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Hardware-software workshop

The applications of ARDUINO and RASPBERRY PI – open-source prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software came up for a livelier discussion at a recent workshop in Guwahati.  Over the years Arduino and Raspberry Pi have been the brain of thousands of projects, from everyday objects to complex scientific instruments.

Organized by department of electrical and electronics engineering, School of Technology, Assam Don Bosco University, the 2-day workshop on ARDUINO and RASPBERRY PI (WAR-2015) ended on Sunday.

Jesif Ahmed, Assistant Professor at ADBU EEE said, “A worldwide community of makers - students, hobbyists, artists, programmers, and professionals - has gathered around this open-source platform, their contributions have added up to an incredible amount of accessible knowledge that can be of great help to novices and experts alike.”

Assistant Professor Gitu Das conducted the first session explaining the basic procedures for working with ARDUINO. Later, he demonstrated about interfacing of LED, LCD, motors and other peripheral devices with ARDUINO.

The practical hands on exercises helped students implement their innovative ideas in this domain.

Assistant Professor Jyoti Kumar Barman illustrated the setting up of Raspberry Pi with laptop and with other peripherals. The training also included a series of practical sessions on controlling different appliances which gave exposure to various applications which could be easily performed using Raspberry Pi.


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Former HoD, Dept of Mass Communications at Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati, C.M. Paul was editor of The Herald weekly in Kolkata and director of Don Bosco International News Agency (ANS) based in Rome. He has MA degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from FORDHAM University, New York.

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Craft exhibition underway at NEDFi Haat

19 Jun 2013 - 3:04pm | AT News

A handloom and handicraft exhibition titled “Ramdhenu” has been organized at NEDFi Haat by Care Assam  from June 16to 22. The exhibition was earlier inaugurated by eminent Assamese film actor Biju Phukan, on Sunday. The exhibition features diverse skills of artist from different parts of the state like Brass and Bell metal crafts from Hajo and wood carving from Bokakhat.

While speaking on the inauguration ceremony President of Care Assam Pradip Baishya said, “The cooperation we seek from the people is not go come and buy items from these stalls to give them good business only but we seek your cooperation in coming to discover the beauty of the items in display which will be a lot of encouragement to us.”

The exhibition is a platform for the lesser known craftsmen to showcase their talents and get an opportunity to get some monetary value by selling their crafts. A creative designing competition was also organized among the participants to show their competitive skills which was judged by designer Priya Chadda.


- Nibir Akash Baruah, Guwahati


Elephant Day observed at Hatigarh

4 Oct 2011 - 10:59pm | Jayanta Kumar Das

On the occasion of 57th Wildlife Week,Forest and Police observed “Elephant Day” at Hatigarh in Udalguri district on October 1.It needs mention that first week of October has been observed as Wildlife Week and first October as the “Elephant Day” in Assam. More over first October has also been observed as “Police Raising Day” in the state. Keeping in view the on going “Man-elephant conflict” which poses serious threat to ecology in Udalguri district,the observation of the day day is welcomed by all nature loving people in the district as a positive step towards mitigating the conflict. Hatigarh had been selected as the venue because of the presence of more than hundred wild elephants searching for food and water in the near by villages.

Dhansiri Forest Division,Udalguri organised a central programme at Santipur near Bongurum close to Indo-Bhutan international border. Once known as a Reserve Forest,Bongurum is now completely encroached by people. No tall trees are seen now a days in Bongurum.A colourful procession of children marked the beginning of the celebration at 8.30 AM. Hundreds of children wearing masks tigers, bears, monkey, deers lion, elephant etc took part in the procession holding play cards in hands. Speaking on the occasion,Bankim Sarma,DFO,Dhansiri Forest Division explained about the behaviour and psychology of the wild elephants. He also gave a few important tips on how to avoid confrontation with wild elephants. Several distinguished guests namely- Debajit Deuri, SP, Udalguri; Kulen Talukdar,ADC; MP Sharma, PD, DRDA; Hitesh Baishya and Sanjay Gogoi of WWF (India); Dipen Boro, Advosor and Buddhi Ram Boro,President of Udalguri district ABSU; Dinesh Brahma, President, Harisinga ABSU attended the central programme which was presided over by Dipen Boro. WWF North bank Landscape Programme arranged videos on wild elephants for people and children.Both Forest and WWF distributed 10 search lights,posters and crackers etc among the villagers,who had been suffering most due to elephant depredation.

Another massive programme was also arranged at sector No.25 in Hatigar TE by Udalguri police.It was observed as a part of the “Police Raising Day” on October 1 Ganesh puja was arranged well inside the tea garden near the forest area at 10 AM followed by offering of banana trees and salts for the waiting herd of hundred wild elephants. It was a never before scene to watch more than hundred wild elephants with calves watching Ganesh Puja and offering from a close distance. TR Pegu,SDPO,Bhergaon Sub-divion and brain behind all the activities told media and people on the spot that 25 trucks load of banana trees and one truckload of salts had been placed at three locations simultaneously namely- Hatigar belt,Nonai belt and Bornadi WLS belt for wild elephants. He further said that due to massive deforestation activities the wild elephants had been compelled to roam in the nearby villages in search of food. Replying to a question,he said that situation had improved after four time distribution programme launched three weeks ago.Debajit Deuri,SP,Udalguri attended the programme as the chief guest. Rana Baruah,Senior Manager of Hatigar TE along with all his staff also attended the programme offering full cooperation.

Assam beat Tripura in Ranji clash

6 Nov 2012 - 4:00am | editor

Assam defeated Tripura by 10 wickets in their opening group league match in Ronji trophy at Nehru Stadium in Guwahati on Monday.

The victory gave the host team a bonus point as they got seven points from the encounter. Ratra from Tripura gleaned 124 run before he was adjudged leg before wicket off pacer Arup Das and any hopes of saving the match was gone for Tripura. Ratra hit 18 boundaries during his 255-ball stay at the crease. He added 77 runs to his overnight score before becoming the ninth wicket to fall.