PURI: As many as 250 pilgrims from Assam are said to have been remaining stranded in Odisha since the coastal state are hit by the ravaging Feni. According to official information received from Bhubneswar, most of the people were on a visit to Puri, the most visited Jagannath temple who are waiting to leave the state back.
“We came to the temple town 7 days back. Then the weather was very nice. Now we are worried. But the local authorities are helping. We are waiting to leave,” said Ashmita Deka from Guwahati over phone.
Jairaj Panda, a local resident in Puri said they have shifted to a safer place along with dozens of pilgrims they kept with them. “We kept the pilgrims much to their convenience. But the weather has done otherwise. We have come to a safer place. How can we forget the pilgrims? We have also taken them away,” said Panda.
Ramesh Patnaik, who runs a non governmental organization said that they have tried their best to evacuate the pilgrims in Puri. “This is our duty. We have shifted as many 1400 tourists from the country and abroad during the last 4 days. Fifteen of them are from Assam. Apart from shifting them we provided them with food and help them connect their family members over phone,” said Patnaik.
A beefed up security scenario on Saturday failed to avert a powerful grenade explosion in Guwahati where a CRPF jawan lost his life and at least ten others, mostly CRPF jawans injured in Platanbazar. The deceased CRPF jawans was identified as Bhawani Singh who succumbed to injuries on the way to the GMCH. The injured have been rushed to the GMCH for treatment. They have been identified as Rajnil Gandhi, Bori Tanti, Ashok Khandakar, Babu Das, Dilip Kumar Sarma, Demsa Devi, Saheda Begum, Manoj Kumar, Upar Singh, Rinki Sarma, Umanath Sahani.
A 25 member child scientists from Assam has left for Ahmedabad city to attend the 17th National Children’s Science Congress,2009,under the supervision of Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC),Guwahati. According to Biman Barua, state coordinator NCSC Assam and project scientist of ASTEC, 25 child scientists from various districts of Assam had been selected on the basis of their performance in the recently concluded NCSC state congress at Sibsagar from 12 – 15 October,2009.sHe said that the National Children’s Science Congress 2009 will be held Gujrat science city and SGVP international school during 27 – 31 December 2009. Noted scientist and former president of India APJ Abdul Kalam and Prof. Yas pal will attend the national meet to interact with the child scientists coming from different states of India.
According to ASTEC sources,the following 25 child scientists and 9 guides and officials have already left for Ahmedabad city by Brahmaputra Mail on December 22 ,2009.
Abhijit Basumatari ( Kokrajhar);Aditya Changmai (Dibrugarh);Anurag Kalyan Borgohain (Golaghat);Arghadip Pal (Hailakandi);Atlanta Das (Udalguri);Bhargav Ragan (Morigaon); Bhupali Goaswami (Barpeta);Bijit Sarma (Darrang);Binita Deka (Jorhat);Biswajeet Phukan (Sivasagar);Himangshu Singha (Cachar);Jijnashi Das (Darrang);Jyotimala Borah (Lakhimpur); Mitul Das (Bongaigaon);Mrinmoy Dutta (Barpeta);Mukunda Madhab Barua (Dhemaji);N Jayashree Barua (Sonitpur);Nipam Rabha (Baska);Pranjit Das (Dhemaji);Rajashree Hazarika (Nagaon);Rupankar Jyoti Saikia (Golaghat);Rupjyoti Das (Baska);Santana Bora (Sonitpur)Snigdha Haloi (Nalbari).
Accompanying officials are- Kishore Deb (state coordinator i/c);,Krishna Menon Tamuli (team coordinator); Basanta Nath ,Deepa Sarma, Brindewali Devi,Bhabananda Khaklari,Jajnu Ram Bora,Lutfur Rahman and Chakradhar Das
30 Jul 2008 - 1:24pm | editor
The overall flood situation in Assam continues to remain critical on Wednesday as some more areas are reeling under the flood waters of the river Brahmaputra and its tributaries rendering as many as four lakh people homeless in seven districts. According to information, some fresh areas have been inundated in lower Assam where the river Beki was playing havoc, forcing panic stricken villagers to abandon their houses. The Brahmaputra is still flowing above the danger mark at Dibrugarh, Naemati and Dhubri while its tributaries Jia Bhorali and Puthimari were also above the red mark. The situation in the river island Majuli remains grim for the second day on Sunday as two portions of PWD road at Pahumara Garmur- Jengraimukh Haladhibari have been washed away. Similarly, there is no let-up in the situation in the worst hit Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts.
Assam: The Accord, The Discord – Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty