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Showing posts with label Guwahati. Show all posts

AAGSU calls for Candle Light rally & Tinsukia District Bandh seeking Justice for Champa Chetri

9:26 AM
Candle Light Assemble in Guwahati followed by Tinsukia District Bandh seeking Justice for Margherita Rape and Murder Case

RAPE in itself Rarest of the Rare Crime: AAGSU

Margherita Rape Case, Tinsukia dIstrict Total Shutdown on Monday

Guwahati 9th May 2016/Tinsukia 10th May 2016: The Guwahati city unit of All Assam Gorkha Students Union (AAGSU) the apex influential organisation of Gorkha students and youth of Assam organized a Candle light assemble seeking justice to the Margherita rape and murder victim. 20 years old Champa was kidnapped on 28th April evening on the way back home from Margherita The dead body of Champa was recovered from Dehing river in Margherita. Two accused Moinul Ali and Biswajit Khatri have been arrested. A case has been registered at Margherita Police Station case Number 94/16 U/S 366,376,342/34 IPC against the youths.

Nanda Kirati Dewan, Central Executive Member (CEM), All Assam Gorkha Students Union (AAGSU) interacting with mediapersons at union’s General Hqtrs at Gorkha Thakurbari Paltan Bazar Guwahati in the sidelines of the candlelight demonstration said, ‘The AAGSU considers Rape followed by Murder  to be Rarest of Rare crime against Woman and nothing less than death penalty on being convicted fairly be given.  AAGSU favours most sensitive and responsive mechanism to address atrocities on woman and children with deterrent laws to the extent of chemical castration and death penalty for Rapists and also maintain a rape accused electronic directory to raise red alert on their movement.

Celebrated Mountaineer who scaled the Mount Everest thrice Ms. Anshu Jamsenpa from Arunachal Pradesh, Miss Asia University 2016, Femina Miss India Miss Popular and Miss Multimedia super model Rewati Chetri, Ms. M Sangma, celebrity cancer survivor cyclist from Meghalaya, president of Greater Guwahati Gorkhali Women society Lila Rai addressed more than five hundered women, youths and college students. The organizers Resham Sharma, General Secretary of AAGSU Guwahati Mahanagar, Ramesh Bastola Advisor of All Manipur Gorkha Students’ Union (AMGSU) , Santosh Acharya and Mona Bastola  president and general secretary respectively of Guwahati City Unit of AMGSU, Kamal Pradhan youth activist and co-convenor of Gorkha Youth of Guwahati (GYG), were present.

Hundreds of students from various colleges and universities participated in the candle light demonstration seeking justice for the victim and detterant laws to tackle incidents as such said, Resham Sharma , Gen Secy, Guwahati City AAGSU.

Meanwhile on Monday the All Assam Gorkha Students Union had called Tinsukia district bandh against the brutal rape and murder of Gorkha girl seeking saw widespread support from the people in the district. All the main areas like Makum, Jagun, Margherita, Tinsukia, Bargolai have remained completely shut down. Police have however detained numerous AAGSU activists for enforcing the bandh at the time of filing this report. Speaking to mediapersons from Tinsukia district headquarters president of Tinsukia Dist. AAGSU Numal Chetry said, ‘This shut down is mark of protest seeking justice for victim, and the bandh was fully successful due mass public support.’

Resham Sharma
Gen Secretary, AAGSU Guwahati Mahanagar
For further information Pl contact Nanda Kirati Dewan +91-9864077700

Gorkhas seek justice for Champa Chettri who was raped and murdered

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Assam, May 8: Greater Guwahati Gorkhali Mahila Samiti and All Manipur Gorkha Student’s Union, along with  Guwahati City Unit and Gorkha Youths of Guwahati (GYG) organised a Candle lit programme at Gorkha Thakurbari (Nepali Mandir), Paltan Bazar, Guwahati on Sunday 5 PM. seeking justice  to our sister Champa Chetry who was brutally raped and murdered at Borgolai Margheritha Tinsukia Assam on 29th April 2016.

