam joins Viswakarma puja celebrations with a colourful festive spirit across the state on Tuesday.
Puja offerings began in the morning before the idols of the Lord Viswakarma in the industrial units, factories and technical institutes. Viswakarma puja was observed in assamtimes campus where its employees and family members are offering pujas to the god of construction.
 
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AHRC notice to Govt on encephalitis

2 Aug 2014 - 10:02am | AT News

The Assam Human Rights Commission has written to Dispur seeking a report on the alleged failure to firmly deal with the outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis that killed atleast 100 people during that last couple of days.

The state rights panel issued the notice to chief secretary JS Khosla taking a suo moto cognizance of a petition filed by Dr Zoii Nath Sarma alleging violation of human rights by the concerning authorities by not taking preventive measures.

The Commission has asked for a report of the inclusive enquiry into the allegations within 30 days.

 

Guwahati Scribes defy militant’s diktat on I-Day 2013

Guwahati Scribes defy militant’s diktat on I-Day 2013
17 Aug 2013 - 4:48pm | AT News

The city based scribes and patriotic citizens have once again shown their defiance to the militant’s diktat on India’s 67th Independence Day with unfurling the National flag in a festive atmosphere. As declared in advance, the nationalistic scribe and citizens paid homage to hundred thousand martyrs of India’s Freedom Struggle on August 15 saluting the Tricolour in Guwahati Press Club campus.

A number of armed separatist outfits based in northeast India asked the citizens of the land-locked region to keep away from any kind of celebrations on the occasion of I-Day and they even called for a general strike on the day. But countering the militant’s order, the Guwahatians in a large number poured in for the I-Day celebrations across the city.

Unfurling the National flag in the press club, journalist Nava Thakuria argued that it is the duty of each and every Indian to salute the Tricolour as the flag is a priceless property of the citizens. “Saluting the Tricolour we actually pay our heartiest tributes to those martyrs who made supreme sacrifice for us. If we disobey our martyrs of freedom struggle, we can no longer survive as a Nation with pride and self-esteem. Moreover, an ungrateful Nation to its own martyrs can not maintain its sovereignty for a longer period,” said Thakuria.

Following the flag hoisting ceremony, the participants also took out a procession on the streets of the city shouting patriotic slogans, where many kids also joined in it with Tricolours on their hands. Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA), in an earlier appeal to the people of the region urged to defy the militants' diktat and celebrate the auspicious day. The JFA argued that a number of martyrs from Assam including Kanaklata Barua, Mukunda Kakoti, Kushal Konwar, Tilak Deka, Bhogeswari Phukanani, Nidhanu Rajbangshi, Kamala Miri, Lerela Boro, Madan Barman, Rauta Kachari, Hemoram Patar, Gunavi Bordoloi, Thagi Sut, Balaram Sut etc laid down their lives for the honour of the Tricolour during the British rule over India.

The observation of I-Day in the press club was attended by many senior journalists including Rupam Barua, Hiten Mahanta, Ranen Kumar Goswami, Pramod Kalita, Anup Sarma, Prasanta Majumder, Mukul Kalita, Sabita Lahkar, Rubi B Das, DN Singh, Pranabjit Doloi with patriotic citizens like Ajay Dutta, Dhiren Barua, Jagadindra Raichoudhury, Kishor Giri, JP Saikia, Kailash Sarma, Pradip Thakuria, BR Das, Purabi Barua, Sujit Guha, Kartik Choudhury etc.

Three-day seminar on Bhupen Hazarika begins at Guwahati

25 May 2012 - 5:28pm | Swapnil Khound

A three-day national seminar on Bhupen Hazarika has began at Guwahati on Thursday at Gauhati University. The seminar is focusing on his civilized morals and his donation to society. The seminar was organized by the Institute of North Eastern Studies, Gauhati University. This was flagged off by the governor and chancellor of Gauhati University, JB Patnaik, who was also the chief guest on the first day of the seminar.
The seminar will continue till May 26 and all the way through the course of the seminar, there will be plenary, academic and interactive sessions, round table conferences and cultural events. More than 100 participants from the northeast and 200 from poles apart of the country are predictable to take part in the seminar.
Main focus: The seminar will focus not only on the literary and cultural achievements of the doyen but also on the humanitarian values that he laid stress on. The inaugurating day saw many academicians and participants taking part in the interactive sessions.