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I am very happy to know that The Assam Tribune is celebrating its platinum jubilee year and I wish more such celebrations to this newspaper, which has been a pioneer in the media industry of Assam. I have been reading this newspaper since my childhood. As a child, I have grown up with The Assam Tribune and even today in the midst of my busy schedule, it is the only newspaper I read in the morning. It is my only link to the outside world as far as news is concerned, as I am not much of a television person. � Kopil Bora, Actor

The Assam Tribune newspaper is an asset for the people of Assam. Any feedback on this newspaper is incomplete without recalling the contributions of Singhapurush Radha Govinda Baruah, a multifaceted personality and farsighted leader. RG Baruah�s vision and his patriotism is still reflected in The Assam Tribune, which has always kept the interest of the Assamese people above all.

The Assam Tribune is considered as the most credible source of information about Assam and the North-east by the people outside the State. The balance of news, views and opinions make it the most endearing among the people having rational mindsets.

� Dhiren Baruah, president, Save Guwahati Build Guwahati

On behalf of my firm, I congratulate The Assam Tribune on completing 75 years of distinguished service to our nation. My firm has been associated with the group since 1984. We have seen the good days as of today, and the bad days such as the fire mishap in the establishment campus. We have seen the dedication and hard work of each and every staff of the group and I take the opportunity to thank each one of them.� Mausum Bharali, newspaper distributor, Dibrugarh

People of Assam are grateful to The Assam Tribune and the Assam Tribune Group of Newspapers for their role in leading the community and the State as a whole, especially during the trials and tribulations. In the hours of crisis, the people of Assam look up to The Assam Tribune for an acceptable solution. Since its inception, the Tribune group has stood for the cause of the people of the State and we hope and believe that it would continue to do so in the future.

Due to its credibility and unbiased news presentation, the people of Assam have put this newspaper on a high pedestal, and by sticking to the ethics of journalism, The Assam Tribune has kept that faith intact. � Dr Samujjal Bhattacharyya, Advisor, AASU

It is heartening to learn that The Assam Tribune is celebrating its platinum jubilee year. As a distributor of North and South Kamrup and Goalpara, I have been associated with this newspaper for more than 20 years and have witnessed the strong bond between this newspaper and its readers.

As a distributor, I have always realized that due to its dedicated service to the society and neutral outlook, The Assam Tribune and other publications of the group have won over loyal readers. This mutual trust is the outcome of decades of selfless service, and we feel proud to be associated with this newspaper. � Prafulla Kalita, newspaper distributor, Jalukbari, Guwahati

Celebrating its platinum jubilee year, The Assam Tribune acknowledges that maintaining high journalistic standards and serving the cause of the people of the region could not have been possible but for the unstinted support, goodwill and encouragement of its valued readers. As the newspaper embarks on a new path with 75 years of existence, we approached our readers from a cross section of the society to share their views on The Assam Tribune�s journey so far.

The Assam Tribune, the English daily committed to the cause of the land and the people of the North-east in the broader national perspective, and to the Press rules and media ethics, is a pride of Assam. It is also the mouthpiece of the people of this region. Founded by one of the makers of modern Assam, Radha Govinda Baruah, The Assam Tribune with its objective outlook and with a deep sense of patriotism running in its veins since the days of Hemchandra Baruah and Lakshminath Bezbaroa, has been standing for the cause of Assam at every step of its last 75 years of eventful and successful life. It has occupied a place in the minds and hearts of the people. I wish that The Assam Tribune continues its journey unabated to serve the nation in general and Assam in particular in the years to come.� Dr Nagen Saikia, litterateur

As I am sitting to write a few words on The Assam Tribune, I feel nostalgic. I was in the editorial desk for a short period � initially as a proof reader for about seven months and then as a junior sub-editor for six months after my graduation

I have a good number of anecdotes of those days in The Assam Tribune. I shall mention about only one. It was in the year 1954, when Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister came to Guwahati on an official tour. RG Baruah invited the Prime Minister to the Tribune campus for lunch. Nehru came and spent an hour in the Tribune building and had his lunch along with other VIPs including the Chief Minister, Bimala Prasad Chaliha.