Anshu Jansempa, 3 times Mount Everest Climber and Rewati Chetri, Miss Asia University 2016 came to support the cause.

Anshu Jansempa and Rewati Chetri came to support the cause.
Anshu Jansempa and Rewati Chetri came to support the cause.

Gorkhas seek justice for Champa Chettri
Gorkhas seek justice for Champa Chettri 

Also, Gorkha Youths and Students from Cotton College, Gauhati Commerce College, B Borooah College, Pandu College and many Colleges were present.

In a press statement AAGSU has stated, “We thank the media peoples who were there to cover the cause. Also to thank all the Peoples who joined us and supported us to seek justice for our sister.”

'UNITING YOUTHS THROUGH SPORTS' - AAGSU organising Inter-College Football Tournament'

10:33 AM
With the motto of "Uniting Youths Through Sports", the B.Barooah Gorkha Cultural College Unit, (Guwahati, Assam) in association with All Assam Gorkha Student's Union (AAGSU) Guwahati Mahanagar Committee is organising a first ever Inter-College Football Tournament'16, featuring six of the prestigious colleges of Guwahati, in the honour and memory of the great soul Saheed Major Durga Malla. 

"As it is the first ever Gorkha football championship in Guwahati, we are looking forward for eevryone's support and best wishes to all the participating college teams and the working members of the organising team as well,' said Resham Sharma (General Secretary, AAGSU, Guwahati Mahanagar Committee).

[Bina Sharma for TheDC]

Assam Gorkha Chandra Sharma awaits clearance to fly self made helicopter

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Assam mechanic builds ‘jugaad’ helicopter, awaits clearance

Writes Rahul Karmakar

Vehicles struggle to reach Shyamjuli, a village 450km northeast of Assam’s principal city, Guwahati. This was the reason why Chandra Siwakoti Sharma, a school dropout, built a helicopter that he says can carry two people 30-50ft above the ground.

An automobile mechanic, Sharma spent more than Rs15 lakh to design the helicopter with metal sheets, car seats and two SUV engines. He has named it Pawan Putra, a sort of a “jugaad”, or innovative fix, he worked on primarily to give his backward area a faster mode of communication.

Shyamjuli is in Dhemaji district, Assam’s remotest and almost always flood-affected.
“My helicopter can fly, though not as fast as the ones in operation for civil or military duty. It can easily move at 50kmph,” Sharma says.
Chandra Sharma's self made helicopter
Chandra Sharma's self made helicopter
He is awaiting clearance from authorities concerned to find out if his aircraft really works.

“We want to encourage a person who has conquered adversities to make a helicopter without any degree in aviation. But we want to go by the rules first,” said Victor Carpenter, the district’s deputy commissioner.

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Carpenter said the district administration would write to the chief of civil aviation regulator DGCA and others who deal with such cases. “We are exploring the possibility of at least facilitating a trial for the chopper that Sharma has built.”

Locals, enthused by Sharma’s innovation, have already written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. One of them, Ganesh Karki, pointed out that the helicopter was one of the best examples of Modi’s ambitious “Make in India” project.

“Sharma could not study beyond class 3 because of poverty, but invested all his savings and even sold his land to follow his dream. He needs to be encouraged,” Karki wrote.
Sharma said local officials and officers from an army camp nearby have promised to witness the trial of his helicopter once he gets permission.

“I did run the engines once. The rotor was forcing the helicopter up, but I stopped the engines in order to not violate any rules,” he said.

Source: hindustantimes

Binita Chhetry wins Pond’s Eclectic Model Hunt 2015

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GUWAHATI, November 30: Indian Gorkha's daughter Binita Chhetry from Guwahati was crowned as the winner of Pond’s Eclectic Model Hunt 2015 by Emika Pakyntein in front of a packed crowd at ITA Machkhowa auditorium, Pond’s Eclectic Model Hunt 2014 Winner, Tanushree Hazarika, Managing Director of Eclectic Publications and fashion designer Joy Mitra, said a press release.

