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Assam-Mizoram Row: A brief analysis from a Regional, Geo-Political & Security Perspective

Assam Mizoram Clash
Assam Mizoram Clash
“You can change friends, not neigbours.”- Former PM Late AB Vajpayee.

Assam as the elder sister:

The above-mentioned quote was said by former PM Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji. During the 2003 India-Pakistan bilateral summit held in Agra. This particular quote can be apt with the ongoing border dispute between the NE states of Assam & Mizoram. Assam is the gateway to the entire NE region land route-railway & road transport. It is laden with a lot of responsibilities as the elder sister among the seven sister states. The recent dispute between the Assam and Mizoram, if escalates again, can have a greater geopolitical and security implications.

Ethnic overlap:

The flow of Burmese refugees in Mizoram following the recent military coup in Myanmar highlights the question about the global migrant crisis. The fate of the uprooted refugees from a conflict zone in a foreign land. Mizoram however shares an approximately 500 km long porous border with the Chin state of Myanmar. It is the home of the majority Kuki-Chin speaking communities of Myanmar.

Thus, also acts as the sign for the sense of linguistic and ethnic belongingness, as the Mizo language is a part of the Kuki-Chin language family. These refugees from Myanmar welcomed by the Mizo hospitality, considering the ethnic overlapping. Further exemplified by news report (June this year) said the allocation of funds by Mizoram for the refugee on humanitarian grounds. However, rehabilitating several refugees automatically doubles the state’s resources which also includes land. Also, speculated that the recent border dispute between the two states over land might be having an angle, determined from this perspective from Mizoram’s side.

Assam border concerns:

Assam already has boundary dispute with the neighbouring states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and even Arunachal Pradesh. It is now facing problems with Mizoram. This led to a violent incident, witnessed the death of Assam Police jawans along with many jawans being injured.

Assam and Mizoram:

Let‘s examine the geopolitical and security dimensions of the crisis between the two states. The People’s Republic of China (China/PRC), an emerging hegemon of the 21st century has got a significant number of stakes in India’s NE region. From claiming Arunachal Pradesh as their territory of South Tibet to supporting the last remnants of the NE insurgents against the Indian state. Thereby acting as an invisible foreign hand in destabilizing the region. China’s role and influence can’t be ignored, as its footprints are already expanding the South East Asian region. It is India’s destination in the “Act East initiative” and its route is obviously via the NE region of India. Enhancing the Act East initiative means synchronising the overall development of the NE region from infrastructure to connectivity, seen a pace since 2014. This includes the Kaladan Multi-modal project too where Mizoram is a major stakeholder.


A deteriorated state of the relationship will lead to Assam not being able to extract benefits from Mizoram and vice versa. Disturbance along the Assam-Mizoram border can further ignite the other states to demand their territorial claims over the boundary issue. In 2017 Hindustan Times reported the statement by the Chinese state media saying ‘rising Hindu Nationalism’ hijacked India’s China Policy.


Considering the ideological leanings of the current ruling party in Assam, it will be not wrong if we consider the China factor here. It may be having a diabolical agenda of creating instability in India’s NE region. With motive to disrupt the ongoing developmental works in the region, by covertly provoking certain mischievous elements. If the crisis escalates again in future, it will be detrimental to both sides, considering the dissatisfaction by the people of Assam.

Above all, in January 2019, massive demonstrations against the ‘Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016’ (Now CAA) took place in Mizoram which even witnessed signs that said “Hello China..Bye Bye India”.

Slogans like these only mean providing an upper hand and leverage to the adversarial nation of China. They can take enormous advantage of it for their nefarious agenda about which I mentioned above. If similar outbreak of a similar or crisis resurfaces then external actors will indirectly or covertly fulfil their expansionist objective. Therefore, a peaceful settlement framework under the aegis of New Delhi is a must. So, that it prevents the domestic crisis/issue from being used by India’s adversaries.

