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NE States Observe Parakram Parv


Agartala / Guwahati, September 28, 2018:  “ParakramParv" to commemorate and show case the gallant valour and sacrifice by the members of the Armed Forces celebrated with great enthusiasm and gaiety in various parts of the North Eastern states. The event was well conceived and planed and display of various equipment of the Armed Forces enthralled the visitors, who greatly appreciated the members of the Armed Forces. The event was organised with an aim to reach out to the School students  and the civil population in the vicinity of the venue. The event will continue to be open to public and Students at various locations till 29 September 2018.

The event was organised simultaneously at Air Force Station, Guwahati and Narengi Military Station. Various types of Weapons and equipments of the Army were on display at the Narengi Military Station. A selfie corner was also establised to enable the visitors to take their own selfie.The students from Army Public School, Kendriya Vidhyalaya numbering to around 800 were mesmerized by various equipments on display and greatly praised the efforts put in by the Army. 

The Air Force show case their various equipment to include MI-17 Helicopter, AVRO, Dornier , various Radars  employed in the Air Force and Emergency Medical support system. . The event was inaugurated by Air Commodore S Misra, VM, AOC, Air Force Station Guwahati. There were also stalls showcasing the achievement of the Air Force and stall for “Now Your Air Force “where in the visiting students were enlightened on various opportunities for entry into the Air Force. The visitors include students from the nearby Schools, NCC cadets, Students from Aeronautical College and civil populace. The students were briefed on the various equipment and enlightened on various other achievements of the Armed Forces. The representatives from Information and Broadcasting Ministry also display various motivational and knowledge boards to enlighten the student community. The event will remain open till 29 September.

Parakram Parv was also observed at West Point Senior Secondary School, Gangtok  and at Namchi  in Sikkim with great fervour . The events include Military Band display, Display of various modern and sophisticated modern Infantry Weapons, Motivation Lecture by the Officers, Screening of movie on Surgical Strikes, Selfie Corner, Information Kiosk and guidance for joining the Indian Army. The event was a great success as more than 2000 students from various schools and the civil populace visited the enchanting event. The Students were of great praise for the wonderful event organised by the Army. The event will continue to be open till September 29,

Parakram Parv will be observed at War Memorial Complex at Tawang on 29 September 2018. The various activities planned include Infantry Weapon Display, selfie Corner, Motivational stalls and Screening of Movie on Surgical strikes carried out by the Armed Forces. All the students of various schools in Tawang along with general public are invited for the event. The DC & SP of Tawang will also attend the event. The Ex- Servicemen of the area are also invited for the event to acknowledge their great service to the nation.

Surgical Strike anniversary celebration in NE


Agartala, September 28, 2018:To showcase the courage, valour and sacrifice of Armed Forces, ‘Parakram Parv’ is being observed by Spear Corps and NCC units on September 29 at various places in North Eastern States to commemorate the second anniversary of Surgical Strikes carried out by Indian Army in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir in 2016.

A number of events including showcasing of movies and photographs depicting valour and courage of the Armed Forces will be shown. Visitors will get the opportunity to see weapons and equipment used by Indian Army which will also be on display. The ‘Military Band’ will also be on display in select venues.

In Nagaland, this event is being planned all across the state in 16 locations At Kohima it will be held at Jotsoma Science College and St Joseph College Zakhama. The other places where it will be held include Shamator, Tizit, Tuensang, Zunheboto, Mon, Mokokchung, Dimapur, Phek, Rangapahar and in Sainik School Punglwa.

In Manipur, the event is scheduled at Tulihal airport and at Red Shield Auditorium in Leimakhong.

In Tripura, the event is planned at Assam Rifles Public Schools at Agartala, Teliamura, Radhanagar, and Udaipur, Government High School at Fatikroy and Kanchanpur and at Eklavya Model Residential School, Khowai.

In Mizoram, the event is being conducted at Loch Hall at 46 AR Battalion Headquarters in Aizawl and also at Sainik School, Chhingchhip and 10 AR Battalion location at Serchhip.

In Arunachal Pradesh, the event is planned at Itanagar and Tuting. Similarly in Lower Assam, the event is planned at Jhankar Auditorium, Dinjan Military Cantonment.

NFR holds interaction with MPs


Maligaon, September 28, 2018: General Manager of NF Railway Sanjive Roy today held a discussion with Members of Parliament with constituencies within the jurisdiction of Lumding Division. The discussion held at the conference hall of the GM’s office, Maligaon, was attended by Jitendra Choudhury, MP/Tripura, Dr. Thokchom Meinya, MP/ Manipur, K.G. Kenye, MP(Rajya Sabha-Nagaland) and K. Bhabananda Singh, MP(Rajya Sabha-Manipur) apart from senior railway officials.

