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NRL Football Academty at Numaligarh

NRL Football Academy opened yet another new chapter in Assam football when its state-of-the-art infrastructural facility was inaugurated in Numaligarh by Deepak Chakravarty, Managing Director of Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL). The academy will run under the professional expertise of SPT Sports Management Pvt. Ltd and Assam Football Association. Ankur Dutta, Secretary Assam Football Association and Vice President of All India Football Federation, Jatin Bora Vice President of All Assam Students Union, Deputy Commissioner of Golaghat Sanjiv Gohain Baruah, President of SPT Sports Management Pvt. Ltd Saran, Chief Manager HR, NRL Kajol Saikia, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility Pranab Kumar Sarma were present on the occasion. The academy has appointed Oscar Bruzon Barrears, UEFA Coach from Spain as a Technical Director of the academy. While addressing the gathering including young footballers, Deepak Chakravarty said, “While NRL is playing a pivotal role in overall economic development of the state, we are very much attentive in giving priority to the sports activities as well, particularly football.

Today’s event is a major step in nurturing and grooming the budding footballers of the state to prepare them to find a berth in senior side at national and international level.” Ankur Dutta, Secretary Assam Football Association and Vice President of All India Football Federation said “I thanked NRL for their endeavor to set up the football academy. It is the first professionally managed football academy of the state and I am very hopeful of the outcome.” He further said that present football scenario of the state is dominated by institutions like OIL, ASEB, Assam Police, FCI etc but they have not yet come out to promote football in the state and with the setting up of NRL Football Academy the football scenario will change some major breakthroughs in the years to come. “The main goal of the academy is to produce better players by providing technical and tactical knowledge to the boys. We have picked this raw talent from the schools with no formal training. We aim to develop this potential new talent in to professionals who can represent us at state, national and international level in future,” said Oscar Bruzon Barrears.

Sanjiv Gohain Baruah thanked Chakravarty for his whole hearted support in making this academy a reality. He advised the young boys to play the game true sportsmanship. “You have to be true sports men and enjoy the spirits of the game. Hard work, dedication and sportsmanship are important facets of the game,” Baruah added.

Notably, 40 young boys in the age group of 10 to 12 years within 10 km radius of NRL were picked up by the selection committee through an open trial. Around 140 boys had participated in the trails.

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Warm welcome to DHD (J) leaders

11 Oct 2012 - 1:38pm | Anup Biswas

The people of Dima Hasao district accorded overwhelming and warm welcome to the leaders of Dima Halam Daogah (Jewel) at various places of Dima Hasao on their way back to Haflong from Guwahati, on Tuesday.

At Haflong, the main celebration of victorious event ‘ signing of MoS’ was organised at the Liaison Office located at Sarkari Bagan. Despite continuous rain, right from morning people were seen gathering at the Liaison office to celebrate the historic moment with the leaders of DHD (J).

As soon as the team of DHD (J) leaders comprising Jewel Gorlosa, Niranjan Hojai, David Dimasa, Daniel Dimasa, Phaiphrang Dimasa, Daku Dimasa along with representative from various communities and the leaders of several civil societies reached at Sarkari Bagan at about 9 pm on Tuesday, thousands of people who were waiting since long despite rain began storming flowers on them shouting ‘DHD (J)-Jindabad, Dima Hasao Autonomous Territorial Council—Jindabad.’ Etc. etc.

In fact this signing of peace accord was a historic moment for the people of Dima Hasao district.

In this connection, a well attended meeting was also held at the Liaison office campus wherein all the leaders of DHD (J) and others were felicitated with flowers and traditional items by the representatives of various tribes and communities living in the district.

30 seconds silence was observed in honour of departed souls of all cadres officials of DHD(J) who have sacrificed their lives in this struggle.

Sri Niranajn Hojai in his introductory speech explained some clauses of the accord and appealed to all to support them implementing the accord in letter and spirit. There will be no discrimination to any one; each and every citizen of Dima Hasao district will get the same benefit and same rights. He also hoped that under the leadership of DHD (J) the will be far more than that of other leaders. He claimed ‘he and his team always think better for the other communities living in the district’.

Sri Daniel Dimasa, said he is very much capable of solving the problems while claiming his confidence on DHD(J) leaders for the all round development of the district.

Sri Dethang Naiding, President, Jadikhe Naisho Hosom, said this MoS was the fruit of DHD(J)’s struggle for the people of the Dima Hasao district, therefore all the people irrespective of caste, creed, religion living in the district have the right to get the equal and justified benefits.

Sri Jewel Gorlosa, Chairman, DHD (J) appealed to all the people of Dima Hasao to come closer to the DHD (J) so that a integrated society could be made for the all round development of the district keeping in mind the future of our next generation. ‘This is almost Article 244 (A) in the shape of Dima Hasao Autonomous Territorial Council which was the demand of DHD (J) and the people of Dima Hasao. This MoS is the precious one for the people of Dima Hasao, there fore we the people of Dima Hasao should take every advantage of this MoS, sharing with the DHD (J) leaders. He further appealed to all the people of Dima Hasao not to be misunderstood with this accord rather come forward for the appropriate implementation of this accord.

Furthermore, he disclosed that his first priority of works would be the immediate and proper rehabilitation of his cadres.

Sri Gorlosa offered his heartfelt gratitude to all organisations and individuals for their support to their age-old struggle for the Dima Hasao. He also offered his hailed the Government of India, Government of Assam and all the officials for the initiative taken for this MoS.

Assam mourns as governor Mathur dies

26 Jun 2009 - 3:10am | Ranadeep Gogoi

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4 held on extortion charge

29 Jul 2014 - 9:06pm | AT News

 Tinsukia police arrested four persons for allegedly extorting money from tea garden authorities in the name of ULFA on Tuesday.

The fake ULFA militants were nabbed from Dholla in Tinsukia when they arrived in the tea garden office to extort money.

Police officials were waiting on their way to the tea garden office acting on the prior information on Tuesday. Interrogation is going on. /