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Assam- Mizoram Border Dispute, 6 killed

Assam Mizoram Land dispute
Assam Mizoram Land dispute

An unfortunate incident occurred in North-East India yesterday evening when both the police forces of Mizoram and Assam clashed over at Lailapool of Cachar district, which has been known as a flashpoint of inter-state border clashes for decades. This time, it took an extremely barbaric turn when alleged Mizo assailants loaded with Light machine guns ( seen in different videos) fired on the Assam side leaving 5 jawans of Assam police dead on the spot and injuring around 65-75 more people.

IPS Vaibhav, SP, Cachar was shot too after which he was admitted to the ICU of Silchar Medical College. He may be flown to Mumbai for higher treatment. Meanwhile, the PSO of DC, Cachar was shot at to which he succumbed.

Both Assam Govt and Mizoram Govt have narrated their version of the story. But, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma strongly condemned the inhumane, undemocratic move of Mizoram Police and has talked with Mizoram CM over the incident. While CM Sarma thinks that this issue can be solved over discussions after satellite imaging surveys, he has also allowed Assam Police to retaliate and open fire from now on.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, on Monday, urged Chief Minister of Mizoram Zoramthanga to investigate this matter saying why civilians from his states were holding sticks and trying to incite violence on the Assam-Mizoram border.

He said, “Honble Zoramthanga Ji, could you please investigate why are civilians from Mizoram holding sticks and trying to incite violence? We urge civilians to not take up law and order on their own hands and permit peaceful dialogue to take place between governments.”

The Assam Govt has announced 50 lakh compensation for the family of every Jawan deceased in this unfortunate incident that rocked the Nation and has promised Govt a job for a person in the family of the deceased. He has also declared to raise a Commando- Batallion of 3000 soldiers for the protection of Barak Valley.

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Enhanced rainfall activities over Sikkim during the period 28th June to 2nd July

corona sikkim
Corona case in Sikkim

On Sunday, Meteorological Department (IMD) said the Sikkim will witness heavy rainfall as the southwest monsoon will be covered in the Sikkim region.

Advancing further, the Southwest Monsoon covered the Sikkim region, nearly four days after its normal date.

Special Weather Bulletin Gangtok Said “Monsoon is advancing very well. It has advanced to Sikkim and parts of West Bengal 4 to 5 days in advance. The monsoon flow is strong and southwesterly winds have picked up on a large scale”

And around Sikkim- Rongli, Chungthang: 3 each; Shipgyer, Dentam: 2 each; Gangtok, Mazitar, Khanitar, Namthang, Damthang, Gyalshing: 1 each has Chief rainfall amount(in cm) recorded.

Current Meteorological Condition is saying that The northern Limit of southwest monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Lat. 26°N / Long. 70°E, Barmer, Bhilwara, Dholpur, Aligarh, Meerut, Ambala and Amritsar. The trough at mean sea level now runs from East Uttar Pradesh to northwest Bay of Bengal across Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal

IMD has classified that the progress is going to slow over the next two days, i.e 28th June.

According to Weather Forecast Due to the expected shifting of the trough of low-pressure area north-wards and strong moisture incursion from the Bay of Bengal, rainfall activities over all the districts of Sikkim very likely to be enhanced during the period 28th to 02nd July 2021. During this period, heavy to very heavy rain (07-20 cm) is very likely to occur at isolated places over the state, especially all over East and North Sikkim.

Sikkim has been witnessing heavy rainfall since last week causing heavy damage in Gangtok areas due to landslides. It’s also reported that landslide appeared in Some parts of North Sikkim which also caused east and north connecting bridge.

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Sikkim to get Sikkim House in Mumbai, relief for medical visitors


On 31st January 2021, the Honourable CM of Sikkim PS Golay has announced Sikkim will have a Sikkim house in Mumbai soon.

Speaking with The Sikkim Today team in January 2021 in West Sikkim, Chief Minister PS Golay has approached Maharashtra Government for the construction of a Sikkim house in Navi, Mumbai on which the Maharastra govt agrees to accept this.

This house will be 6 km from the nearest airport and 2 km from Tata memorial hospital which be will easy for Sikkimese patients to get connected nearby.

Earlier lots of people from Sikkim who used to go to Mumbai for treatment but can’t find a reasonable place to stay and the Chief minister thought this Sikkim house will be accessible for those who are going to Mumbai for medical treatment.

