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BU organizes Sports meet in Kokrajhar

KOKRAJHAR: The first ever inter-college sports meet of Bodoland University has been kicked start from Monday at Bodoland University ground with three-day colourful programme scheduled in Kokrajhar. BTC council head of department (CHD) for sports, Jajnabati Basumatary inaugurated the sports meet in the presence of mamooth participants. Altogether 18 colleges from different districts of Lower Assam region participated in the sports meet, which was organized by Bodoland University in association with Bodoland University Students Union (BUSU).  In the sports meet, competitions of football, Kabbadi for both boys and girls have been organized and participants showcased good sporting talents. In the Kabbadi(girls),Mushalpur College beat Auxilum College,Udalguri in 2-1 sets in the inaugural match. Basumatary extended her best greetings to the organizers for organizing such a gala sports meet among students . "Sports is an integral part of human life, so students can also opt for sports as a career prospect’, She said. The organizer of the sports meet, Dr Prahalad Basumatary informed that there 18 colleges which participated in the meet and took part in the football, Kabbadi events. He appreciated the efforts of the Bodoland University and hoped that sports meet will encourage budding sports persons from the region.

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Jairam hints at Stillwell reopening

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Free medical camp in Kokrajhar

16 Nov 2017 - 7:27pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

A free medical and health awareness camp was organized to facilitate medicines among remote villagers at Laimuti in Chirang district on Thursday.

The camp was organized by the People's Aid, a charitable trust, Kokrajhar in association with National Health Mission, Kokrajhar. Doctors and nurses from the NHM attended the camp    and checked healths of the attending patients from the Laimuti, Daoraigabnai, Sonapur areas. 

Free medicines were distributed among the needy persons being supplied from Health and Family welfare department. 

Malaria  and TB test were also done during the health camp, besides nurse/ANM worker along with the members of the Peoples Aid made a visit  door to door at the villages and distributed medicines among villagers. 

The camp has been organized to create awareness on health care and services among remote areas in the region, said a member of the peoples aid.