5th Assam Forum GB conference on 4th February concluded productively. We had Professor Prodip Bhattachayya, Ex-Vice Chancellor of Tezpur University who gave a brief Inaugural lecture. The Executive Summary and a video record will appear in our Website in due course. After the conference, executive meeting followed and a new constitution has been adopted. We now have a Chairperson as Head of AFGB; but all AFGB activities will be conducted by Joint General Secretaries. The younger generation is slowly taking over, there is now a new Executive Committee. Second, from this year, there will be a nominal £10 membership fee payable now for the year 2017. The new Treasurer will no doubt contact the members. This will be my last communication to you as AFGB Chairman. Thank you, and best wishes to you all.
Assam Forum GB cordially invites you to a conference to be held at the London School of Economics on Saturday 13th September 2014 from 2PM till 5PM.
Two main topics will be discussed. The first topic is: “The perennial problem of flood and erosion in Assam”. There will be a presentation by Professors Arup Sarma and Rajib Bhattacharjya from IIT Guwahati via Skype. There will be two panelists: Dr. Rituparna Sarma and Dr. Lakshmi Das. Dr. Sarma will also present a brief on flood and erosion issues of Majuli prepared by Mr. Hemchandra Bhuyan, a local expert from Majuli. There then will be open discussions.
The second topic is: “Primary healthcare problems in Assam”. Brief presentations from three panelists: Dr. Tarun Chowdhury, Dr. Jayanta Sarma and Dr. Mitam Barooah will be followed by open discussions.
A third topic: “Poor governance and transparency in Assam” will be introduced by the Chairman, Dr. Jitendralal Borkakoti, and be followed by general discussion.
We will be grateful if you would participate and express your views on these burning issues.
Venue: Room NAB1.07, New Academic Building, London School of Economics & Political Science, 54 Lincoln’s Field, London WC2A3LJ (The nearest tube station is Holborn. Just two-minute walk to the venue).
There is no registration fee.
Light refreshment will be served from 1.30pm.
Please inform the Chairman of your attendance by 6th September.
Dr. Jitendralal Borkakoti
Chairman, Assam Forum of Great Britain
Assam Forum GB cordially invites you to a conference to be held at The London School of Economics (LSE) on Saturday 1st June 2013 (2pm – 5pm). Mr. Bill Rammell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire (previously the Minister of State at the Foreign Office), will deliver the Inaugural Lecture. Two main topics will be discussed. The first topic is: “Demographic invasion of Assam: the problems and solutions to the foreigners’ issue”. The discussion will be led by Dr. Jitendralal Borkakoti, followed by Ms. Smitana Saikia who will briefly analyse ethnic violence in Assam. The second topic is: “The perennial problem of flood and erosion in Assam”. The discussion will be led by Dr. Tarun Chowdhury, followed by Dr. Rituparna Sarma who will briefly analyse the Majuli erosion problem. We will be grateful if you would participate and express your views on these burning issues. Conference starts at 2pm preceded by light refreshment from 1.30pm
Venue: Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics & Political Science, 54 Lincoln’s Field, London WC2A 3LJ (Nearest tube station is Holborn)
We discuss the economic, social, political and cultural issues of Assam and submit suggested solutions and raise awareness among the Assamese community and the wider population of the UK of the ongoing concerns in Assam. We hold an annual conference on the burning issues of Assam, and also to organise seminars on urgent issues. We invite expert opinions on specific topics of Assam and facilitate the global Assamese diaspora to have a united voice on specific issues.