Yesterday in Sikkim legislative assembly, Honourable Chief minister said ” Maharashtra government has approved our proposal to construct Sikkim House Navi Mumbai near the Tata Memorial Hospital which is one of the top hospitals in the country”

Land measuring 4000 square meter which is almost 1 acre has been allotted for which Rs 11 crore 97 lakhs has already been paid and taken in possession, said HCM in the Assembly.

This will ease the financial burden on our people travelling to Mumbai for treatment and also assist them in other matters,” Chief Minister P.S. Golay in his Budget speech on Monday.

Earlier, the patient from Sikkim used to stay in Hamro Chhahari which was launched years back by the Nepali community from overall which cost only 300/per day Room. But getting a room in Hamro Chhahari is also very difficult for many patients.

Protective Wall Binding Teesta Collapses Posing Threat For Erosions.


The recent incessant rains in the state have transformed small streams into raging torrents and increased the water volumes of big Rivers like Teesta. The sudden rise in water level is an alarming bell for a few disasters in making. A portion of the protective wall guiding the flow of the Teesta has been washed away. A complete washout is evident if not taken care of and we are only in the first week of June.

The illegal quarrying, sand mining and breaking up of river boulders is the main reason for rivers to change courses and pose a threat. If this issue is not addressed at the earliest, the under-construction via-duct might be damaged.

Also, the settlements near the river belts are always at a threat during every monsoon. Most of the river belts in Sikkim have been plundered by sand mafias and river boulders broken down by stone breakers to feed them into the illegal crusher plants mushrooming in every nook and corner along the riverside. Sikkim is inviting a catastrophe and this will be man-made and not natural.

AIC – SMUTBI facilitated the Startup 20 Sabha- Townhall and Public Consultations


Gangtok, 27th May, 2023 – The Startup 20, in collaboration with AIC-SMUTBI (Atal Incubation Centre – Sikkim Manipal University Technology Business Incubator), orchestrated a ground breaking event, the “Townhall and Public Consultations,” today at a local hotel here in Gangtok. The occasion witnessed the enthusiastic participation of numerous startups from North East along with State Government officials from the Department of Commerce and Industriesand Sikkim Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (SEED Cell). The event was specifically designed to foster constructive discussions and gather crucial feedback on the Draft Policy Communiqué of Startup20, an essential component of the Indian Startup Ecosystem.

The townhall event served as a platform for startups, industry experts, and government representatives to engage in productive dialogue, exchange ideas, and collectively contribute to the growth and development of the startup landscape. It showcased the commitment of the Startup20 and AIC-SMUTBI in facilitating an inclusive and collaborative environment where startups can thrive and receive the necessary support to reach their full potential.

The gathering also witnessed the presence of startups from various sectors, including technology, education, health-tech, media-tech, among others. Their presence added immense value to the discussions, ensuring a diverse range of perspectives and insights being shared.

The primary objective of the townhall was to solicit feedback, stimulate meaningful discussions, and encourage constructive comments on the draft Policy Communiqué of Startup20. The draft policy document is designed to provide a comprehensive framework on five major components: Foundation, Alliance, Finance, Inclusion and Sustainability. With the purpose ofsupporting and nurturing startups, empowering them to become key drivers of economic growth and innovation. By inviting input from the startup community and government officials, the townhall aims to ensure that the policy addresses the specific needs and challenges faced by startups, thereby fostering an enabling environment for their success.

During the event, participants had the opportunity to engage in interactive sessions, and networking opportunities to delve into the various aspects of the draft Policy Communique of Startup20 for discussion. It is also in continuation of the draft policy that was prepared by the Startup20 during the engagement group meeting of the five task Forces in five venues in Gangtok during March’23.

The participants in the event, expressed their enthusiasm about the discussions in the newly formed startup ecosystem and highlighted the significance of such collaborative efforts in strengthening the ecosystem.

The team of AIC-SMUTBI led by Dr Tej Chingtham, CEO, AIC-SMUTBI extended their gratitude to all the participants, startups, government officials, and industry experts for their active engagement and invaluable contributions to the event’s success.

