Skip to content Skip to navigation

Purva Bharati Trust Conducts FGDs

Purva Bharati Trust organised 3 focused group discussion and workshop for youth and adolescents in some part of the Jorhat District from 27th to 29th May. Purva Bharati Trust is working as one of the Field Non Governmental Organisation (FNGO) in some areas of Jorhat district under national rural health Mission . The workshop and focused discussion which targeted young people from the age group of 10 to 19 were held in the Gatonga Tea Estate, Kamarbandha Tea Estate and Na Pamua Gaon .Its is interesting to note that most of girls leave studies due to various problems at their homes. The burdens of the family do not encourage the children especially the girls to continue their studies. Maini Gon who left studies after class IX said that I wanted to study but the family is big and I have to earn soon to take care of other brothers and sisters so I am learning tailoring(cutting and knitting) in a near by place. It is to be mentioned that Gatonga and Kamarbandha T E comes under Titabor Constituency which is represented by Chief Minister of Asom. There is less knowledge on HIV/AIDS amongst adolescents in these areas. Some of the participants feel that the deadly diseases are like jaundice, high or low blood pressure, etc. The workshops were facilitated by Ranjan K Baruah, youth activist from Guwahati and Bandita Acharya, Functionary of Purva Bharati Trust. The workshops were held in participatory methods due to which the participants could speak their minds and express their ideas. It was found that the children especially girls do not have rights while taking decisions and most of the decisions are taken by the elders. The number of substance users is less amongst boys. It is important for the Sarva Sikhsa Mission to start programme and bring the drop out to the schools again so that they can be part actively in the progress of the society. The young people in and around tea gardens are less educated in comparison to their peers in some other villages like Na Pamua Village. It is interesting to know that Na Pamua village which is just 9 KM away from the Jorhat district is yet to be electrified. The people expressed grieve in the workshop saying that they are having challenging conditions as there was no electricity in the village for years. Purva Bharati Trust which is working on the issues related to health and education in the district of Jorhat is planning to train a team of peer educators from the areas so that positive thinking and right approach can be reached to young minds. Participants in the focused group discussions have agreed to volunteer and extend their support to educate and teach their peers. Purva Bharati Trust has plead for ideas and support from concerned people to make health reachable for all in the district of Jorhat.

Comments

Rahul Konwar's picture

Good work by Purva Bharati. So Ranjan-da you are focusing on adolescents issues too. Its great. Al the best.

Pages

Add new comment

Random Stories

Gandhi Jayanti celebrated by Army in Lingibore

2 Oct 2019 - 2:29pm | Akshaya Pranab Kalita
As part of Gandhi Jayanti  celebrations, the *Santak Army Camp* under the aegis of *Dao Division* organised a  voluntary blood donation camp on Wednesday. The camp was organised with the...

Bodoland Kickboxing championship begins

21 Jul 2015 - 5:33pm | Hantigiri Narzary
The 3rd Bodoland Kickboxing championship, 2015 and first triennial conference, was started from today at Titaguri Iragdao community hall in Kokrajhar. The championship was organised Kickboxing...

Kokrajhar: 4 died in miscreant attack

21 Jul 2012 - 3:12am | editor
Four persons died in miscreant attack in Kokrajhar on Friday. The gruesome incident took place at Jaipur at around 9-15 in the evening. The severed bodies were recovered by police.The deceased...

Assam archers shining

16 Aug 2015 - 6:06pm | Hantigiri Narzary
Two archers from Assam are shining in home and abroad. They are none other than Sanjay Boro and Himani Boro who have stolen the march in the on going Asian Archery Taipei Open Tournament at Chinese...

