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November 2009

Sunil Nath is with us no more!

Dear members of the Assamese community in North America,

It is with a sad heart that I bear the following news - our dearest Sunilda (Nath) of Florida passed away early morning Mon (7th Sept) due to complications from a stroke. With his passing, we have lost a big hearted and elder member of the Assamese community in North America. Those of us who knew him personally will miss him dearly. I saw him and his wife (Abha baideu) only last fall – difficult to believe that he’s no longer with us- really sad news. May his soul rests in eternal peace.

Lily Saikia passes away

Dear Friends,

It is indeed a difficult task to write a tribute to a person with so many good qualities. No amount of words would be enough to praise such a good soul. It was Lily Saikia (Ilu mahi) was one such person for whom no words of praise would suffice to describe the qualities she possessed.

Jackie Bhuyan publishes her debut album

Hi Everyone!

My CD “Reflections on Life’s Journey” is finally out on various Internet sites. I am joined on 4 tracks by Grammy-nominated David Darling with his Cello Improvisations, with myself on Piano and bells. The CD consists of 11 tracks and is an hour long, and was produced in a professional studio.

The sites are as follows:(are a direct connection to my page) samples/available ...either the physical album, or download (album or tracks)

An Appeal from Kulendu Pathak

Hello Everyone!
I have been in Canada and USA for about two months and I am Happy to meet many of you, exchange ideas and good wishes. I am sad that I could not personally meet many of you.
During discussions and telephonic conversations, I appealed many of you to help raise a Corpus Fund for “Bhabendra Nath Saikia Children Welfare Trust”. I happen to be a trustee and the chairman of the Executive Committee of the trust.

FASS Proposal for Schools

FASS has recently undertaken a project to upgrade two under privileged schools. The Foundadtion Stone has kindly been laid by our Astronaut friends Mike Fincke. The project will be funded by contributions from individuals like you and me as well as from donations from willing organizations. Individuals may donate in their own names or in the names of their parents. While donating money, please specify to which school (Parijat Academy or Pragyalaya) you are donating. All individual donors names contributing Rs.5000 or more will be recorded at the building.

Friends, a magazine by the Non Residents for students of Assam and North East

The Assamese Diaspora spreading over United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia and Asia can play an important part in Assam’s development. The Diaspora consisting of a large reservoir of highly trained experts and scientists especially in the areas of Science, Technology and Knowledge based industries can certainly act as in the development of the region through the transfer of their knowledge and skills.