About Startup20: Startup20 is an official engagement group, established under the G20 India Presidency 2023. It acts as a dialogue forum with the global startup ecosystem stakeholders and intends to represent the global startup ecosystem to raise the macroeconomic concerns and challenges faced by entrepreneurs with G20 leaders. Through strategic initiatives, policy advocacy, and collaboration with stakeholders, Startup20 strives to create a conducive ecosystem that empowers startups and nurtures innovation.

The overarching goal of Startup20 is to propose a policy framework that achieves two objectives simultaneously: (a) to harmonize global startup ecosystems to facilitate their working together and (b) to preserve the freedom of national startup ecosystems to grow as they desire. To achieve its objectives, the Startup20 Engagement Group organized itself into five Taskforces considered critical to creating a thriving global start-up ecosystem: Foundation, Alliances, Finance, Inclusion and Sustainability.

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The ICFAI University, Sikkim successfully concluded the awe-inspiring ABLAZE 2023


The ICFAI University, Sikkim successfully concluded the awe-inspiring ABLAZE 2023, a three-day extravaganza, leaving attendees spellbound. The grand event, held at Manan Kendra, on 24th May witnessed resounding triumphs and featured esteemed guests. 

Under the theme of “Vasudeva Kutumbakam,” ABLAZE 2023 united cultures, celebrating world peace, oneness, cultural biodiversity, happiness, and the beauty of diversity. The event showcased mesmerizing performances, captivating songs, and enchanting dances that mesmerized the audience.

The illustrious presence of the Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court, Honble Shri. Biswanath Somadder as the esteemed Chief Guest added an air of prestige to the occasion. His address to the student fraternity was both inspiring and motivating, setting a remarkable tone for the event. The Vice Chancellor, Dr. Jagannath Patnaik’s address was incredibly moving and truly exceptional, as his words on, “Vasudeva Kutumbakam” touched the hearts of everyone deeply. 

The event was graced by the distinguished Vice Chancellors of Sikkim Manipal University, Dr. Veteran Lt. General Rajan S Grewal, and Khangchendzonga State University, Dr. Asish Sharma, Mr. Akshay Sachdeva, IPS along with eminent personalities from the fields of culture, cinema, and sports. These luminaries were felicitated for their outstanding contributions and presence.

Notable among the accolades bestowed was the prestigious ICFAI Youth Achievement Award, presented to Jetshen Dohna Lama, the renowned singing icon of Sikkim. In an exemplary act of her excellent talent, The ICFAI University, Sikkim announced its sponsorship of Lama’s higher studies after completing her plus-two education by the ICFAI Society. 

The finale of ABLAZE 2023 witnessed an exhilarating clash of talents as youths from various institutions in Sikkim competed and showcased their extraordinary skills. The ICFAI University, Sikkim, emerged victorious, claiming the top spot. Sikkim Manipal College of Nursing and Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences secured the first and second runners-up positions, respectively.

During the felicitation and prize distribution ceremony, the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Jagannath Patnaik accompanied by esteemed dignitaries, commended the winners and participants for their remarkable achievements. A heartfelt vote of thanks was expressed by the Registrar, extending gratitude to all involved.

The mastermind behind the phenomenal success of ABLAZE 2023, Mr. Gagan Gurung, the overall event coordinator, was applauded for his tireless efforts and meticulous planning. His dedication truly made the event a day to remember for all attendees.

ABLAZE 2023 fostered an atmosphere of boundless energy, inspiring the youth to embrace the spirit of “Vasudeva Kutumbakam.” The event received unanimous appreciation from all the dignitaries present, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of everyone involved.

SBI Youth for India helping communities redress water scarcity in South Sikkim


Gangtok, May 6, 2023: Karthick Sakthivel, a Fellow of SBI Youth for India (YFI) Fellowship program (2021-2022) and Social Work and Research Centre (SWRC), Barefoot College, are working with the upper villages of Sukrabarey and Sadam of Sumbuk block, South Sikkim to redress water security by demonstrating rooftop rainwater harvesting techniques and storing seasonal spring water in schools and agricultural lands.