Other Contents by Author

Paramedical science has been one of the important areas of medical sciences. There are many students who have passed out from the Institute of Paramedical Science which are associated with medical colleges in Assam. Most of the former students are serving in different hospitals and nursing homes around the state. In spite of having qualification many are not well paid and there are different problem associated with the profession. In this connection former students of Institute of Paramedical Science are going to meet and organise a meeting on July 24 at the conference hall of Institute of Paramedical Science of Gauhati Medical College. The conveners have requested the former students of...
The ‘East Zone Inter-Sainik Schools Sports & Co-Curricular Championship 2016-17’ which commenced on 12 Jul 16, concluded at the parade ground of Sainik School Goalpara (SSG), Assam on 16 Jul 16. A smart march past displayed during the Closing Ceremony by 288 cadet  participants from four different Sainik Schools of the East Zone namely, Sainik School Imphal, Manipur, Sainik School Punglwa, Nagaland, Sainik School Purulia, West Bengal and Sainik School Goalpara, Assam set the tone for drawing the curtains of the Championship. Brigadier T K Sahoo, Commandant, 51 Base Hospital, Basistha, Guwahati, graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest and gave away medals and trophies to the winners...
In the ongoing East Zone Inter Sainik Schools Games & Sports Championships which commenced on 12 Jul 16 at Sainik School Goalpara ( SSG) , Assam, Sainik School Purulia ( SSP) and SSG have secured first position in English Debate and Hindi Debate respectively. In English Debate, the participants debated on “Adhar Bill is an Infringement into the Privacy of Citizens”. Cadet Pragyan Paul of SSP was adjudged the best debater and Cadet Himshikhar Kashyap of the host school secured the second position. In Hindi Debate, the participants debated on “GST will pave way for GDP Growth” Cadet Abhijit Kumar and Cadet Manoj Kumar, both from the SSG secured first and second positions. In Quiz, the...
Sainik School Goalpara would host the East Zone Inter Sainik School Sports & Co-Curricular Championship 2016-17 in the school premises from 12 to 16 July 16. The Opening Ceremony will be held in the school parade ground at 08:30 hrs on 12 Jul. Lt Gen Konsam Himalaya Singh, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, Commandant of Infantry School, Mhow, Madhya Pradesh and an alumnus of Sainik School Goalpara and the first officer from the North-East to be promoted to the rank of Lt Gen will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest. There is a lot of excitement among cadets and staff of the school regarding the visit of an Officer of his calibre whose very presence is expected to not only add charm to the grand event...
In an effort to create awareness and motivate children from remote parts of Chirang District of BTAD to join Armed Forces, an educational visit was organised by 7 Sikh Light Infantry of 11 Mountain Brigade of Red Horn Division to Sainik School Goalpara (SSG) , Assam on July 8. The visiting team comprised about 25 primary school children, three parents and five teachers from different schools in Panbari, Kailamaila, Khunguri, Kajalgaon and Boro Bazar villages in Chirang District. The team saw the infrastructure and education facilities in the school, viz. the Academic Block, Science Block, Labs, MI Room, dormitories, swimming pool, various sports fields etc. They were given a presentation by...
Undergraduate program is a 5 year program for those who wish to study in a Japanese University at undergraduate level comprising of 1 year of Japanese language training and 4 years of Bachelor degree course. College of Technology is a 4 year program comprising of 1 year Japanese language training and 3 years of associated degree course. Colleges of Technology conduct practical and professional engineering education based on an integrated system with general learning and specialized learning organized systematically. Specialized Training College is a 3 year program comprising of 1 year of Japanese language training and 2 years of associated certificate course. Specialized Training Colleges...
All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) being one of the most responsive students union in the region, wishes to be part of the discourse and debate on the theme of promoting indigenous knowledge . ABSU being the voice of indigenous communities is focusing on issues related to indigenous knowledge and technologies that can become critical in promoting sustainable development.  As a part of economic awareness year, ABSU has organised a daylong seminar on “the role of indigenous knowledge-technology in sustainable economic development & policy of central, state and autonomous councils” at the conference hall of Sankardev Kalakhetra on 14th May. This seminar has been organised to deepen the...
Sainik School Goalpara (SSG), one of the pioneering institutes in the North Eastern region of the country, held its Investiture Ceremony for academic session 2016-17 on 14 May 2015. The day commenced with an impressive parade reviewed by Air Commodore B S Krishna Kumar, Kirti Chakra, Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Air Force Station, Borjhar. The Chief Guest bestowed Appointments upon 31 vibrant cadets as School Captain, School Adjutant, Mess Captain, School Vice-Captain, School Cultural Captain, House Captains / Vice-Captains, Senior & Juniors Prefects. This was followed by an Oath Taking Ceremony. During his address to the cadets, the AOC recalled his days at Sainik School Kazakottam as...
All Bodo Students Union has organised a national seminar on Challenges and measures in ensuring quality education in vernacular medium (Elementary and Secondary) at Rabindra Bhawan , Guwahati on 7th May . The ceremonial lamp was lighted by Dr Hitesh Deka, Vice Chancellor of KKH State Open University. The session was chaired by Taren Bodo and key note speech was delivered by Pramod Bodo, President of ABSU. In his speech he mentioned that “it is already a decade elapse that the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) has been seriously working in a mission mode program to improve quality education for Bodo medium since 2006 declaring ‘Year of Education’ and ‘Mission Quality Education’ from 2007 up to...
The  North  East  Dialogue  Forum  (NEDF)  expresses  its  deep  shock  in  the  untimely  and  sudden  demise  of    Purno  Agitok  Sangma.  NEDF members  express  a  sense  of  deep  loss  at  his  departure  of  this  earthly  abode  and  also  our  sincere  sympathy  with  his  wife,  off springs,  grandchildren,  near  and  dear  ones  in  this  period  of  grief,  loss  and  bereavement  who  are...