Guwahati: The media fraternity will remember journalist Simanta Bhagawati, who passed away on 21 April in a city hospital following a massive stroke, in a meeting to be held at Guwahati Press Club on Friday next.
It may be noted that Simanta, 53, was also a sportsman and faced the stroke on 19 April while playing tennis at a city court. He was associated with The Assam Tribune till May last year. A man of humour, Simanta leaves behind his wife and a daughter with other relatives and well-wishers.
Journalist Forum Assam (JFA) appeals everyone in the media family to join in the memorial meeting starting at 3 pm of 27 April 2018.
The 64th Bon Mahotsav has been observed at Kalaigaon on July 3. The programme was centrally arranged at Kalaigaon College premises in presence of hundreds of students, teachers and senior citizens. Students of the college joined plantation drive which was inaugurated by Arabinda Das, Principal, Kalaigaon College. On the occasion he felicitated two distinguished people of the district namely -Girindra Adhikari,DFO,Dhansiri Forest Division, Udalguri and Jagadish Sarkar, MCLA, BTC.
Speaking to students teachers and people DFO Adhikari appealed all to to start plantation anywhere to prevent Uttrakhand like natural disasters. He said that it was not nature but human activities,responsible for the deaths of thousands in Uttrakhand and in other places. According to him without peoples cooperation and involvement it would never be possible to protect nature and wildlife in Assam. While talking to media persons, the DFO said that improvement of Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary, Khalingduar Reserve Forest and JFMC, Sapangaon would be given priority and more plantation would be done in JFMC Sapangaon.He said that Aranyak had assured Udalguri administration to install ten Solar panels at JFMC Sapangaon within July. He also thanked WWF India North Bank Programme for providing two Kunki elephants for checking “Man-elephant conflict” in Udalguri district. The programme was attended by Jagadish Sarkar, MCLA, BTC; Madhurya Sarma, ACF, Dhansiri Forest Division; Jayanta Das,Hony.Wildlife Warden, Udalguri; social worker Kami Ram Saharia and Kamal Prasad Sarma etc.
Violence refuses to recede in Goalpara district in the name of protest against Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council polls.
Protesters on Monday set on fire a lower primary school at Puthimari during the bandh called by the Garo National Council and 10 non-Rabha organisations.
Two mini buses and a car were also set ablaze in Kasomari and Torangthap area. The bandh called from 5am on Sunday affected normal life in the Garo and non-Rabha areas of the district. The Council polls are slated for three phases between November 13 and 25.