The poly ponds that Sakthivel demonstrated during his Fellowship can be a great tool to support the water scarcity that affects 300+ households of the villages in this region that receive rainfall around 2000 mm during monsoon but fall short of water resources for agriculture and other domestic activities in non-monsoon months of the year.

Many such grassroot projects across the country are being mobilised for local communities by SBI YFI Fellows and their partner NGOs that can self-sustain the development in those regions and empower the rural people with unique solutions for the challenges faced by them. Through various knowledge drives, awareness campaigns and project interventions, SBI YFI Fellows have been able to positively impact over 1,00,000 lives in the country, in 200+ locations.

Lords Hotels & Resorts Expands its Footprint in Gangtok with Two New Properties


Lords Hotels & Resorts, one of India’s leading hotel brands, is proud to announce the opening of two new properties in the beautiful city of Gangtok, strengthening its portfolio with 5 operating hotels in the Northeast region

The new properties, New Orchid Lords Inn and Denzong Shangrila Lords Inn are situated in prime locations in Gangtok

New Orchid Lords Inn and Denzong Shangrila Lords Inn Gangtok, located in the heart of the city, offer guests a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The hotel features 54 spacious and well-appointed rooms, including suites, all equipped with modem amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Guests can enjoy a range of facilities and services including a multi-cuisine restaurant, conference, banquet facilities, and a spa centre. Sikkim in North East has a strong business potential rich culture & handicrafts, and beautiful national parks. Sikkim is also home to glaciers, alpine meadows, and thousands of varieties of wildflowers.

“We are thrilled to expand our presence in Gangtok with the opening of these two new properties,” said Pushpendra Bansal, COO of Lords Hotels & Resorts”With their strategic location and world-class amenities, New Orchid Lords Inn and Denzong Shangrila Lords Inn are the perfect choices for travellers looking for comfort, convenience, and True Value hospitality.

Mr. and Mrs. Tshering Wangchuk Zangpo, owner of the properties said that they are excited to tie up with Lords Hotels & Resorts, a leading hospitality brand, and looking for a fruitful & long-term association. “We look forward to welcoming guests and providing them with a memorable stay.”

In total the brand now operates over 40 hotels across India The brand is committed to providing exceptional service and hospitality to its guests and aims to expand its footprint across India and beyond.

Lords Hotels & Resorts is one of India’s leading hospitality chains with over 40 operating hotels, 20 upcoming hotels, and India’s first floating restaurant cruise in DIU across India, Nepal and the USA

C20 Working Group Conclave on Sustainable and Resilient Communities Inaugurated


Over 200 delegates are participating in discussions and workshops that will directly impact the policy recommendations which will be launched at the C20 Summit in July 2023

Gangtok 29 April 2023:
 The Sustainable and Resilient Communities (SRC) Conclave of Civil 20 (C20), one of the official Engagement Groups of the G20, has been inaugurated at Gangtok, Sikkim. Over 200 Indian and international delegates, including policy makers, academicians, and leaders of civil society organizations, are participating in discussions and workshops at the two-day event. 

The deliberations revolve around the global policies related to Climate Resilience and Social Justice, Net-Zero Emission Management, Environment Sustainability and Compassion Driven Approaches. The participants would identify the gaps in these areas and brainstorm innovative solutions which will directly impact the policy recommendations to be launched at the C20 Summit in July 2023.

Dignitaries present during the inaugural ceremony included Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha, Hon’ble Minister, Land Revenue & Disaster Management, Govt. of Sikkim; Shri MN Sherpa, Hon’ble Minister for Transport and Power Department, Govt. of Sikkim; Shri Anil Raj Rai (IAS), Secretary, Land Revenue & Disaster Management, Govt. of Sikkim; H.E. Ms Joyce Kakuramatsi Kikafunda, High Commissioner of the Republic of Uganda; Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri, Troika and Steering Committee Member C20 and Vice Chairman, Mata Amritanandamayi Math. Shri Vijay Nambiar, C20 Sherpa, addressed the gathering virtually.

