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We are happy to announce the final programme of the Assam Forum GB 7th Annual Conference to be held on Saturday, 08th September 2018 (1-4 pm) at New Academic Building, London School of Economics, London, which is 2-minutes walk from Holborn Tube Station. This year we have Honorable Member of Parliament, Mr. Kamakhya Prasad Tasa as the Plenary Speaker. Dr Dibyajyoti Mahanta, Dean K. K. Handique University, Guwahati, Assam will also share his experience with the audience.

The main session features several interesting talks. Tom Boyd, Social Anthropology PhD Candidate, University of Manchester will be speaking on his experience on Majuli followed by a brief Q&A and tea-break.

The session will resume with Pori Saikia, Essex University, speaking on 'Split Ergativity in Assamese' followed by Jilmil Baruah, Reading University, sharing her research on 'Seed-Borne Bacterial Endophytes: Their Transmission and Dynamics at Early Growth Stages of Rice', an important topic considering paddy-growing is the backbone of rural economy of Assam. Oushinar Nath of Oxford will then speak on 'Understanding as Knowing' followed by a brief presentation by Dr. Tarun Choudhury on 'The Brahmaputra Flood'.

At the end there will be an opportunity to interact with the speakers.

The event is free to attend however, seats are limited. We still have a few seats to fill, so, if you have not booked, please get in touch with us by emailing to Rituparna (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). We will be sending the final agenda and specific details of the venue by email to all the attendee nearer the time. We look forward to see you on the day.

On 28th October 2017, the Assam Forum of Great Britain, known popularly as AFGB, held its 6th Annual Conference at Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK. Presided over by the Chairperson of AFGB, Dr (Mrs) Neera Borkakoti, the conference kick-started with an introduction to Assam by little Master Anuron Bhuson Das (Niyor), who delivered the big message “Assam is a beautiful place and therefore, we need to keep it beautiful”.

Read more: Assam Forum GB 6th Annual Conference, Executive Summary

Dear Members,
Happy New Year! As you all know, the Mega Conference that was to be held at Kaziranga University was cancelled; and it is now upon us to hold a smaller 5th Conference. This will take place on Saturday 4th February 2017 at Jubilee Hall, YMCA Indian Students Hostel, 41 Fitzroy Square, W1T 6AQ, London, from 1pm to 5pm.
Lunch will be served at the beginning.
There will be also an hour-long meeting to elect a new Executive Committee. The topics for the conference are:
(a) "Sustainable Water Engineering: Where are we in Assam?" - Dr. Diganta B. Das, Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University 
(b) "Assam Healthcare Co-operative - New Approach to Citizen Led Healthcare" - Dr. Jayanta B. Sarma, Consultant, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
(c) "Revival of Rupsi Airport and its benefits"- Dr. Tarun K. Chowdhury, General Practitioner, Leicester (Rtd). 
There are limited seats at this Hall, so please let me know asap whether you can make it. This is needed also for catering purposes. I am copying this email also to a few people who are interested or who usually attend our conference.
Best wishes,
Jiten Borkakoti Chairman, AFGB.

Dear Member,

I am sorry to inform you that we have, in agreement with Kaziranga University (KU), cancelled the proposed AFGB Conference at KU. This is because we have received two email threats originating from London. The first IP address has been tracked to Harlesden area of London NW10; and the second email to Ealing, London W3 6UW. The purpose obviously was to scupper the conference.  It is now a Police matter. The emails came from somebody who knows our activities well who threw abusive insults, and pours pent-up bile and hatred specially on me. We are looking into the possibility if we can put together a conference in London at a relatively short notice. We will update you as soon as we are able to put together the event.

Best wishes, Jiten Borkakoti Chairman, Assam Forum GB

Assam Forum of Great Britain Assam Forum GB announces that the 5th Annual conference will be hosted by Kaziranga University, Jorhat, Assam. It will take place on 10th & 11th December 2016.

Conference topics include:

  1. Rural poverty in Assam, role of agriculture, horticulture and pisciculture;
  2. Flood control, erosion prevention and dams: safety vrs benefits;
  3. Management of water resources;
  4. Ethnic disharmony and Assamese identity.

Speakers:

  1. Prof. Madhurjya Bezbaruah (GU), Prof. K.M. Bujarbaruah (AAU), Prof. S. Borbora (IIT, Guwahati), Dr. Joydeep Baruah (OKD Institute Guwahati), Prof. Sanjay Kumar Das (ICAR Complex, Barapani), and Mr. Bidyananda Barkakoty (Vice-Chairman, Tea Board).
  2. Prof. Arup Sarma (IIT Guwahati), Prof. Chandan Mahanta (IIT Guwahati), and Dr. Rajib Bhattacharjya (IIT, Guwahati).
  3. Dr. Diganta Das (Loughborough University, UK).
  4. Prof. Nani Gopal Mahanta (GU), Ms. Smitana Saikia (King’s College, London).

If you wish to attend, please contact AFGB Chairman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Mission

We discuss the economic, social, political and cultural issues of Assam and submit suggested solutions to the concerned authority 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 organise seminars on specific issues from time to time. We invite expert opinions and facilitate the global Assamese diaspora to have a united voice on issues of importance.

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