DEMOW: The year 2020 was an unlucky year for the people of Demow as two renowned personalities of Demow died this year. However, there was also some good news.
At the beginning of the year in the month of January, different protest programmes against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act took place in every nook and corner of Demow and its surrounding areas. From the last week of March, the nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 began. No programmes could be held during that time and people had to stay at home. Many faced a tough situation due to the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown as they had to income source.
Veteran politician Devanand Konwar, who was born in Nitai Konwar Gaon under Nitaipukhuri mouza near Demow, died in the month of April. Konwar was the Governor of Bihar, West Bengal and Tripura. In the month of July, Anil Kumar Dey, an educationist, social worker, retired Principal of Demow Higher Secondary School and president of Demow Press Club, passed away.
But amidst all the gloom there was some good news also. Demow Model Hospital secured first position in the Kayakalp Award 2019-2020 for fulfilling criteria such as cleanliness, infection control and biomedical waste management. Sudip Gogoi, an inhabitant of Thowra Doul Gaon near Demow, Partha Pratim Dowerah, an inhabitant of Nitaipukhuri Dehingia Gaon near Demow, and Urbashi Chetia, an inhabitant of Bokota Nemuguri Patiya Gaon near Demow, cleared the Combined Competitive Exams of 2018 conducted by the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) and they brought laurels to their respective areas as well as for Demow.