guwahati Diary – The New Indian Express
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Book lovers rejoice, the Assam Book Fair begins
Book lovers are thrilled, thanks to Assam Book Fair held in the city. Organized by the Publication Board Assam and the Association of All Publishers and Booksellers in Assam, the fair was opened by Education Minister Ranoj Pegu on December 29. He expressed his joy that people read books. On the second day, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was among the visitors. In addition to buying a few books, he interacted with visitors, especially students. Sonowal insisted that young people should make reading books a daily habit. The fair will continue until January 9.
Dy loudspeaker to give up security on CM bugle call
Responding to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s call, Vice President Numal Momin announced that he would renounce personal security guards (PSOs). He said his decision was a “personal choice”. He claimed that there was no security threat in Assam. Previously, the presidents of the two district units of the BJP had abandoned the PSOs. In a post against VIP culture, Sarma recently called on BJP leaders to renounce PSOs. âWhy do we need OSP? I can firmly say that there is no threat to the life of any member of the BJP, âhe said, adding that maintaining PSOs was aâ culture âof Congress. However, the chief minister called on BJP state chairman Bhabesh Kalita to make a decision on party leaders renouncing VIP culture. In response, the party’s state chairman recently said action would be taken in this regard soon.
Assam obtains the first female Inspector General
Violet Baruah (pictured) became Assam’s first female Inspector General of Police. Prior to this promotion, she held the post of Deputy Inspector General in Kokrajhar District. A recipient of the President’s Medal for Meritorious Service, the officer worked as a police superintendent in four districts and in the Department of Criminal Investigations. She joined the Assam Police Service in 1992 and was appointed to the IPS in 2004. Baruah said she never neglected any duty or assignment. She said that was the reason why she had spent most of her life in the police department outside of Guwahati.
IIT-Guwahati excels overall in 2021-22
The past year has been a fabulous one for IIT-Guwahati. Overcoming the challenges posed by the pandemic, he has shown multifaceted progress. Highlights include a breakthrough in research and innovation, the launch of new schools and major centers as well as online courses with the NEP. Researchers at the Institute have also developed technology to provide drinking water free from contaminants like iron, arsenic, fluoride, etc., using various prototype units and innovative technology. Several of these units have been installed in Assam and other northeastern states. The institute also received 179 PPOs in 2021-2022, which is the highest in the past three academic years.
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