Nehru came out with a beaming face and a cigarette in his lips tucked to a short pipe. He was putting one hand around RG�s shoulder and smiling perhaps over a word in a lighter vein. As they were proceeding to the nearby waiting car, I was standing just by the side of the car and was almost going to touch Nehru, but instinctively resisted my desire.

Another Prime Minister, Shri Modi is going to grace The Assam Tribune by inaugurating its platinum jubilee celebrations today. It is another great day! Long live The Assam Tribune! � Arun Sarma, noted playwright

The Assam Tribune remains an enduring symbol of reliable and authentic journalism in Assam over the decades, upholding in the process the interests of Assamese nationalism. Notwithstanding the fact that it is a private establishment, the people of Assam treat the entire Tribune establishment as their own. It has a glorious past, and it had successfully broke many news stories such as the Chinese aggression, rather its sinister agenda before the invasion. Even today, it has been maintaining the trend in real sense of the term by focussing on little-known but significant aspects in different spheres � something rarely done by other papers. � Prof Deven Dutta, public activist

I like The Assam Tribune for its lucid language and simplicity. Though my family was a regular subscriber of this newspaper, I switched to it nearly two years back, disgruntled with the contents of the news channels, I used to watch. Even in an old edition of the newspaper, I find something new to read, which is fascinating. With the online edition and android application available, The Assam Tribune has met my expectations. � Mrinmoyee Barman, Law student

The Assam Tribune is a traditional newspaper with a modern outlook, recording the changes which this region has experienced and witnessed over the years. It has enriched several generations with news, views and opinions thereby earning a distinct place in the realm of Indian newspaper industry. Rather than imposing its views on the reader, the newspaper presents the facts, a practice that is getting extinct in case of other media organisations. � Siddhartha Kalita, entrepreneur, Duliajan

We have been reading The Assam Tribune since our childhood and have developed a strong bonding with this newspaper since then. Apart from its neutral character, the most attractive facet of The Assam Tribune is that it caters to all the age groups and people with different tastes. Be it the �Letters to the Editor�, �People Speak� or the �Guwahati Mail� columns, or poetry and children�s supplement, it has generously allowed its readers to become a part of the newspaper. Even obituaries and tributes are carried on its different pages regularly, which is not very common for other English dailies. It is a complete package of news, articles, feedback and entertainment for the people of Assam and to some extent, people of the entire region. � Chandan Goswami, HoD, Communication and Journalism, Gauhati University

I am happy to know that The Assam Tribune has stepped into its platinum jubilee year. When I was in college, I realized that the advertisement in this newspaper catered to a large number of job seekers, and other than its news, views and other regular features, classified advertisements are of great help to the people in many ways. A paper like The Assam Tribune reminds us that maintaining objectivity in news is not impossible.

So far as covering issues like disability is concerned, I feel that The Assam Tribune has always come forward and has given adequate space to such issues. � Debashree Bhattacharya, Rehabilitation Officer, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped, Guwahati

Maintaining impartiality is the biggest strength of The Assam Tribune and the readers have appropriately rewarded the newspapers for that. The Assam Tribune does not cater to only one section of any class or community. It stands for what is right and maintains a safe distance from sensationalism. I wish all the success to this newspaper in the future. � Dr Hitesh Baruah, MD and CEO, NEMCARE Hospital

I remember how as a school student in 1964, I could read The Assam Tribune without frequent reference to the Anglo Assamese dictionary in contrast to reading the Illustrated Weekly or The Statesman. Reports and articles published were comprehensible to me because of the simple language and the art of reporting despite the fact that in those days, the newspaper could not provide us an extensive coverage of national and international events due to the lack of necessary infrastructure. However, with the present IT boom, The Assam Tribune today is as good as any other reputed national daily so far as the coverage of national and international news is concerned. � Subodh Sharma, public activist