The discussion started with a brief presentation on various activities and achievements of the Division presented by Divisional Railway Manager of Lumding Division Ashish Sharma. During interaction Ramen Deka requested for proper development of railway infrastructure in Rangiya – Dekargaon section. He also requested for providing stoppage of all Rajdhani Express trains at Rangiya and all mail / express trains at Nalbari and Udalguri stations as these are district headquarters. He also suggested for ensuring proper cleanliness at small stations like Khairabari , Udalguri etc.

Jitendra Choudhury demanded for proper connectivity to all stations in Agartala – Subroom section. He also asked for providing proper passenger amenities in all stations in that route. He requested for providing stoppage of Rajdhani Express train at Ambasa station. He also asked for measures for ensuring proper cleanliness of train toilets.

Dr. Thokchom Meinya suggested that Railways should have inbuilt security mechanisms built into the project to facilitate early completion of all ongoing projects which are getting delayed due to security reasons.

K.G. Kenye also discussed the present security arrangement in place in N.F. Railway. He also demanded improvement in amenities at Dimapur station and construction of more PP sheds. He also enquired about the ongoing Dimapur – Zubza project which is likely to be completed by October, 2021 besides suggesting for painting all trains with beautiful landscape of Northeast to further improve the tourism potential of the region.

In his concluding remarks, General Manager assured the MPs that NF Railway would spare no effort for providing the best of services. He disclosed that NF Railway is now free from all un-manned level crossings and that toilets all over the zone were being developed to the best standards to spruce up cleanliness in railway premises.

Purvottaran at TU


Agartala, September 27, 2018 : The Department of Business Management Tripura University is organizing ‘Purvottaran- The rise of North East’ for its 3 rd consecutive year on September 27 and 28.

The program was inaugurated by Prof. V. L. Dharurkar, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Tripura University and Chief Guest of the program in presence of guest of honor Satyajit Ganguly, MD, OTPC, Prof. Chandrika Basu Majumder, Dean Arts and Commerce, Dr. Debarshi Mukherjee HOD, Dept. of Business Management and faculty members of the department.

In his welcome address Dr. Mukherjee, HOD of DoBM explained about the objectives of the programme. He focused on the significance of organizing such program repeatedly. This kind of programme would help students to develop their personality and managerial skills.

The  Chief Guest of Program Prof. V. L. Dharurkar, Tripura University has elaborated on overall philosophy why such program should be carried out again and again. He congratulated the HOD and team of faculty members for organising  and maintaining an improving trend to doing this annual event every time in bigger manner for last 3 consecutive years.

He emphasized on Peter Drucker’s SMART theory and asked to implement in the managerial activities. The second leg of the programme was studded with folk dance performances by the student including Bihu and Kokborok. Students also showcased their talent and creativity through advertisements, business quiz and management games.

RPF rescues 17 children in a week


Maligaon, September 27, 2018: Railway Protection Force (RPF) of N.F. Railway successfully rescued as many as 17 children from railway premises like stations/trains during the week from 17th to 23rd September.

In one of such case on 18.09.2018, at about 10.45 hrs, RPF train escort party of train No.12505 Dn (N. E. Express) namely, Head Constable/Aftar Hussain, Constable/Lakshmi N. Singh, Constable / Paresh Baishya and Constable / Dipak Mahantal of RPF Post, Rangiya, while escorting the said train from Kamakhya to Rangiya station, rescued one minor girl with arrest of one kidnapper namely, Majibar Rahman, M-28 yrs, s/o late Biren Sheikh of vill-Patharkuchi, Durga Mandir, PS-Beltola (Chariali), Dist. Kamrup (Assam). The arrested person is involved in Basistha PS case No. 1196/18 u/s 366(A) IPC dated 18.09.2018. Later on, the apprehended person along with the rescued minor girl were handed over to IC/Jorabat (OP) for necessary action.

On 20.09.2018, at about 16.30 hrs, RPF Inspector/R. K. Yadav along with staff of Ledo (Outpost), arrested one male person at Ledo station namely, Hemanta Sarmah, 47 yrs, s/o Gangaram Sharma of Lekhapani, Dist- Tinsukia, Assam with rescue of three girls namely, all from Tinsukia, Assam. The arrested person confessed that he was taking the girls to Delhi on the promise of giving them job. Later on, the arrested person along with the rescued girls was handed over to OC/Assam Police/Ledo (OP). In this regard, OC/Lekhapani PS registered a case vide No. 111/18 U/S 370 IPC dated 21.09.2018.

