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Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visits New Jersey

Assam Chief Minister Sri Tarun Gogoi and his wife met
with about thirty Assamese residents of New Jersey and
New York at Akbar, an Indian restaurant in Edison, NJ
on Monday, the 13th of October 2003.  The meeting
started at about 8:30 PM and lasted about two hours.
Sri Gogoi was in the US on a personal visit to meet
with his daughter's family in California.  Sanjoy
Krishna, IAS and the head of Indian Tea Board in the
US hosted him in New York and accompanied him to the
meeting.

ASA President Requests Texas to Hold Assam Day along with Assam Convention in 2004

ASA President Mantu Baishya of Omaha, Nebraska,
requested Barada Sarma of Austin, Texas to hold Assam
Day 2004 along with Assam Convention 2004. Baishya
also requested Barada Sarma and Texas Assamese
residents to call the 2004 get-together Assam 2004 in
the tradition of the neutral names used during the
last three years: Assam 2001 in Toronto, Canada; Assam
2002 in Denver, Colorado; and Assam 2003 in St. Louis,
Missouri. Here is a copy of the letter sent by Mantu
Baishya on October 5, 2003.
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Barada Sarma

Guest Editorial: Development of Assam and Globalization

The process of globalization is a result of the
interacting dynamics of capitalism and the revolution
in information technology (IT). Globalization and
localization must go hand in hand for sustained
development of any economy. Integration into the
global economy has benefited India somewhat,
especially in the IT sector. It has also resulted in
intense competition for resources among the states,
the business sectors and the rural population since
the relevant resources have been managed in favor of

Transliteration of the Assamese script to the Roman Script

Along with the growing popularity of computers and the Internet as a principal mode of communication, the need to write with an Assamese script in the electronic media is not only welcome but also imminent. The development of any Roman-input-Assamese-output software would constitute a major leap in tuning the English keyboard to Assamese needs the first step to the same revolving on the fixation of a standard for the transliteration of Assamese script to the Roman script, which ought to be both accurate and easy to use.

Seeking Business in the US and Elsewhere!

Luit Infotech is a provider of comprehensive IT solutions to businesses. The company was established in Chennai, India, by a group of dynamic IT professionals in 2003. The company works with clients to identify and realize opportunities to increase their return on investment, improve productivity, and enhance their relationships with customers, employees and partners.

An Assamese Co-Founds a Successful Company

Agribuys.com is a leading US provider of supply chain management software and services targeted specifically at the fresh foods industry such as, meat, seafood, poultry, floral, dairy, deli, and ingredients, empowering buyer, seller and carrier to complete entire negotiations online.

Since 1999, Agribuys.com an e-commerce service company that connects food buyers and sellers online, has attracted venture financing worth $1.5 million.

Community News: Visitors, Births and the Like

Little Anoushka (Pori) came as a miracle of joy to her proud parents Paban and Sagarika (Sarma) on December 6, 2002. She waited for first three months to finally see her grandmother (Dr.) Anjali Sarma who flew all by herself from Guwahati immediately after her retirement as head of Assamese Department, Handique Girls College, Guwahati. Dr. Sharma’s stay in Colorado was a lot of fun and enjoyment. She specially remembers the festive moment during the Rongali Bihu celebration in Colorado Springs.

Srimanta Sankaradeva Bhawan, Delhi, India

Assam Association, Delhi has recently constructed a cultural complex named after Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva. It is located near Jawaharlal Nehru University (behind IIT, Delhi). The building has all amenities such as an auditorium, an art gallery, a conference hall, a library, an office for Assam Association, a kitchen, dormitories for both boys and girls, guest rooms, and an open air theatre.

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SOLES for TOTS

During one of our annual visits to Assam, our young son, felt very distraught when he noticed rickshaw wallas and poor children without any footwear.

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