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Adivashis protest for ST status

Adivashi Sengal Abhijan and Jharkhand Desam Party, Assam state committee  carried out a rally and staged protest dharna in Kokrajhar on Monday, demanding  ST status to the Adivashi community and start of Ol-Chiki script in Santhali medium school in the state. The protest was held in front of the DC office, Kokrajhar. 


Hundreds of activists and members from Sengal Abhijan with banner, placards participated the protest dharna that saw slogan shouting seeking ST status and use of Ol-Chiki script in Santhali medium school.


Meanwhile,the 12 hour Assam bandh called by AASAA-Pradip Nag faction, on demand of ST status to the Adivashis  has evoke partial response in Kokrajhar district and its adjoining areas. 


The bandh was concluded by 5 pm which was started from 5am.


The bandh affected 31 national highway,most of the bazaar, markets are seeing open. Private vehicles are running as usual on the day. The bandh partially impact in the area.


Citizens and parents in the area have expressed resented over bandh cultures which are called by different organisation and parties to show their protest and agitation. 


Bandhs have been creating problems and hardships in the area as bandh culture is seeing gaining up.


Parents and citizens have appealed to all organisation and parties not to call bandhs during the examination days as HS final examination is beginning from Tuesday. 

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8 Aug 2018 - 8:47am | Nikhil Mundra


HojaI:- As a part of Golden Jubilee Celebration one of the oldest Irrigation Scheme of Assam, i.e. Jamuna Irrigation Scheme the Officers, both Office and Field Staffs  along with their family members  organised  a Blood Donation Camp at around 10:30 am on Tuesday under the agies of District Health Department and Hojai Administration at their office campus in Hojai.

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Eye Specialist and DMO Dr D Chetia Phukan briefly explained the gathering  regarding importance of blood donation. He said all donors will be issued a certificate which will be valid for 1 year. During the period he or she may be able to get one unit of blood from the blood bank without any replacement for his or her kith n kin.

Dr B Saikia I/C Blood Bank raised the point that in Government Sector perhaps Jammu CAD Division is first instance that have organised such a Camp. He thanked the organiser for such a noble deed.

Rikku Dutta counsellor , Blood Bank, Bhogeswari Phukononi civil Hospital, Nagaon explained about  New findings in blood donation such as a diabetic patient can donate blood if he or she is not dependent on insulin, a healthy person aged 65 year can also donate blood.


Earlier, the dignitaries were felicitated under the leadership of Anup Kumar Barthakur, Camp coordinator who gave welcome speech and shared the objective of this event.

Speaking on the Occasion, Executive Engineer Sanjai Kumar Mahanta said,"Blood Donation is a noble work which can save many lives, rich or poor everyone has this precious natural resource.He thanked  the participants and Officers for making the event a grand success.

He  also introduced the mass  and thanked Sri G Kakoty, Sri D Das and Sri P Bora who had sponsored the Lunch.

He further informed that next camp will be organised in the month of December.

 A Total of  80 person's checked their health out of which 50 were selected for donation of  blood.
 
A Nine member team including Doctors,staff, counsellor, lab technician from Bhogeswari Phukononi civil Hospital at Nagaon where present in blood camp.