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Special drive on enrollment of young electorate in Udalguri

The District Election Office,Udalguri has launched special drive on enrollment of young electorate of the age group of 18 to 21 in the district. Karpun Patir, District Election Officer,Udalguri in a press release informed that as per the direction of the Electuon Commission of India,the previous application formats had been cancelled and new format of application form were made available for the enrollment of the new electorates and correction of previous mistakes.The special drive will be launched till July 31.It is further informed that in no case old formats will be accepted. The concerned BLO have been visiting house to houses for collection of names of new electorates with formats (No.6 forms).It needs mention that several awareness meetings have so far been arranged at Dimakuchi,Orangajuli, Garuajhar, Udalguri etc to attract attention of the new electorates who could not enroll  their names previously. DEO appeal all to come forward to enroll their names in the voters list or to apply for correction within July 31.

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Environment Day in Amronga School

6 Jun 2014 - 4:11pm | Nilutpal Das

Enough has been said about the environment and all in the right spirit but active engagements is what the youth needs today. On the occasion of World Environment Day 2014, students from two schools in Guwahati took charge to observe the day themselves and in turn engaging their peers in meaningful activities.

The two programmes were organized at Amronga Borihat H.S School, near Mirza (Kamrup) and Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti school, Guwahati. In this, Eco Concept, a Guwahati based non-governmental organization working on Environmental Education acted as the mentor and guide, supported by Public Health and Engineering Department, Guwahati.

The students from the two schools- both from different setups, showed sincere dedication towards the environment, understanding it and taking steps to ensure its protection.

In Amronga Borihat school, the celebrations began with a procession from the school upto the Borihat bazar. Around 1000 students of the school took the walk holding placards and shouting slogans on safeguarding the environment. 10 students from the school then took responsibility for organizing extempore speech, drawing and ‘best out of scrap’ competitions. From the selection of topics in the extempore speech contest or judging the performances- all of it was managed by this group of senior students, themselves. Topics at the extempore speech contest ranged from water conservation, impact of chemical agriculture, to rivers, pollution, acid rain, natural disasters and so on to induce peer-to-peer learning in an exciting way. The best-out-of-scrap contest was designed to help students think out- of-the-box and create something out of the waste in their own campus.

Extempore speech contest at Amronga Borihat H.S schoo

“This was the first time, we got a chance to organize something on our own and it was a totally enriching experience as it helped us learn so much about ourselves”, said Simanta Kalita, one of the senior students of the school. The students are now geared up to start an eco club in the school so that environment protection or care is not limited to just one day but is a sustained effort.

On the other hand, students at the Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti school held a photo exhibition and a street play contest- both themed on environment. After this, the students planted over 50 saplings around their campus and plan to continue this effort all the year round. The support for saplings was provided by the District Administration. Speaking about this idea of youth taking the charge themselves, a teacher from Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti, Julie Baruah said, “The children today are aware of the facts and are sensitized enough it create a clean and healthy environment for the future. Let us all raise our voice and help in handing over a safer and cleaner world to them.”

“We are trying to create spaces for these young energies to come and express their concerns, ideas and care for the environment through creative, non-formal ways. This is to help knowledge translate to experience and experience to connection. Action follows connection,” said Nilutpal Das, President of Eco Concept.

Kapoor stresses more operation against ULFA

18 Oct 2007 - 1:56pm | pbaruah
Army topguns are drawing up a set of massive strategies to make its crackdown against United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) more effective even as several top cadres are all set to surrender.

Chief of Army Staff Deepak Kapoor hold a series of meeting with top ranked security officials at the 4 Corps headquarters in Tezpur on Wednesday and Thursday and reviews the operations against the proscribed outfit in the state.

Several crucial issues relating to the offensive against the militant outfit came up for discussion and he instructed his senior officials to make the operation more elaborate and effective.

General Kapoor further visited the Indo-China border areas in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday and assesses the situation prevailing in the area.

Addressing a press conference in Tezpur on Thursday, Kapoor says insurgency always stymies the process of development and therefore he advocates operations against the ULFA.

On the other hand, after the surrender of Pranjal Saikia at Dinjan Army camp on Wednesday several topguns with the ULFA’s 28th Battalion are in touch with the police for surrender. These include the crack unit’s finance secretary Ujjal Gohain.

In yet another development, intelligence agencies have intercepted some messages from ULFA containing instructions to launch offensive the Hindi-speaking people.

Mobile dearer but gold gets cheaper

26 Jul 2016 - 1:04pm | AT News

Wine, cigarette, mobile phones would be costlier while gold, molasses, mekhela chador, candle, feeding bottle, drinking water bottle, citronella would be cheaper. This was what Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Tuesday.

In his maiden speech after tabling the Rs 2880.91 crore deficit budget for 2016-17, his government has a huge liability of Rs 31,300.19 crore. He said the government has proposed to do away with the mechanism of plan and non plan expenditure.

Sarma further proposed to keep the traditional Assamese mekhela chador out of the VAT while the VAT amount in molasses, candle, feeding bottle, drinking water bottle have been deceased.

The government has further proposed three new universities Hojai, Bihpuria and Barpeta apart from a restructured Board of Secondary Education, Assam. Much to the major encouragement of Piyush Hazarika, Sarma proposed an institute of fashion designing in Jagiroad. Sarma proposed Rs 2 crore fund each to a number of police stations to be modernized.