Said Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha, Hon’ble Minister, Land Revenue & Disaster Management, Govt. of Sikkim: “Sustainable and resilient communities are able to meet their present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, and recover from various environmental, social and economic challenges. Since 2015, the Sikkim Government has taken many measures to promote environmental, social, and economic sustainability, infrastructure and technology, and emergency preparedness. Sikkim has topped in all parameters of Sustainable Development Goals for 2021 in the North-East region. We are the first state in the world to turn fully organic.”

He added: “Being a small Himalayan state subject to various manmade and natural challenges, we are committed to learning from the best practices in the world to secure our future. Many organizations are partnering with Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority regarding this, and I welcome all help, initiatives, and ideas in this direction. All of us in the world need to come together to join hands to secure the future of our next generations. This cannot be done by working in isolation. Despite remarkable diversity, all people need to consider themselves as world citizens so that all mouths can be fed and the nature protected.”

In her video message at the inaugural ceremony, C20 Chair Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma), said: “Humanity is facing many extraordinary challenges today. At this point, human beings need two qualities:  the wisdom to recognize the problem and the intelligence and mental attitude to correct it. Unfortunately, we are like a student who starts studying the day before the exam. We think correctly only when we are on the brink of disaster. The future belongs not to single entities who stand divided, but to those who mingle and cooperate with others. Countries and societies which try to rise on their own will surely fail. This is a warning from nature to mankind. Hence, let our mantra be ‘Mingle, Not Single’. A single nation, race or religion cannot survive in isolation. This earth belongs to us all.”

Amma added: “There is an underlying rhythm to our universe; the universe and every living thing in it have an unbreakable connection to each other. The cosmos is like a vast, interconnected network. Think of a net that is stretched out by four people holding its four corners. If it is shaken slightly in one corner, the vibration is felt all over the net. Similarly, whether we know it or not, all of our actions reverberate throughout creation, whether done by an individual or a group. So let us not think ‘I will change after they do.’ Rather, even if they do not change, if we change, we can bring this change to others. From ancient times, the world is one family has been the mantra of Indian soil. The presidency of G20 nations is a unique opportunity to model this truth before the world. Let us light a new lamp of change here. May innumerable lamps be lit from this flame and carried across the world.”

Said Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri, Troika and Steering Committee Member, C20, and Vice Chairman, Mata Amritanandamayi Math: “As Amma says, the lack of love and respect towards nature is the reason why all our efforts to create sustainable and resilient communities failed to produce the expected results. Our forefathers had a deep love and reverence for nature. They saw the visible diversity in the world with a worshipping attitude while having faith in the limitless power behind the many names and forms. However, modern society lacks this attitude. This needs to change. 

“Climate change is happening at an unprecedented rate today and can no longer be dismissed as a myth. The change is so severe that according to some calculations, human species may not exist beyond another 50 years. My request to scientifical and technological community is to ensure a symbiosis of science and spirituality so that both work harmoniously. We shouldn’t be suspicious or reluctant to experience and accept the spiritual recommendations offered to us by the ancient seers, especially when all their concerns of end of humanity are on the verge of coming true. Amma highlights the false sense of security provided to us by modern technology which makes us forget the delicate nature of life on this planet. We need to think beyond our borders, diversity, and differences, and see the world from a perspective of oneness, as emphasized by India’s G20 slogan of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.”

Said Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, Sustainable and Resilient Working Group Coordinator and Professor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham:“Guided by the vision of C20 Chair, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, this Conclave provides a platform for the civil society organizations and delegates from around the world to engage in deeper dialogues to address the challenges and gaps in the areas of climate resilience, social justice, environmental sustainability and net zero emission management with an aim to help build communities that are sustainable and resilient. I am delighted that the event is being held in partnership with the Sikkim Government. Sikkim is a state which is truly an example of sustainability and resilience. The policy deliberations among a multitude of stakeholders will bring out the recommendations to be provided to the G20 leadership team. I sincerely hope that this will help pave the way to develop scalable models that can be adopted to multiple countries.”