It said, the 1st Runner-up was awarded to Kaheli Chophy from Dimapur and the 2nd Runner-up to Nandita Saikia from Guwahati, and the prestigious panel of judges of the event were fashion designer Joy Mitra, Shikhar Sidharth, Managing Director of Vogati Talents, Assamese actor Vaishalee Saikia, former model and pastry chef Mandakini Dass and social worker Miani D Shira from Shillong.
Binita Chhetry wins Pond’s Eclectic Model Hunt 2015
(Left – Right) Kaheli Chophy, Binita Chhetry and Nandita Saikia
The contest was enlivened by an impressive and diverse line-up of talents from across the region. A thousand-plus crowd cheered as Priyam Baruah and her team performed a kathak and Bollywood fusion dance. Sangeet Natak Academy award winner Moinul Haque’s mime act kept the audience enthralled, and the final performance was by Guwahati based band Swadhyay who had the crowd grooving to their peppy beats, said the press release.

It said, the event is managed by Tattva Creations Pvt Ltd and the main idea behind Pond’s Eclectic Model Hunt is to groom talented young women from across the Northeast and encourage them to become empowering role models of beauty, health and leadership.

Source; kanglaonline

Veteran gorkha social worker Devika Sharma passed away - Guwahati

1:15 PM
Guwahati 5th Sec 2014: Veteran social worker of the state Devika Sharma, 54, popular among the Gorkha Youths of Guwahati as Devika Bozu passed away yesterday at International Hospital at 11.35 am in the morning leaving behind her husband Krishna Sharma son Dipendra Sharma and daughter Ronita Sharma and host of well wishers and relatives. Guwahati City Gorkha Students’ Union condoles irreparable loss to Gorkha society
Veteran gorkha social worker Devika Sharma passed away - Guwahati
Veteran gorkha social worker Devika Sharma
Devika Bozu from her young age has been a motivator Gorkhali women folk around and was kind and generous person. She extended all possible help to the people who were in need. Socially active Devika Bozu played a pivotal role in forming the Greater Guwahati Gorkhali Mahila Samiti at the of her death she was serving the organisation as its Advisor. It was under her collective leadership that the ‘Teez’ nritya pratiyogita in Guwahati got support from masses and it was staged every year at Pragjyotika ITA, Machkhowa auditorium. She was also associated as advisor of the Nepali Mandir Prabandhak Samity previously Gorkha Panchayat of Gorkha Thakurbari now Nepali Mandir since a long time now. She has encouraged many youths and women in today’s generation to work for the development of the community. AAGSU Guwahati City committee General Secretary Resham Sharma and vice president Suman Rai are current examples of her blessings. Devika Bozu was known to have associated several civil society organisations working for women and childwelfare and always advised youths to be flag bearer of the community and society at large.
Here at Nepali Mandir today AAGSU central executive member and former publicity secretary Nanda Kirati Dewan who had worked closely with her on several occasion said,’Devika Bozu will remain inspiration for generations. Her words of advise to be a symbolic Gorkha is so relevant today, I deeply mourn her untimely demise. It is a irreparable loss to our Gorkha society’. AAGSU Guwahati City Committee General Secretary Resham Sharma condoled the death of veteran social worker and paid last tribute to departed soul on behalf of Gorkha youths of Guwahati at the cremation ground.
Her funeral last evening was attended by thousands of well wishers. The All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union (AAGSU), Guwahati City Committee, Greater Guwahati Gorkhali Mahila Samiti , Akhil Assam Gorkha Sammelan, Nepali Mandir Prabandhak Samity and several Gorkha civil society organisations have condoled her death. The Ardhya Shradhha will be held at Nepali Mandir, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati premises on 16th Dec 2014, Tuesday and the family member have invited all concern to pay tribute to departed soul.

