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Orphan kids inaugurate the 9th International Expo

The 9th International Expo which was scheduled to begin from 31st Oct. 2008 began today with a peaceful note. The inaugural program was rescheduled following bloody Thursday episode. The expo was declared open by some orphan kids of Snehalaya orphanage. Father Lucas, Director of Snehalaya accompanied this kids to the AEI Ground. The kids also sang a condolence song besides paid rich tribute to the blast victims. The Expo was declared open by leaving away a pair of pigeon symbol of peace after lighting a ceremonial lamp to fight darkness. The expo has been extended till 16th Nov. 2008 as informed by the organizers.

MA Khan, CMD, Leo Advertising while talking to this correspondent said that we decided to go with orphan kids for inaugural session to co-incide with every common man because the tragic incident has left many kids orphan. We are not all prepared and mentally ready for a ceremonial function as such. Khan also extended his condolences and prayers for the departed soul.
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Nanda Kumar Dewan is our Senior Journalist covering Community Development & International Relations. He is a Mass Communication & Journalism graduate from Sikkim Manipal University (SMU). He started his journalism career with UB Photos News agency in 2006 as News Photo Caption Editor and Photojournalist. He has been associated with Assam Times since it's inception and today is a part of our editorial team.

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Simanta Phukan's picture

Shop in shops....no more 'Expo's please. Guwahatians were drunk with consumerism till the other day.

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