Kokrajhar: Experts at a seminar in Kokrajhar on Tuesday strongly advocated measures to uplift the Bodo language and literature in the global scene.
Participating at a two days international seminar organized at the Central Institute of Technology(CIT) in Kokrajhar on Tuesday the scholars from Copenhagen University, Denmark Prof. Peter B Anderson, Professor of the University of Sydney Dr Gwendolyn Hyslop, noted historian from Kolkata Hiracharan Narzinary presented papers highlighting the developmental aspects of the Bodo language in coming days.
Over hundred participants from different colleges and varsities participated the seminar where the organizers hoped that the seminar and discussion on the Bodo language involving internationally figured scholars will be fruitful to the uplift of Bodo language, literature and culture in the world.
“We must organise such international programmes in the coming days to create awareness and social integration,” Borgoyary said.
General Secretary of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha Prasanto Boro told that the event has been emphasized to explore linguistic aspects of Bodos in coming days. He said that British administrator and Christian missionaries contributed lots towards uplift of Bodo language.
Besides three universities in Assam who came forward to show case the values of Mother Teresa on her sainthood, a fourth varsityheld a programme commemorating the canonization of Mother Teresa as ‘Saint Teresa of Calcutta’.
The Assam Don Bosco University, the first private university in the state established in 2008 held a special assembly in its Azara campus, 20th September 2016.
Other universities in Assam who vowed to take forward the mission and message of Mother Teresa on the occasion of her canonization are Gauhati University, Down Town University and Cotton College University Guwahati.
Starting with paying tributes to Mother, the homage programme went on with a skit performed by an all girls’ group, highlighting the teachings of Mother Teresa.
Ms. Asna Doley, a student of Mechanical Engineering spoke about the life and works of Mother Teresa in her speech while Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University, Fr. Joseph Nellenatt told the gathering about how a small girl Agnes came on to become Mother for all and then a Saint.
“Mother Teresa is a mother for all, her children is the entire human race.” said Fr Nellanatt.
The hour-long programme ended with a choir performance of Mintionetthe Fancon and group which mesmerized the audience with one of Mother’s favourite hymns – Make Me a Channel of Your Peace written by Saint Francis of Assisi.
A video clip was screened containing the poem “O Mother” written, composed and recited by Dr. Amarjyoti Choudhury, former Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University. It was earlier played in Rome at the Don Bosco Headquarters during the Art of Giving presentation by Sunita Bhuyan.
The video was also shown on the occasion of canonization celebration of Mother Teresa by the Archdiocese of Guwahati and the Salesian Province of Guwahati.
Hojai: Once again the power department has shown its utter inefficiency in Hojai where one person was electrocuted to death when workers were on repairing duty on Tuesday.
Identified as Mohan Lal Das, the 45 year old electrocuted when he was caught by the 440 voltage power line of 440 at Raikata Village in Hojai in the afternoon as the workers were on repairing duty.
According to information, when the workers were repairing the line damaged by the April 13 storm suddenly the powerline came into the contact of current due to their negligence.
Local residents rushed Mohan to the hospital where he was declared brought dead. His family lodged a formal complaint with the police charging the workers with killing Mohan. Investigation is going on.
The overall flood situation deteriorates further. Some more villages have come under water. With these, the number of villages under water in Dhemaji, Chirang and Lakhimpur districts has gone up to 350 villages in 11 districts where one lakh people have been affected.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke to Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to discuss the situation and extended the central help.