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NEWS LETTER                                                                                JULY 2002                  

BIRTH CENTENARY CELEBRATION OF RUPNATH BRAHMA

The year long celebration of Birth Centenary of veteran socio-political leader and a litterateur of repute, Rupnath Brahma, began on June 15 last (the leader's birthday) after an impressive programme of floral tributes at the statue of the great leader, prayer song and a public meeting held at the Pragati Bhawan, Kokrajhar.   The Celebration Committee headed by Dr. Ashish Kumar Bhutani as president, Mr. S. Bagchi, working president, Mr. Anil Phukan, as Vice President and Mr. H.C. Boro as Secretary, has chalked out a two-day colourful programme for a grand celebration of the 'Centenary' sometime in the month of November next.   The Committee has decided to invite the State Chief Minister as chief guest in the open session.  

BISHNU RAVA DIVAS OBSERVED  

Along with the rest of the State, Bishnu Rava Divas, was also observed at Kokrajhar in a befitting manner, on June 20 last.
  Organised jointly by District Cultural Centre and Janasanjog, Kokrajhar, in association with Renowned Artistes Memorial Observance Committee, Kokrajhar the colourful daylong programme began with lighting of lamp and floral tributes at the portrait of Bishnu Rava, led by Mr. Carol Narzary, Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Kokrajhar.   Large number of school children participated in the Bishnu Rava Geet, poem and on the spot art competitions held on the day.   A Seminar on the life-sketch of Kolaguru Bishnu Prasad Rava held at Pragati Bhawan here as part of observance of the day was inaugurated by Mr. Benudhar Gayari, Principal of Rwisumwi Sangeet Academi, Kokrajhar.   Mr. Bani Kanta Dutta, Mr. S.K. Bagchi and Mr. Arup Kr. Borgoyari participated as guest speakers in the Seminar.   Dr. Ashish Kumar Bhutani, Deputy Commissioner, Kokrajhar graced the occasion as chief guest and distributed the prizes to the winners of different competitions.

SPORTS MINISTER INSPECTS SPORTS COMPLEX SITE

The Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare, Relief and Rehabilitation Captain Robin Bordoloi inspected the site of Tularam Senapati Sports Complex at Kathalguri in Kokrajhar on July 1 last.   An amount of Rs.9.3 crore has been sanctioned under the scheme of Special Area Games (SAG) for the sports complex of which Rs.1.5 crore has already been released. The mega complex to be built on nearly 80 bighas of land will have the facility for cycling, hockey, 200 and 400 metres race, swimming etc.   Assistant Director of Sports Authority of India Mr. Subhas Basumatary also accompanied the minister.    

REHABILITATION OF RIOT VICTIMS    

Minister of State (Ind) for Relief and Rehabilitation, Sports and Youth Welfare, Captain Robin Bordoloi visited several relief camps of riot affected people in Kokrajhar district on July 2 last and exchanged views with the inmates about their condition. The minister assured the inmates of early rehabilitation of all the affected people.   The minister informed that 2000 families would be rehabilitated within the next few weeks with necessary RG and the process is on to do so to all of them in a phased manner. There are 36,000 families in total in various Relief Camps.   It may be mentioned that all the camp inmates have expressed their desire to return to their respective original places. The Minister visited Srirampur, Amguri, Alangi Bazar, Kachugaon, and Telipara relief camps.  

Mr. Hemendra Nath Brahma, MLA, Dr. Ashish Kumar Bhutani, Deputy Commissioner, Kokrajhar, Mr. Ashutosh Agnihotri, SDO(C), Gossaigaon and Mr. Premsing Brahma, Ex-Chief of Bodoland Autonomous Council also accompanied Captain Bordoloi
    

GRANTS-IN-AID DISTRIBUTED

The Kokrajhar branch of Assam State Scheduled Caste Development Corporation, is working expeditiously for the all round development of the targeted people of the district.   The development branch had recently handed over two tractors to West Gardenpur and 1 No. Gorokotora Field Management Committees (FMC)s and also bi-cycle, fish box and spray machines to the beneficiaries.   Mr. Hemendra Nath Brahma, MLA and Dr. Ashish Kumar Bhutani, Deputy Commissioner ceremonially distributed the grants-in-aid in a function held under the presidentship of Mr. Bimal Mandal, Chairman of the development branch, at DC's office premises. The function was attended among others by Mr. Charan Narzary, Ex-MP.

REHABILITATION OF RIOT AFECTED FAMILIES BEGINS

Rehabilitation of riot hit families living in the different relief camps in Kokrajhar district has begun from July 17 last.   The Minister of Relief and Rehabilitation Capt Robin Bordoloi formally launched the work by giving rehabilitation grant of Rs.10,000/- and free rice for 20 days to the families leaving the relief camps on the day, in a function held at Alangi Bazar.   On the day a total of 2000 families of Gossaigaon and Kokrajhar Sub-Division were rehabilitated as first part of the first phase. The rest will be done so in a phased manner.   Principal Secretary of Relief and Rehabilitation, Assam, Alok Perti, Deputy Commissioner, Ashish Kumar Bhutani, General Secretary of All Bodo Students' Union, Lwmshrao Dwimary, President of Adivasi Seva Samity, Bodon Hasda also attended the function at Alangi Bazar among others.     INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION   A meeting was held on July 24 with the all heads of departments, prominent citizens and Non-Governmental Organisations of the district at the Conference Hall of DCís Office, Kokrajhar. In the meeting a detailed programme for observing the Independence Day was drawn up.  The highlights of the proposed programme are the ceremonial parade, cultural programme, tree plantation by the VIP at the Childrenís Park, Kokrajhar, fruit distribution to the inmates of the district jail and destitute homes and  a fancy football match between DCís Eleven and Veteran footballers Eleven.   The meeting was chaired by Sri Carol Narzary, ADC in the absence of the DC who was indisposed.

 
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