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Prevention against swine flu taken in Udalguri

A meeting was organized at the DC’s chamber in Udalguri district on May 2 at 12 noon to discuss measures to be taken against the dreadful swine flu.Although no cases of swine flu has been reported so far ( human and animal ) in Udalguri district,swine flu has emerged as a dreadful threat to human beings in Assam. The meeting was convened by the DVO, Udaalguri, in consultation with the DC UIdalguri. The meeting was presided over by P.K.Mahanta, ADC, Udalguri and attended by District Election Officer, Udalguri, SDO (S), Udalguiri; ADC, Bhergaon subdivision; Joint Director,Health, Udalguri;staff of district veterinary department and various NGOs. Explaining about the severity of the disease, Dr. Naram Kachari, DVO Udalguri said that though basically swine flu virus H1 N1 attacked the pigs, it undertook mutation within pigs and becomes highly pathogenic to human beings. According to him, once the virus attacks any human being,it becomes highly communicable to entire human population. Man to man transmission could take a pandemic form. Although no cases has so far been reported so far in Udalguri district,the existing ‘District Animal Disease Prevention & Control Committee’,headed by DC Udalguri as the chairman, DVO,Udalguri as member secretary and Joint Director Health; Superintendent of Police, Udalguri; DFO, Udalguri; Chairman Udalguri Town Committee; Executive Engineer, PHE;and local NGOs as membershas been fully prepared to combat any possible threat.Preventive measures including strict surveillance over pigs and pig products; restriction on the import of pigs and pig products from the neighboring states; engaging all the field level workers of the Veterinary department to report for any kind of diseases resembling flu in both human and pigs in the district.Arrangements have already made to distribute leaflets and pamphlets to create awareness among people of the district.People have also been advised not to be panicked over swine flu.

It has been known that the disease has been in level-5 worldwide,just one level below pandemic form as per WHO’s official report.The meeting was also addressed by the Joint Director,Health,Udalguri.He explained about the actions taken by the health department so as to prevent man to man transmission of swine flu.

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Science competition at Udalguri

Science competition at Udalguri
20 Mar 2013 - 4:09pm | Jayanta Kumar Das

The district level Aryabhatta science based competition organized by Udalguri district administration concluded on March 19 at Sankardeb Mission High School with day long programme. Mihir Kumar Baruah ADC,Udalguri inaugurated the competition at 11 AM. On the occasion he requested teachers and students to come forward to avail various science programmes launched by government.Sixty numbers of child scientists from six blocks namely- Kalaigaon, Khoirabari, Bhergaon, Udalguri, Rowta, Mazbat participated in the district level science competition. It needs mention that block level science based model, science based extempore speech and science based poster drawing competitions were organised in all the six blocks prior to the district level competition. And students who had won first three places in each category were only allowed to participate in the district level competitions.

Thaneswar Malakar,DC,Udalguri attended the prize distribution at 2 PM as the chief guest. On the occasion he congratulated participants and winners. He requested them to take interest in science activities.He said that such science based competitions could very much help to bring out inner creativity of students. He advised students and teachers to use scientific experiments for the benefit of common people living in the villages. Results: In the science model competition- Rodali Das and Diksha Devi (Arunodoi Academy,Tangla) won first, Meenakshi Dutta and Dibyarupa Rabha (Maharishi Vidya Mandir,Tangla) second prizes; in science based extempore spech competition- Deepanand Basumatari (Arunodoi Academy,Tangla) won first,Pankaj Sarmah (Orang HS School) won second prises while Prastuti Parashar (Lokapriya Bordoloi Public School,Kalaigaon) and Kalyani Rabha (Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Tangla) won first two places. All the winners will represent Udalguri district in the All Assam Aryabhatta science competitions to be held at Silpagram,Guwahati on April 3 and 4.The state level meet will be organised by Assam Science Technology & Environment Council (ASTEC) Guwahati.

Free Training on electrical house wiring for unemployed youth

3 Dec 2017 - 9:23pm | Jesif Ahmed

A free training programme on 'Electrical House Wiring' for the educated unemployed youth has been organised by the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) at its Azara campus, from 27th November to 2nd December, 2017. Fourteen participants from Azara, Jalukbari, Sonapur, Kamalpur, Baihata Chariali, Bongara and Mirza, having qualifications ranging from 9th standard pass to graduation, has been trained with necessary technical skills related to the subject area with the aim of helping them to become self-employed. The free training programme, organized under the banner of University's social commitment programme – Swabalamban, was sponsored by a group of ex-AECians coming together to contribute in the name of 'Debabrata Barman Memorial Fund'.

The resource persons of the prommame were veteran electrical engineering trainer Mr. Arun Kumar Senapoty, Senior Assistant Professor of the department Mr. Biramjit Goswami, along with Mr. Pankaj Roy and Mr. Sushil Kumar Minj.

Speaking on the inauguration of the programme, the director of School of Technology, Prof. Manoranjan Kalita mentioned about the objective of the 'Swabalamban' programme as to empower the youth of the nearby areas of the university with the technical skills, by sharing the available resources of the university, and thereby making them self employed. He also mentioned about the unique commitment the university has towards the development of the society, by imparting free education as well as skill development training to the poor and the needy. It's noteworthy to mention that since its inception, ADBU has been providing free education as well as skill development training to hundreds of youth of its neighbourhood.

 

In the second phase of Swabalamban-2017, the departments of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering & Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Social Work of Assam Don Bosco University are going to organize free training program on 'Design of Solar Powered Chargeable LED Lamps', 'DTP & PC Maintenance and Welding' and 'Fitting & Blacksmithy for Mechanical Fabrication', starting from 5th December 2017.

High profile strike: Gegong Apang's son kidnapped from Itanagar

19 Jun 2008 - 7:30pm | editor

In a daring high profile strike, a group of rebels have kidnapped former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Gegong Apang's youngest son Getam Apang on Wednesday night from Itanagar. The rebels have already talked to Getam's family members. The enitre incident was kept in dark and later it's spreading like wildfire in and around the capital town of the north eastern state. Police have been remaining clueless.

According to information received from Itanagar, the militants stopped Getam Apang at Helangi Road in the capital town while he was riding on the car bearing No AR 01-9696 and forcibly took him away.