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32 years of Assam Accord

 Thirty two years have passed since the Assam Accord was signed to detect and deport the illegal migrants. But thr crucial phase of the historic pact remains unimplemented. 

All Assam Student Union (AASU) activists across the held huge meetings on Monday demanding immediate measures to implement the accord in letter and spirit. 

AASU leaders in Guwahati slammed the Centre alleging lack of good will to make Assam a Bangladeshi free state. They said they would have no option but to resume agitation. With 32 earthen lamps AASU observed the 32 years of the pact which remained unimplemented. 

An AASU meeting in Namrup asked the centre and state to implement the historic Accord to safeguard the interest of the indigenous people. 

Kalpadeep Mohan presided over the meeting attended by   Kalpajit Gogoi, Manash jyoti Changmai . Thirty two notable persons from different fields Spiritual , Religious , Education , Media person , Literature , etc lit 32 earthen lamps.

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Gogoi in New Delhi on 3 days visit

12 Sep 2012 - 4:24pm | editor

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi leaves for New Delhi on Wednesday on a three days visit to the national capital.
According to sources, apart from his schedule to call on Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Gogoi is scheduled to meet prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shindhe to apprise them of the prevailing law and order situation in BTAD areas and Dhubri. Gogoi is also scheduled to give a courtesy visit to President Pranab Mukherjee before wrapping his visit.

Dr Bhupen Hazarika no more

5 Nov 2011 - 10:12pm | editor

Pride of Assam Dr Bhupen Hazarika is no more. He was 85. The end came at 4:30pm on Saturday at the Mumbai-based Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital where he was undergoing treatment.

Hazarika was born in 1926, at Sadiya in Assam. He did his Intermediate in Guwahati in 1942, and went on to Banaras Hindu University to complete his B. A and completed his M A in Political Science in 1946. Soon after, he did PhD from Columbia varsity in New Yorkin Mass Communication. He also received the Lisle Fellowship from Chicago University, USA to study the use of educational project development through cinema.

Dr Hazarika was also ranked amongst the leading film makers of the nation. It was he who dared to propagate the cinema movement with unputdownable contribution which is why, he was awarded dada Saheb Phalke award. He was also a legislative Assembly as an Independent member from 1967 to 1972. In this period, he did everything possible to set up the first government film studio named after Jyoti Prasad Agarwalla.

He earned reputation of a notable film maker with Era Batar Sur, Shakuntala, Pratidhwani, Lotighoti, Chick Mick Bijuli, Mon Projapati and Siraj. In 1992, he presided the Assam Sahitya Sabha in its Sivasagar session. Last year, he was given the Assam Ratna award.

7th Elephant Festival from Feb 9

25 Jan 2009 - 1:58pm | editor
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