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Re: Power Crisis-Assam, Solar and its potential
Monday, March 23, 2009

Dear Editor,

Accept my heartiest greetings at the very beginning.

I use the opportunity to congratulate Posoowa for taking initiatives to bring different burning issues of NE states to public notice.

I am Manash Dutta and an Assamese by birth working for an MNC, General Electric, as steam turbine application engineer based in New Delhi.

A New Web site Started

A software engineer, a doctoral student and a tireless social worker, Ankur Bora of Dallas, Texas, has started a new Web site called with a view to helping children in Assam and Northeast India financially in pursuit of education. He has also started a group called

Rongali Bihur Ulog

ganeshborapicsOn behalf of Assam Society of America (Axom  Sangha), we would like to wish all the Assamese  and their well-wishers across the globe a Happy Rongali Bihu. May The New Year bring all goodwill for the people and destroy all ills. We all welcome Bohag together to create friendship and harmony among all communities.

Bihu celebrated in the Ukraine

The students of Ternopil State Medical University celebrated the Rongali Bihu utxob on April 16 in Ukraine. The programme included Bihu dance, Bihu songs, and comedy shows. A slide show showcasing various aspects of the cultural heritage of Asom was also presented in the function. Students from various countries such as Pakistan, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Ukraine enjoyed the show. For all the Assamese students of Ternopil, Ukraine, it was a nice get-together.

Rongali Bihu in Florida

Rongali Bihu in Florida was celebrated on Sunday the 19th April, 2009 in Cocoa Beach of the Atlantic Ocean near Kennedy Space Center. Almost all Floridian Assamese gathered in a club house on the beach to celebrate the bihu with fun fare. Photo by Ms. Jyotishree Devi of Miami, FL.floridabihu-2009-063

Rongali Bihu 2009 in Gurgaon

The festival of joy and happiness and the most endearing festival of the people of Assam, Rongali Bihu, was celebrated in the Millenium City by Assam Association, Gurgaon on 18th April, 2009 at 8 PM in the HUDA Community Centre Ground in Sector-46. The gala cultural evening, followed by a sumptuous dinner was attended by more than 300 people, hailing from as far as Noida, Faridabad, Dwarka, New Delhi and of course, Gurgaon.

Rongali Bihu Celebrated in Mumbai


The Assamese community of Mumbai celebrated the National Festival of Assam, Rongali Bihu, at Assam Bhawan, Vashi, Navi Mumbai on 18th April, 2009. The colorful cultural evening comprising of songs, dances, Jeng Bihu and Hoosari was enjoyed by a huge crowd. People enjoyed the community feast during the celebration.

Texas Rongali Bihu, a beautiful day in the beautiful Hill Country


The Assamese community of Houston,     Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin     celebrated Rongali Bihu with a daylong celebration in a beautiful Hill Country park with outdoor sports, ethnic food and snacks during the day, culminating in a colorful cultural function in the evening.

Assamese Community in UAE celebrates Rongali Bihu


The Assamese Community in the     United Arab Emirates (UAE) cel    ebrated Rongali Bihu on 10th April, a couple of days ahead of the actual festival, with traditional fervor and gaiety.

A record number of over 200 people gathered at the Metropolitan Palace Hotel Dubai for a cultural evening featuring popular guest artistes from Assam as we



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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