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Adivasi session begins in Kokrajhar

Over 1000 delegates from various district of Assam thronged Kokrajhar to attend the 12th Adivasi Mahasabha which got underway on Friday. Organised by the All Adivasi Students Association of Assam, the event got off to a colourful start at Magurmari High School ground in Kokrajhar.

Former minister Pramila Rani Brahma attended the first session and welcomed the delegates. AASAA vice president Stephen Lakra told reporters that more than 1000 delegates reached the venue. He said that the session will discuss culture, language and development spirits of the Adivasi community in the state. Dr Rameswar Oraon, chairman of national commission for Scheduled Tribes would attend as chief guest on October 4.

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NESO welcomes Gauhati HC verdict on illegal migrants

31 Jul 2008 - 12:50am | Nanda Kirati Dewan
The North East Students Organisation (NESO), the apex students' organization of North East today welcomed the verdict of Guwahati High Court on illegal migration of Bangladeshis in the State following the Justice B K Sharma's recent judgments of the Gauhati High Court ordering deportation of 50-odd illegal Bangladeshi settlers have triggered a huge reactions among the concern society as the Bangladeshi influx issue troubling in the region from time to time. According to the verdict of the Gauhati High Court (GHC), the illegal Bangladeshis have made use of copies of voters' list at random for indicating any name resembling theirs. "It is very easy to pick up any voters' list, find out names and particulars resembling theirs, obtain certified copies of the same and dump them to the writ court taking it for granted that the writ court will swallow the same, unmindful of requirement of Section 9 of the Foreigners' Act-1946," the court order stated.

The NESO will hold an urgent talk with the All Assam Students Union (AASU) today in this respect as the later is a winner in its historic Assam movement against the illegal Bangladeshis in late 80s. NESO president Dr. Sammujjal Kumar Bhattacharyya said "The society is always concern over the illegal influx of this Bangladeshis and now we have legal rights to fight for the cause too. We will hold discussions and meetings with the authorities concern and take up agendas accordingly. We will pressurize the local Govt. to make immediate deportation of these illegal migrants." 'The 95-page judgment and order passed Justice B.K Sharma directed the police to immediately take into custody 49 of the 61 petitioners, who were declared as 'foreigners' by the court, and to keep them in police custody till their deportation. The respective SPs have been asked to furnish report about the implementation of the direction. The State Home Department and the Director-General of Police been also ordered to furnish report on the action plan towards detection and deportation of foreign nationals from Assam. The State government was also directed to furnish report on the action plan and the time limit within which the names of illegal voters in various voters' list would be deleted. The court directed that all the reports be submitted on or before September 30', informed Bhattacharryyaa

The students' organization also lambasted all the political parties who act as friends with the illegal foreigners for vote bank and in its press statement said that the verdict by the Honourable High Court is matter of shame to the bureaucrats, administrations and policy makers. It is notable to mention here that AASU has been raising its voice against illegal migration, infiltration and other social issues as an umbrella organization in the state.

Dance maestro Goswami to attend GPC program

2 May 2016 - 6:26pm | AT News

Eminent Sattriya dance exponent of Assam, Padmashri Jatin Goswami will attend the ‘Guest of the Month’ program of Guwahati Press Club (GPC) on 3 May. The interactive program will start at 11 am and conclude by 1 pm.

Born at Adhar Sattra of Dergaon in eastern Assam on 2 August 1933, Nrityacharya Goswami received his basic cultural education at home under the guidance of his father. Later he learned Sattriya dance from Maniram Dutta Muktiar and Roseswar Saikia Bayan. Moreover he got the opportunity to learn Assamese folk songs & dances under the guidance of Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha.

The Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee performed Sattriya cultural items in various sessions of Asom Sahitya Sabha, Asom Sangeet Natak Akademi, Asom Sangeet Sanmilan etc. Presently Goswami is engaged in conducting training & workshops of Sattriya dance & dramas in different parts of the country.

Rongali (Bohag) Bihu Celebration, 2011 in NE USA

1 Apr 2011 - 10:40pm | editor

Assamese community in the NE USA, is going to celebrate the forthcoming Rongali (Bohag) Bihu 2011 on April 16. For details please email: or visit the website

As in the past, this is a potluck event with expenses being reimbursed to those who bring food item(s). A list of food (and non-food) items is at the end of this message. Please review the list and kindly volunteer for food or non-food items to make this event a success. Thank you!

Event Coordinators


Bharati Deka -;

Maini Chetia -; (609)712-7159

Meghali Chetia -;

Susan (Dula) Das -;


Rajib Dutta -;

Jyoti Handique -;

Cultural Program:

Arabinda Hazarika -; (609) 275-5860

Pallabi Saikia -; (732) 605-9001

Pitha and Flower Competition: Mousumi Chatterjee -;


Date and Time: April 16th, 2011, Saturday; 2-9pm


Dutch Neck Presbyterian Church

154 South Mill Road

West Windsor, NJ 08550

Driving Dir: For driving direction, please click the following link:

IMPORTANT RULE: Please note that parents are responsible for their children's behavior and thus, must keep an eye on their children. For instance, do not let your children run around or hang around in the hallway. Everyone must eat food in the meeting hall, i.e., where everyone eats. Also, the management of the Dutch Neck Presbyterian Church prohibits smoking in its facilities or on its grounds.

Rongali Bihu program details:

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Arrival, Set Up, Registration, and Snacks

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Welcome mssg, Sri Moi Axomi song, and Flag Hoisting

3:30 PM - 3:35 PM A brief description of Rongali Bihu

3:35 PM - 4:45 PM Games and Game Awards Distribution

4:45PM - 6:45 PM Cultural program

6:45 PM - 6:50 PM Vote of Thanks

6:50 PM - 7:00 PM Introduction of visitors and new families

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Dinner

8:30 PM - 9:00 PM Clean up (we appreciate your help!)