Disability defeated by willpower
Will power has an important role in human life and those who have stamina to fight all odds, set an example for others to follow for a successful life. Even disability can be defeated if a person has determination to lead a peaceful life. We find a number of cases in the world when people lose heart on their failures in life. At the same time there are certain exceptions, who despite many odds in their life make it worth living by their strong will power. Here is an example of the life of a person who came out from a small village of Siyani Belchhi in the district of Jamui in Bihar. Born on January 2,1952, Rakesh Pathak became a handicap suffering from paralysis in his right leg at his tender age of two years. He passed his childhood and primary schooling in a small village of Banka district in Bihar. Afterwards, he shifted to Bhagalpur and completed his matriculation examination from Bahadurpur High School. For higher education he had to go Patiala, where he completed his degree examination in Arts from Punjabi University. In search of livelihood he came to Guwahati during year 1978. Life was tough, but he has to live it, so he started private tuitions and subsequently joined some private schools. He became very popular in the locality as a Hindi teacher in due course.
Meanwhile, he was offered a jobs in local Hindi daily newspapers as a journalist. After half a decade serving as a journalist, Rakesh returned to the teaching profession and joined a private school as Senior Hindi teacher. Destiny had to test his patience further and in February 2000 his left leg and hand suffered heavy paralysis attack. He lost his school job as he became completely invalid. Even it was not possible for him to go for toilet without the help of his wife Rani and son Samir. Now he is completely bed-ridden. Some students come to his room for taking tuitions, which is the main source of his income. Rest of the time he passes in reading, writing and translating eminent Assamese writers’ books in Hindi. He has done good study of Assamese literature. Asom Rashtra Bhasha Prachar Samiti got a number of history, geography and social studies text books from class seven to ten, translated in Hindi by him. He has become a bridge between the Assamese and Hindi literature. His translation of eminent Assamese writer Rajani Kanta Bardoloi’s novel ‘Manomati’ was published by Gyan Vigyan Samiti. Sentinel Hindi newspaper published in series Ranju Hazarika’s novel ‘Ek Dweep Sat Kabra’. Sahitya Academy awardees novel ‘Abhiyatri’ written by Nirupama Borgohain was also translated in Hindi by Rakesh Pathak for Doordarshan. Besides, he keeps himself busy in the translation works in Hindi from other languages. A few books written by him in ‘Angika’, (which is a native language) have been published. On January 3, 2014, Rakesh Pathak was felicitated by Jahnavee Angika Sanskriti Sansthan for Hindi and Angika writings.
Since the year 2000, Rakesh Pathak keeps himself busy with independent writing, freelance journalism and Hindi teaching. He is not a beneficiary from government agencies or other institutions. He needs cooperation not kindness. (He can be contacted on his mobile No.09864150953).
23 Sep 2014 - 6:13am | AT News
Over 400 people have been remaining clueless in Goalpara district hours after the cloudburst in Meghalaya on Monday. These people hailing from atleast 10 villages along the Assam-Meghalaya border who have gone missing after the havoc. In Dudhnoi alone, atleast 300 people have yet to surface. The Army is on rescue and relief operations in the district where speeding water coming from Garo hills devastated a huge area. Army and NDRF have been working acting on the statements of the eyewitnesses who managed to escape death. The villagers told Assam Times that at least 13 bodies have been fished out till Monday night. The authorities have sought the help of the Indian Air Force to launch rescue operations in Goalpara and neighbouring Dhubri district where a large number of people were reported to have been marooned in the floodwater.
11 Feb 2018 - 11:32pm | AT News
KOHIMA: Huge trouble brews for BJP in the poll bound north eastern state of Nagaland where a news portal claimed to have possessed evidence of how a party top gun was caught by rebels inside a hotel with girls.
According to The News Joint, the rebels fighting for a greater Nagalim and who have been dead opposed to the February 27 assembly polls, are believed to have caught senior party leader Ram Madhab inside a hotel in Dimapur with two girls.
Caught in a Catch 22 situation, the BJP heavyweight who handles the party's north eastern affairs called up Himanta Biswa Sarma to his rescue. His man Friday found it a herculean task to deal with the difficulties.
Armed with this situation, now the Naga rebels are believed to have mounted pressure on the BJP led government at the Centre to halt the process failing which they would publicly release the video tape in question which is bound to touch off a seismic wave of reactions amid the electioneering heat and dust in the north eastern state.
Under pressure from the rebels, a group of civil society organizations got a joint declaration signed by the major political parties not to contest the polls. A day after they signed the declaration, BJP defied it encouraging others to follow the suit. Despite differences, the party struck poll deal with NDPP led by former chief minister Neiphu Rio.
Top BJP leaders have been urging prime minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah to campaign for the party candidate who are learnt to have agreed.
11 Jun 2017 - 7:28pm | AT Staff Reporter
On the basis of secret information a police team led by surjakanto Morang DSP (P) arrested two extortionist yesterday evening on June 10 from Shillongkhuti under Mazbat police station.The apprehended persons are- Birsila Basumatary,son of Roshen Basumatary of village No 2 Merabil in Udalguri and Gumdam Basumatary, son of late Anand Basumatary of village Solomari under Mazbat police station.Rajveer Singh,SP,Udalguri told this correspondent that they had given extortion call to the headmaster of Shillongkhuti HS and demanded an amount of rupees fifty thousands from the HM.There were more victims about whom details were being verified.
A case has been registered at Mazbat police station.The SP also said that police had recovered a hand made pistol and two rounds of ammunition from a tempo Reg.No 27 C 2636 at Kathalguri under Udalguri police station.