On 22.09.18, at about 21.15 hrs, on duty RPF staff namely, Constable /Chunu Hansda of RPF Post, Siliguri Jn, rescued three runaway minor girls all from Alipurduar, West Bengal, from PF No. 01 of Siliguri Junction station. Subsequently, the rescued minor girls were handed over to Centre Coordinator, Child Line/Hakimpara, Siliguri for safe custody.

First Drug D-Addiction Centre opened


Agartala, September 27,2018: Tripura Health Minister Sudip Roy Barman on Thursday inaugurated Drug D-Addiction Centre in premises of Psychiatric Hospital at Narsingarh in Agartala. This has been first such initiative of the Tripura government.

Health Minister in his speech stated that the government has an ambitious plan to open three more de-addiction centers in the state to support rehabilitation and treatment to drug addicted patients.

Myanmar joins ANRPC


Agartala, September 26, 2018: The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has become a Member of Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC). The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) will represent the Government of Myanmar in ANRPC. On behalf of the government, Dr. Ye Tint Tun, Director-General, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, signed the Instrument of Accession.

Earlier, the Myanmar Parliament, in its regular session held on 7 August 2018 had approved the proposal by the Ministry.

ANRPC is an inter governmental organization established in 1970 for multilateral cooperation among the countries producing natural rubber. India has been a member of ANRPC since 1975.With the accession of Myanmar, ANRPC now has 13 members representing 90.5% of the world output of natural rubber.

Myanmar produced 242000 tonnes of natural rubber during the year ended June 2018 from 311000 hectares of yielding rubber. Of the four auto tyre manufacturing companies in Myanmar, three are state owned. The country annually exports about 150000 tonnes of rubber.

CM launches new tourism logo


Agartala, September 25, 2018: Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday launches new official Logo of Tripura Tourism.

In a tweet Chief Minister opined that the launching was “Govt vision of #TransformingTripura aims at transforming our beloved state of #Tripura into one of the foremost tourist destinations”.

Governor stresses on spreading Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas


Agartala, September 25, 2018 : Governor of Tripura Professor Kaptan Singh Solanki stressed on the need of introducing value based education where head, heart and hand act in tandem- as envisaged by Mahatma Gandhi in his ‘Nayi Talim’ for making a complete human being dedicated to the ‘nation’. 

The Governor, while launching the Weeklong Swachchta Saptaha and Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birth Centenary Celebration, delivered a highly inspiring speech in the fully packed Maharaja Bir Bikram Auditorium of the Tripura University on Tuesday morning.

As he delivered the speech as Chief Guest of the function, the Governor felt that it had always been imperative to understand Mahatma Gandhi to build the country after independence.

“But, it was not forthcoming.  However, after the new government came to power in 2014 the focus was on building new India in the line of Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas”, he said.

It may be mentioned here that Tripura University would start a one month long course on Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas on Education for the faculty members- which happened to be first of its kind in the country..

“This course on Mahatma Gandhi’ education ideas, I am confident, will bring about a change in the outlook and life of not only the faculty but also will in turn influence the students to a great extent”, opined the Governor.

It was Prof Solanki’s first visit to Tripura University after assumption of gubernatorial position in the state.

Dr WG Prasanna Kumar , Chairman of Mahatma Gandhi National Commission for Rural Education in his speech also stressed on building education system in the country based on Mahatma Gandhi’s Nayi Talim.

“It is time that we give due importance to learning by working concept”, said Dr Prasanna Kumar.

Dr V L Dharurkar, Vice Chancellor of the Tripura University in his welcome address gave a brief idea about Mahatma Gandhi’s idea about education and Nayi Talim. Dr Dharurkar said, Tripura University happened to be the first in the country to kick start Swachchata Saptaha one day ahead as the entire country would launch it from tomorrow.

“Tripura University is also, perhaps, the first institution to have planned for a one month course of Mahatma Gandhi’s education for the faculty of the varsity”, he said.

Goods train faces accident near Lumding


Agartala, September 24, 2018: A Goods train met with an accident between Daotuhaja and Phiding on Lumding-Badarpur Hill section route at around 11.15 am on Monday.

According to officials of Northeast Frontier Railway no injury or casualty was reported in the incident. They said accident relief trains from Lumding and Badarpur have left for the accident site.

Further details are awaited.