During the event, a seedball distribution campaign was launched in Sikkim by the C20 Sustainable and Resilient Communities (SRC) Working Group, in association with AYUDH, the Mata Amritanandamayi Math’s global youth wing. The global campaign aims to disperse one million seedballs in fragile ecosystems worldwide and create general awareness in people about the significance of seedballs in restoring ecological balance.

The Sustainable and Resilient Communities Working group, one of the 14 working groups formed under Civil 20 India 2023, is focussed on the areas of Climate, Environment and Net Zero Targets. The Working Group (WG) quintessentially addresses the current critical issues related to climate resilience and social justice, environmental sustainability, net zero emission management, and showcases the importance of compassionate approaches for building sustainable and resilient communities.

The G20 (Group of 20) is a forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union. It works to address major issues related to the global economy. C20 provides a platform for Civil Society Organizations (CSO) around the world to voice people’s aspirations to the world leaders in G20.

Gorkha are 100% Axomiya Bhumi Putra,” says Assam CM Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma


April 21, Garpal, Sonitpur: CM Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma Attended the 57th Sanmilan Divas of Assam Gorkha Sanmelan Divas.

Gorkha in Asaam receives all the facilities from the government and are part of the greater Axomiya community, they have no problem here might be in other parts of the country there might be a problem in Assam Gorkha’s enjoys all rights, States Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma during his Speech.

“Lord Hanuman had torn his chest and shown that Ram is Inside me, Similarly I can not tear my chest and show Gorkha’s are Axomiya”, CM HBS

CM Sarma also states, Our Government has turned Gorkha’s into Swadeshi which earlier Congress didn’t put much stress on these”.

Some of his declarations through the stage of Assam Gorkha Sanmelan:

1) Gorkha OBC certificate: OBC Certificate to be issued by Assam Gorkha Sanmilan, vide notification Govt of Assam order.

2.) Separate Portal for Gorkha Certificate, under Govt of Assam, vide notification Govt of Assam order.

3.) Gorkhas can purchase land and are a protected class in the Tribal belt & block in Assam

4.) If any case of FT against Gorkha’s now will be Withdrawn by Government Lawyers. No further Harassment will be assertive.

5.) Gorkha Development Council already received Rs. 25 Crore funds and will be entertained

6.) Gorkha Certificate will be an attachment of identity for all Gorkhas residing in Assam.

90 year old women sexually assaulted in Sikkim


Reports from west Sikkim, A Police Complaint has been filed at Gazing Police Station where a 90 year old women has been sexually assaulted.

According to reports the incident happened on 19th April where an accused from the village Changda Bhutia. Where the accused has fled and police is under search operation of him.

As per reports, The victim is an age old lady who cannot speak & listen properly because of her old age. Police filed IPC Section 376 Rape and 370 House Trespassing case has been filed against accused Chenga Bhutia.

Two police team is searching the absconding accused of the heinous Crime.

OIL hosts BVL Season 3.0 successfully India’s first grassroots volleyball league


Duliajan, 07 April 2023: OIL successfully concluded the 5 days BVL Super League 3.0, India’s first grassroots volleyball league, under the aegis of OIL’s flagship CSR intervention ‘OIL Volleyball Mission’ at Duliajan on 6th April 2023. The ceremony was graced by Chief Guest, Dr. Ranjit Rath, Chairman & Managing Director, OIL, Shri Bhaskar Jyoti Phukan, Managing Director, Numaligarh Refinery Limited, Ms. Pooja Suri, Independent Director, OIL, Shri Samik Bhattacharya, Independent Director, OIL, Shri Prasanta Borkakoty, RCE, OIL, other dignitaries and players from across the state of Assam. 

In his address, Dr. Ranjit Rath, CMD, OIL, praised the individual efforts of each participant in BVL season 3.0 and encouraged them to pursue the sport and lead the state and nation in the field of sports. Volleyball has been instrumental in uniting players of all ages from across Assam, and this has strengthened the bonds between communities in the region, he added. 

