Workshop on 'Media and Environment' at Nameri
Assam (Bhoreli) Angling and Conservation Association organised a state level workshop on media and environment on July 20 at Nameri Eco Camp. Media persons belonging to both leading print and electronic from Guwahati,Tezpur,Udalguri etc participated in the day long programme. The morning session with the topic “Responsibility of the Media in Conservation” was inaugurated by KK Bhattacharjee,Hony,Secretary, A(B)ACA and was conducted by its executive member Naomi Agarwalla. Green Reporter, Mubina Akhtar attended the workshop as the co-ordinator.
On the occasion she stressed the need for creating awareness among common people living in the areas where bio-diversity had suffered most. She also requested fellow journalists to highlight environmental issues with priority. Nature loving civil service officer Dr. Anowaruddin Choudhuri; Dr. Arupjyoti Saikia of IIT, Guwahati also addressed media persons present. Second session with the topic “Medias role in upholding Nameris Natural Heritage” was also presented by Naomi Agarwalla. Retd Conservator RC Bhattarcharjee; Dr. Gautam Narayan, Project Director, Pigmy Hog Conservation Programme; Dr. Asaha Lata Devi,Deptt of Environment Science, Tezpur University and Dr. Gaurangi Maitra (freelance writer) participating in the discussion expressed their views on the conservation activities to be taken for protecting flora and fauna of Assam and NE with special reference to Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary, Balipara Reserve Forest etc. Col.A Sarma, Commanding Officer,Eco Task Force of Indian Army also shared views with media fraternities present. Debojit Sarma, Hony Treasurer, A(B)ACA, offered vote of thanks at the end. The participants were taken to Pigmy Hog Conservation Programme attached to Eco Camp site for on spot study of of the endangered species.
It needs mention that Eco Camp,Nameri has been guiding nature loving people around the globe to venture into Nameri National Park for years and has been well-marked as a getaway for nature lovers and bird watchers. Bird watchers can watch 370 species of birds in the park.Besides the Eco Camp offers facilities like rafting down the Jia Bhorolu river.
24 Nov 2015 - 7:20pm | Akriti Kaur
The twentieth edition of Alcheringa, the cultural fest of IIT Guwahati will be held on January 28-31, 2016 at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. It is one of the largest fests of South Asia and throughout its 20 year existence it has served as a great platform for the youth to showcase their talents.
It has played host to international artists like Michel Angelo Batio, Ne Obliviscaris, Eluveitie along with top Bollywood artists like Sonu Nigam, classical maestro Anoushka Shankar, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt , Shankar Ehsaan Loy to name a few. With a footfall of about 70,000 it is the largest fest in the north east and as its tagline suggests, it is an ‘eternal dreamtime’ for all the participants and the visitors and in its 20th year promises to be bigger and better.
It also conducts a plethora of workshops and competitions boasting of 8 modules and 70 competitions featuring some of the most high profile competitions in India like Haute Couture, Electric Heels and one of India’s premier Rock Band competitions Rock-o-phonix.
Registrations for these competitions are now open at: http://www.alcheringa.in/registrations .
3 Jun 2013 - 5:37pm | Abdul Hasib
A major road accident was occurred near Sarbhog in Barpeta district at around 9 am on Monday. A speeding pick-up van collided with a truck on NH 37. Both the vehicle are coming from Barpeta Raod and moving towards Bongaigaon. The intensity of the collision was so high that both driver and handyman of the ill-fated pick-up van were killed on the spot. The identity of the deceased was not known till the time of reporting. Police was busy in clearing the NH for vehicular movement.
15 Oct 2014 - 1:16pm | AT News
Noted intellectual and prolific writer Dr Hiren Gohain today asked the AGP leadership to go to the people to feel their pulse in the time of crisis. Opening the second session of the regional party's two days political convocation in Guwahati on Wednesday, Dr Gohain said that the party leadership must listen to the voice of the people and that they must tender apology before the people for the past misdeeds.