GUWAHATI, Jan 11 � Friends 2011, a magazine published by the Assam Foundation of North America (AFNA) in collaboration with the Friends of Assam and Seven Sisters (FASS), was released at a function here today by renowned academician and former Vice-Chancellor of Dibrugarh University Prof Kulendu Pathak.
Releasing the magazine, Prof Pathak said that ideas are the most dominating factors in today�s world. The NE region of India has a lot of talented people with innovative ideas and this treasure of human resources should be developed to bring about a better future for the people of the region.
NRI Chandan Talukdar told the gathering at the function that the magazine was initially planned as an online one with stress on career avenues. There are materials also for the specially abled people, too, in the magazine. The Assam Foundation also offers a number of scholarships, in addition to the magazine, Talukdar said.
Resident editor of the magazine Jayanta Barman said that the magazine has been designed to benefit the students and the youths of the NE region. The materials for the magazine were sent by Ankur Bora from America through internet and these materials were then shaped into a printed magazine here, Barman said.
The function, presided over by senior journalist Haider Hussain, was addressed by FASS India Chapter president Shantikam Hazarika, Dr Prabodh Bora, Malati Bora and another resident editor of the magazine, Mafruja Hassan.