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Decision on botanical garden hailed


GUWAHATI, July 7 - Welcoming the State government�s decision to develop a botanical garden in the campus of the erstwhile Central Jail at Fancy Bazar, the Purvottar Marwari Sammelan has said that it was a timely and well-thought-out decision that would go a long way in maintaining the city�s ecological balance, besides providing some much-needed open space for the citizens, especially the elderly and the children.

�We welcome the State government�s move to develop a botanical garden at the jail site. The entire Fancy Bazar area is extremely congested and the botanical garden will infuse fresh life into the surroundings. Children and the elderly in particular will be the beneficiaries, as they will get some open space for relaxing and recreational activities,� Sammelan PRO Bikash Gupta said in a statement.

The Sammelan also appealed to the government to take steps to lessen the congestion at Fancy Bazar and to improve its chaotic civic conditions.

Week-long film appreciation course from July 22

GUWAHATI, July 7 - The Mrinal Kanti Das Foundation is coming up with a week-long film appreciation course from July 22 for all cine enthusiasts to help developing �film sense� for appreciating good cinema. The Foundation is a trust established in 2006 in the fond memory of ace filmmaker Mrinal Kanti Das. The trust has been conducting various activities to promote good cinema, culture, craft and other creative endeavours. The course aims at helping cine lovers derive a broad understanding of cinema by learning to read the medium in terms of its texts and sub-texts. The week-long course will be available for all cine lovers above 21 years of age. Keeping in mind the convenience of working professionals, the class timings are set from evening 5 pm to 8 pm.

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