What are we portraying?
After a break of 7 years, Guwahati was listed as one of the venues for an intertiol cricket match. The newly built Dr. Bhupen Hazarika stadium at Barsapara in Guwahati city hosted its first ever game, the T-20 cricket match between India and Australia on October 10, 2017. Winning or losing is a part of the game but violence or hatred to any of the team members is never justified.
An act of vandalism occurred when some alleged miscreants pelted stones at the bus in which the Australian players and other staff members were heading to the Hotel from the stadium. Guwahati has been known as the emerging Sports hub of this part of the country but this shameful incident comes as a blot on the hosts. Being a resident of this city, this State and the country I myself feel embarrassed that the region is to be blamed for such an ignominious act. It takes me into mere shock that even in our educated society we have such uncivilized people.
The indulged black sheeps were obviously from a well to do family as they could spend thousands to get a ticket for the match. It seems that the well established aristocratic classes, who are well off with money, who can buy any materialistic object they desire, lack the basic common sense. I believe that no one on earth would turn against their own guest or tourist visiting their home.
Through the columns of this esteemed newspaper, I would urge the concerned authorities to punish those miscreants by adhering to all laws and regulations, not sparing them at any cost. The need of the hour is to teach a lesson to those hooligans and set an example so that no one will ever dare to be a spoil-sport and defame a tion. A city like Guwahati in Northeast India will always strive to establish its me in the sports are and welcome all in the true spirit.
Nichi Raj Kamal,
Six Mile, Guwahati-22.
Request for teacher recruitment
Through your esteemed daily, I want to draw the attention of the DC Golaghat, and higher authorities of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan regarding the absence of Science Post-graduate teacher in KV Golaghat from October 1, 2017. Due to absence of teachers of all subjects of Science for classes XI & XII, the students are suffering badly. We are worried about our children's future. It seems the Principal of the school is helpless. We request a positive effort to be taken by the Principal for the greater benefit of the students.
Lochon Moni Gogoi,
Ban on sale of crackers
The Supreme Court's temporary ban on the sale of fire crackers in Delhi-NCR during Diwali is an apt decision as pollution level increases too much during this time which effects health very badly. It will save citizens from noise pollution too, which is not good for healthy and peaceful living.
The traders and businessmen dealing in these items are opposing it but they must help in combating health problems of citizens at large. It is a temporary ban only. The media must support it instead of criticizing or highlighting petty problems arising out of it.
Traditiolly people are used to burning crackers but they must change with changing times to curb pollution and give up this practice in public interest.
Remember that real Diwali is the festival of lights. Diwali is the festival when we welcome "Lakshmi" and clean our houses. Similarly, every year, at least once in a life, our thoughts must be cleaned-have positive thinking and no bad feelings for anyone.
B-49, Gulmohar Park,