After 5 days of intense competition and exciting battles, the finals came to an end on 6th April 2023 with 4 teams emerging as the winners under various categories. In the final match, U-16 category girls, Team Muguria from Bajali district bagged the winning trophy while the team Beseria from Sonitpur district declared winners in the under U-16 Boys.  In the U-12 category, Mikirbheta girls’ team from Morigaon district won while the BamgaonBoys Team from Biswanath Charaili district bagged the winner trophy. Later during the closing ceremony, Dr.Ranjit Rath, CMD, OIL ceremoniously handed over the prizes to the winning teams.

A brief about BVL-Season 3.0 supported under OIL’s CSR:

OIL under CSR for promoting sports in rural areas, has been implementing ‘OIL Volleyball Mission’, a unique model at the grassroots in association with Brahmaputra Volleyball League (BVL) pioneered by Shri Abhijit Bhattacharya, former captain of the Indian Volleyball team.  OIL’s support in the last two years has channelized many hidden & budding talents of Volleyball belonging to OIL’s operational areas as well as several other parts of Assam through advanced coaching and creation of teams. OIL is the first corporate to associate itself with such a noble cause which has been recognized for creating a sports ecosystem in the villages of Assam. This year the BVL Season-3 has played more than 600 matches in 144 villages of Assam. The final leg of the League known as ‘Super League’ comprising of a total of 32 teams (8 in each category – Under 16 Boys and Girls and under 12 Boys and Girls) was organized at OIL’s Nehru Maidan Volleyball Court, Duliajan and several other courts of OIL’s operational areas from 2nd April to 6th April 2023.  In the last few days, close to 550 young players accompanied by coaches, referees and other associated sporting personnels were hosted by OIL at Duliajan.

Oil India Limited signs MoU with Mrinaljyoti Rehabilitation Centre


Duliajan, 01 April 2023: OIL has signed an MoU with Mrinaljyoti Rehabilitation Centre (MRC), Duliajan. The MoU was signed by Shri Prasanta Borkakoty, RCE, OIL and Secretary & Founder, MRC, for providing assistance to MRC under OIL’s flagship CSR intervention, ‘OIL Sakshyam’, for empowering persons with disabilities.

The terms of the MoU shall provide financial assistance for a period of 04 years towards an annual grant for running of MRC through the extension of services (via the centres located in Duliajan, Digboi and Rajgarh) and up-gradation of ‘Pushpadalum’, a Vocational Learning Centre for skill and capacity building of Children with Disabilities (CwDs) and Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). In the long run, the MoU will provide equitable, inclusive and accessible opportunities for CwDs and PwDs while upholding their human rights reflective of India’s action towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030.

Shri Rajeev Baruah, ED (HR & Admin), OIL, Shri Bhairab Bhuyan, ED (Instrumentation), OIL, Shri Arunjyoti Baruah, CGM (HR-Field Admin), OIL, Shri Debashis Bora, GM (PA), OIL, senior officials of OIL, management of MRC, children & persons with disabilities, parents and media were present on the event.

Tezpur University announces TUEE for the academic session 2023-24


Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam offers a wide range of PhD, PG, UG, and Diploma programmes across various disciplines under the School of Engineering, Sciences, Management and Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Tezpur University will hold the TUEE(Tezpur University Entrance Examinations) for admission in PhD, Post Graduate(PG) across various disciplines and for B. Tech(lateral entry) programmes for the academic year 2023-2024. The admission portal went live on 24th March 2023.

Prof. Rupak Mukhopadhyay, Deputy Director, TUEE(Extreme Right), Prof. Sankar Deka, Controller of Examination, Tezpur University(Center), Prof. Dambarudhar Mahanta, Director, TUEE (Extreme Left), during the press meet at Guwahati Press Club

The University is participating in CUET(UG) 2023 for admission into its various other UG courses, the application for which is currently life through the CUET portal.

For TUEE, OMR-cum-descriptive examinations will be conducted for the applicants across the 23 major cities across India, including the Northeast region.

For B.Tech, the candidates will be selected based on the Common Rank List(CRL) of JEE(Mains) – 2023. It should be noted that 60% of the total seats are reserved for permanent NE(Northeast) residents.

During the press meeting, the official portal for TUEE application was launched and was briefed by the officials present there.

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Tezpur University is the only University across Northeast India to be accredited with NAAC- A+.