Source: Nanda Kirati Dewan

BJP leader Dr Subramanian Swamy supports separate Gorkhaland

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Guwahati: Reiterating his support for smaller states, BJP leader and MP Dr Subramanian Swamy today lent his support to the demand for creation of a separate Gorkhaland.
BJP leader Dr Subramanian Swamy supports separate Gorkhaland
BJP leader Dr Subramanian Swamy
Dr Swamy voiced his support for Gorkhaland demand in a reply to a query by Nanda Kirati Dewan of All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union (AAGSU) during an interactive session organized by Patriotic Social Media Foundation here.

Elaborating reasons for his support for creation of Gorkhaland, Dr. Swamy pointed that states like Chattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Jharkand are doing better in all spheres, Mr Dewan informed in a press release.
‘I am in particular in support of creation of smaller states and the nation has seen this transition over the years,’ Dr Swamy added.
‘Yes Gorkhas must have a state of their own and Gorkhaland should be created out of North Bengal,’ replied Dr. Swamy to the AAGSU leader.
Earlier, Dr. Swamy, in his address, spoke on a wide range of issues of national and regional interest like national integration, Hindu nationalist, Assam Accord, compared plans and polices of current government and previous governments in various context.


Cottonian Gorkha Unit ‘Ramailo Vetghat’ held in Guwahati

12:01 AM
Guwahati 6th November 2014: The Cotton College Unit of All Assam Guwahati Students’ Union today organized its maiden freshmen social Ramailo Vetghat with a daylong program at the New Arts Administrative Building, Conference Hall in Cotton College. Around 200 Gorkha Students of Cotton College gathered to celebrate being Cottonian.
Cottonian Gorkha Unit ‘Ramailo Vetghat’ held in Guwahati

Nanda Kirati Dewan, Senior Ledaer of All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union (AAGSU), Shri. Ganga Powdel, Member and Co-ordinator of Gorkha Development Council (GDC), Government of Assam respectively addressed the students as chief guest and guest of honour while Dr. Narayn Chhetri and Dr. Mina Kumari Devi both senior lecturers of Cotton College addressed the youths as Special Guest. Cotton College Students Union Genneral Secretary Dip Jyoti Das and Vice President Abhijit Moran graced the occasion as Special Invitees.
Ravi Sonar president of Cotton College Gorkha Students’ Unit in his welcome address elaborately spoke on the story behind existence of AAGSU unit in Cotton College and acknowledge support of Guwahati City AAGSU specially its general secretary Resham Sharma and senior leader Nanda Kirati Dewan. The program began with hindu mythological hymes followed by welcome chorous followed by address by the guests.
Nanda Kirati Dewan AAGSU’s former publicity secretary , senior leader and executive member in his address as the Chief Guest congratulated the Gorkha Students’ of Cotton College for scripting a history. Dewan said,’A script is written today in golden letters in the history of Cotton College as Cotton College Gorkha Students’ Union comes into existence with its maiden Romailo Bhetghat and frshmen Social. It’s a moment of joy for me and our Guwahati City AAGSU team. I congratulate this generation of Gorkha students who broke the jinx of 113 years in Cotton College and formally formed Cottonian Gorkha Unit affliated to AAGSU Guwahati City.
After the inaugural session cultural troupes of various semsters and department performed and fresher’s were introduced to the seniors. Karan Chhetry, Sanjiv Dahal, Rajesh Rimal Upadhaya, Tinku Powdel office bearers of Guwahati City Gorkha Students’ Union graced the occasion as special guests and Dilip Gajirel addressed the cottonian as special guest. The Cottonian Gorkha Unit was administered oath of office and secrecy for one year term today and unit being formally approved for affiliation by AAGSU. Asst. General Secretary Meenakshi Khanal and Manoj Chhetry anchored the program and General Secretary Sagar Chhetry delivered vote of thanks. GDC has committed to support financially to Cottonian Gorkha Unit to publish its mouthpiece which will be released later at Guwahati City Committee AAGSU’s annual conference early next year.

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