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Stormy note in Assembly

The Assam Assembly’s brief session gets underway on Monday with a stormy note.

As Governor JB Patnaik endorsed the government measures to restore peace in the state efficiently dealing with the law and order situation, the Opposition members stood up in protest against it.

The Opposition legislators said that the Government has failed on the law and order front. The ruling party members equally countered the Opposition resulting in an uproar situation.  Amid the defeaning din, Patnaik stopped his speech within a minute.

A set of news legislation is lined up to be moved on Monday.   

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi, who holds the finance portfolio will table the vote on account for four months on February 13 in lieu of a full fledged budget in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

The government will be able to run the proceedings smoothly because of the disunity among the Opposition parties in the wake of the Rajya Sabha polls. 

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World Health Day observed

oted social activist Dr. Akashitora addressing the gathering on the occasion of World Health Day 2014 at SIHFW, Khanapara, Guwahati
7 Apr 2014 - 7:52pm | Rajib Sarma

Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS) in collaboration with United Nations Resource Centre (UNRC) Northeast Region, organized World Health Day on  April 7, 2014 at the conference hall of State Institute of Health & Family Welfare (SIHFW) Khanapara, Guwahati.

Inaugurating the programme, SK Roy, ACS, Project Director, Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS) said that awareness is required not only in the field of HIV/AIDS but is required for all diseases.

Stressing on this year’s World Health Day theme – Small bites, big threats - Dr Aswini Sarma, Executive Director, UNRC, NE region, Guwahati  read out the messages of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and WHO Director General Dr Margaret Chan. Dr Utpal Tahbildar, Consultant, Institute of Child and Women Health delivered a presentation on First Aid.  Dr R K Sarma, Director of SIHFW said, “ Health awareness is the need of the hour.”

Jahnabi Goswami, president of Indian Network of Positive People (INP+) in her speech said that today the Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) programme initiated by NACO has completed the 10 years. She also stressed that cleanliness must be maintained not only at home and but also in the surroundings.

Tarun Saikia, the first mountaineer from Assam who climbed Mount Everest, spoke on First Aid and cleanliness. Sharing his experiences as a mountaineer, Saikia said that six months before he started his journey to Mount Everest, he was advised to maintain a healthy diet.  He further said all the mountaineers are advised to keep the mountain clean and thus use of plastics was strictly prohibited. “Plastic is the source of all illness,” he said.

Noted social activists Dr Akashitora, who was also present in the occasion, said, “Everyone must be conscious about his health and only then our mind will remain healthy.” On cleanliness, she said that youths must be made aware on cleanliness and thus awareness drive must be initiated in colleges.”  Bonti Saikia, Joint Director (IEC), ASACS offered the vote of the thanks.

Kids Husori group

18 Apr 2008 - 8:35pm | editor

Group of kids in Assamese traditional attire to perform husori at the neighborhood on the occasion Rongali Bihu festival at Bihpuria, Lakhimpur on 17th April 2008.

Photos: UB Photos.

Tribute to Kalicharan

18 Apr 2018 - 11:00am | AT News

Kokrajhar: : Gurudev Kalicharan Brahma Trust observed 159th birth anniversary of Gurudev Kalicharan Brahma,founder of Brahma Dharma today at Bodoland University in Kokrajhar on Wednesday.
Floral tributes offered to the portrait of Gurudev on his birth anniversary and recalled contributions of Gurudev towards tribal peoples in the state,apart from Bodo peoples.
Noted educationist and authored Dr Prafulla Mahanta, Dr Anjali Daimari, Guwahati University, Padmashri (Dr)  Kameswar Brahma were attended as guests on the occasion and delivered lectures on his contributions.
A seminar on the topic of Gurudev Kalicharan Brahma-a multifaceted personality was also organised with Rakheswar Brahma,chairman of the GKB trust in the chair.
Dr Mahanta remembered contributions of Gurudev Kalicharan Brahma,who was regarded as a person of social reformer after Srimanta Sangkardev in the state. Gurudev dedicated his life for the welfare of the social uplift, especially for down trodden communities,apart from Bodos.