Durga Puja is advancing, when all things look bright and beautiful. It is autumn, the season of blue and brightness. Though the sky of Shillong is always overcast with cloud but sometimes blue sky also peeps with golden sun rays bearing the message of autumn, and people feel the essence of puja everywhere! Right from Iewduh (Barabazar) to Police Bazar, Polo, Laban, Laitumkhrah, Rynjah everywhere, there is a special sensation of Puja marketing, particularly in the shops of garments, shoes and other luxury things. Puja marketing is something special and traditional to the Hindus. Though it is very expensive but at the same time a great pleasure and somehow sentimental. The businessmen and the customers equally awaits eagerly for the puja marketing.Add a comment Read more: The Delight of Durga Festival
For quite long time, Dr. Pannalal Oswal Memorial Committee (DPOMC) promoting tourism and taking interest in preservation and protection of historical and heritage sites of Dhubri town, and this year too, took initiative to create awareness among the students with a view to enlighten them to the glorious past and iconic history.
DPOMC organised Heritage Walk in the town on the occasion of 20th Death Anniversary of renowned physician and social worker, Dr. Pannalal Oswal observed with two-day long programmes on September 22 and 23.Add a comment Read more: A Seminar On Women Empowerment And Heritage Walk
Ironical is may seem, though the joint initiative of Central Government and Government of Meghalaya was launched for The 24x7 Power for All, the villages in hundreds in several parts of the state continued to remain in lantern age.
That is where a serious issue crops up. Meghalaya was a power surplus state till a few decades ago. If it was a power surplus state, how could the villages numbering a hefty 1,400 not electrified? It is here from where we should make our journey to examine the malady of the chapter of darkness of those villages.
Meghalaya has about 6,000 villages. Out of them, the rural electrification was started in 4,959 villages as part of the Saubhagya Scheme. But only 3,469 villages were electrified and rest thrown in the devil’s darkness.
Why? This is a big question. The answer to this question was recently found in large scale anomalies in state’s power department came by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.Add a comment Read more: Coming Out of Lantern Age
Remembered the 9/11 Attacks
Prime Minister was in Mathura for a day where he addressed the nation on several important issues, one of being was on terrorism. He addressed that, today terrorism has become an ideology which has transgressed every border. It is a global problem and has become a global threat, whose strong roots are getting nourished in our neighbourhood,” Prime Minister affirmed that India was capable of meeting the threats without referring to Pakistan by name. The entire world needs to take a pledge to combat terrorism, the forces that were advancing its cause and those giving shelter and training to terrorists.He said, “There is a need for strong action. India is fully competent to face the challenge. We have shown this and will also show it in future.”Add a comment Read more: PM Modi Visits Mathura
BJP State Vice-President, Vijay Kumar Gupta is one of veteran and deep rooted BJP leader in the party, who over the years shouldered many a responsibilities in various capacity at different point of time since the inception of the party in Assam. Because of his service and contribution in the party, he was not only elevated to the post of Vice-President of state BJP but also appointed as the Chairman of Assam Financial Corporation (AFC).
Gupta was on two-day visit to Dhubri district early this month to take stock of the situation prevailing in Dhubri district after publication of NRC final list and to interact with the people whose names did not figure in the final list published on August 31. Vijay Kumar Gupta (VKG) exclusively talked to Associate Editor, Bijoy Kumar Sharma (BKS) at Circuit House here, expressed his views and points of resentments on NRC. The excerpt of the formal talk as follows.Add a comment Read more: Interaction with the BJP Leader on NRC
A 40-year-old woman Savitri Roy from Hailakandi district of Barak Valley burnt herself to death following her exclusion from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC).
This shocking incident took the Southern tip of Assam by storm. Savitri was based at Station Road. “We submitted all the documents to NRC authorities. We have our names in the voter’s list of 1966. We have been staying in Hailakandi for decades. Still I fail to understand, why the authorities chose to scrap the name of my wife,” said Debabrata Roy.Add a comment Read more: NRC nightmare continues to haunt Hindu Bengalis in Barak Valley
“People used to laugh seeing me collecting plastic waste but now laughing has turned into admiration,” narrated Sadokpam Itombi who runs the first plastic recycling plant in Manipur.
Incidentally rag pickers digging in waste dumps were the ones, who inspired Ibombi to plunge into recycling waste. He further revealed that lack of knowledge of recycling is what set the developed and the underdeveloped world apart.Add a comment Read more: An example in minimizing Plastic waste