Deka demands tribal status for Kalitas
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 7: Mangaldai MP Ramen Deka raised the demand for tribal status to the Kalita community of Assam on the floor of Parliament that was in its Budget Session on Wednesday. The MP raised the demand under Rule 377. Raising the demand, Deka said: “Kalita (caste) is an ethnic group of Hindus belonging to Assam. They’re origil inhabitants of the State with their culture and language. They existed much before the existing professiol castes. Kalitas are mostly engaged in farming since ancient time. They played an active role in developing the Assamese community socially, culturally and religiously. Due to demographic changes and other social pressures Kalita community is about to lose their identity. In view of this I urge the Union Government to accord tribal status to the Kalita community.”
Dhar at Dispur Last Gate
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 7: Members of the Assam Home Guard Welfare Association (AHGWA), the All Assam Mid-Day Cook and Helpers’ Association and the PHE Temporary Workers/Employees body staged dhar at Dispur Last Gate on Wednesday in support of their respective demands . The AHGWA has all along been demanding pay parity between home guards, including women home guards, and sepoys of Assam Police. They also raised the demand for appointment of gome guards in third and fourth grade posts in all Central and State government departments. Meanwhile, mid-day meal cooks and helpers raised the demand for raising their salaries to Rs 9,600 from the existing Rs 1,000, besides regularization of their jobs. The temporary PHE workers were demanding regularization of their jobs.
Dilip Tamuly nomited for Intertiol Print Bienle
Our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 7: In a rare honour for an Assamese printmaker, veteran Assamese artist DilipTamuly has been nomited by prestigious Lalit Kala Akademi to represent the country in the first intertiol print bienle to be held in India this year. An acclaimed artist of intertiol repute, Tamuly has several prints, arts and installations to his credit. He is credit to have brought in a wave of post-modern art in Assam in the 1990s. Fondly referred to as The Master of Black Expressionism, Tamuly is the pioneer in printmaking in India. A faculty member in the Department of Printmaking, State Art College, his art works are part of many collections in different museums across the world. Extending the invitation to the Assamese artist, Lalita Kala Akademi Administrator CS Krish Shetty said, “The Lalit Kala Akademi is hosting the first Intertiol Print Bienle India tentatively on 25th March 2018. The bienle is an endeavour that is a quest for discovering new artistic trends in printmaking – tiolly and intertiolly.”
Workshop on manuscript
GUWAHATI, March 7: Dr. Surya Kumar Bhuyan Library, Cotton University, is organizing a one-day workshop on ‘READING AND CONSERVATION OF OLD MANUSCRIPT OF ASSAM’ on March 20, 2018 in Sudmersen Hall, Cotton University, Guwahati, a press release said.