Students from a US school were excited to have interacted with their counterparts Nagaon district on Saturday. They came to the state as part of an effort to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in India. Comprising six juniors and seniors from West Fargo High School in North Dakota in US, they took up the unique and ambitious effort to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in India and interacted with the students of Nagaon Bengali Girls' High School. The West Fargo team will work with the Indian school. They made a strong presentation on STEM education which was followed by interactions with the Nagaon students with their teacher Nasset highlighting the importance of STEM and how it can help every student to better prepare for the challenges faced in everyday life. The team demonstrated their robot that "plays basketball and soccer" and went on to describe the intricate parts of the robot. With 30 students , the Nagaon team led by subject teacher Aparna Bhattacharjee was very excited to be involved in this programme and interacted with the US students in both Assamese and English.
The giving up of 600 acres of land to Bangladesh shows what the coming days will be like for the state and the region. This is not a trivial issue. We cannot expect anything else from the State ministers who are just puppets of the central government in Delhi. What is sad is that where are the ULFA leaders now? Why doesn't Arabinda Rajkhowa, Paresh Baruah, Sasha Choudhury, Mithinga Daimari, Bhimkanta Buragohain speak out against this land swap which has made Assam poorer by 600 acres of land? The peace process is on. They are going to delhi power corridors every now and then. Why didn't they take a strong step against this land swapping?
What about the All Assam Students Union? Where is the so called advisor Samujjal Bhattacharyya? What about those Assamese youths who took out a rally for a Hindi film song competition show in 2005? I hope people haven't forgotten how Guwahati came to a halt for 5 hours because of this hulla over Debojit Saha organised by AASU? One thing is sure, all these ULFA, AASU type organisations have hijacked the Assamese people from real issues from time to time. Media has also helped these profit making business groups by not making the people relaise ground reality, where the public should actually be concerned. Shame on us all.
A truck had a narrow escape from the jaw of a death when his truck ferrying coal slipped into the road side in Kokrajhar on Thursday. The incident took place early in the morning on the NH 31(C) at Serfanguri Ramfalbill near Rupnath Brahma field along when the overloaded truck from Guwahati bearing No BR-21E-5860 was on its way to Bihar.
The driver was safe unhurt in the incident. Eye witnesses told Assam Times that the truck fell on the roadside after the driver lost control over the vehicle. Police officials visited the spot and took stock of the incident.