NAGAON, Dec 29 - For the first time an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) convention was held at Nagaon recently. The meet was organised by the District Health Committee.
The daylong programme was formally declared opened by Nagaon MLA Durlov Chamua by lighting a lamp.
Attending the convention as honourable guest, Nagaon DC Monalisha Goswami observed that the health of a home is in mother�s hands, so she has to look after the health of every member of the family keeping a healthy mental and physical balance among them.
Joint Director of Health Dr Atul Ch Pator, Additional Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Bijoya Dutta Borooah and all the officials of National Health Mission were present in the function.
The ASHAs presented several cultural items during the convention. Later, 11 ASHAs were felicitated in the function for their outstanding performances.
Protest: Muslim Students� Union of Assam observed a three-hour sit-in demonstration recently protesting against the �derogatory remarks� by working president of Hindu Mohasobha, Komolesh Tiwari, about Prophet Mahammad in Lucknow, earlier this month. The organisation also demanded capital punishment for Komolesh Tiwari.
Burning issues: Participating in an interactive session organised by Foreign Language Centre of Nagong College, German scholar and human rights activists Thaibault Emannual observed that at present the most alarming dangers prevailing over the States of India are the problems of bondage labourers and child and women trafficking.
He also laid stresses on the necessity of curbing cross-border tension between India and Pakistan. The German scholar expressed that his country is always against terrorism and he appealed to all the countries to respond positively to protect the environment.
College Principal Dr Sarat Borkotoki welcomed the guests and praised the Foreign Language Department for organising the session.
Number of teachers, including Vice-Principal Aparajita Tamuly Phukon, and students were present in the function.