� Compiled by Mamata Mishra

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I am very happy to know that The Assam Tribune is celebrating its platinum jubilee year and I wish more such celebrations to this newspaper, which has been a pioneer in the media industry of Assam. I have been reading this newspaper since my childhood. As a child, I have grown up with The Assam Tribune and even today in the midst of my busy schedule, it is the only newspaper I read in the morning. It is my only link to the outside world as far as news is concerned, as I am not much of a television person. � Kopil Bora, Actor

The Assam Tribune newspaper is an asset for the people of Assam. Any feedback on this newspaper is incomplete without recalling the contributions of Singhapurush Radha Govinda Baruah, a multifaceted personality and farsighted leader. RG Baruah�s vision and his patriotism is still reflected in The Assam Tribune, which has always kept the interest of the Assamese people above all.

The Assam Tribune is considered as the most credible source of information about Assam and the North-east by the people outside the State. The balance of news, views and opinions make it the most endearing among the people having rational mindsets.

� Dhiren Baruah, president, Save Guwahati Build Guwahati

On behalf of my firm, I congratulate The Assam Tribune on completing 75 years of distinguished service to our nation. My firm has been associated with the group since 1984. We have seen the good days as of today, and the bad days such as the fire mishap in the establishment campus. We have seen the dedication and hard work of each and every staff of the group and I take the opportunity to thank each one of them.� Mausum Bharali, newspaper distributor, Dibrugarh

People of Assam are grateful to The Assam Tribune and the Assam Tribune Group of Newspapers for their role in leading the community and the State as a whole, especially during the trials and tribulations. In the hours of crisis, the people of Assam look up to The Assam Tribune for an acceptable solution. Since its inception, the Tribune group has stood for the cause of the people of the State and we hope and believe that it would continue to do so in the future.

Due to its credibility and unbiased news presentation, the people of Assam have put this newspaper on a high pedestal, and by sticking to the ethics of journalism, The Assam Tribune has kept that faith intact. � Dr Samujjal Bhattacharyya, Advisor, AASU

It is heartening to learn that The Assam Tribune is celebrating its platinum jubilee year. As a distributor of North and South Kamrup and Goalpara, I have been associated with this newspaper for more than 20 years and have witnessed the strong bond between this newspaper and its readers.

As a distributor, I have always realized that due to its dedicated service to the society and neutral outlook, The Assam Tribune and other publications of the group have won over loyal readers. This mutual trust is the outcome of decades of selfless service, and we feel proud to be associated with this newspaper. � Prafulla Kalita, newspaper distributor, Jalukbari, Guwahati

Celebrating its platinum jubilee year, The Assam Tribune acknowledges that maintaining high journalistic standards and serving the cause of the people of the region could not have been possible but for the unstinted support, goodwill and encouragement of its valued readers. As the newspaper embarks on a new path with 75 years of existence, we approached our readers from a cross section of the society to share their views on The Assam Tribune�s journey so far.

The Assam Tribune, the English daily committed to the cause of the land and the people of the North-east in the broader national perspective, and to the Press rules and media ethics, is a pride of Assam. It is also the mouthpiece of the people of this region. Founded by one of the makers of modern Assam, Radha Govinda Baruah, The Assam Tribune with its objective outlook and with a deep sense of patriotism running in its veins since the days of Hemchandra Baruah and Lakshminath Bezbaroa, has been standing for the cause of Assam at every step of its last 75 years of eventful and successful life. It has occupied a place in the minds and hearts of the people. I wish that The Assam Tribune continues its journey unabated to serve the nation in general and Assam in particular in the years to come.� Dr Nagen Saikia, litterateur

As I am sitting to write a few words on The Assam Tribune, I feel nostalgic. I was in the editorial desk for a short period � initially as a proof reader for about seven months and then as a junior sub-editor for six months after my graduation

I have a good number of anecdotes of those days in The Assam Tribune. I shall mention about only one. It was in the year 1954, when Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister came to Guwahati on an official tour. RG Baruah invited the Prime Minister to the Tribune campus for lunch. Nehru came and spent an hour in the Tribune building and had his lunch along with other VIPs including the Chief Minister, Bimala Prasad Chaliha.

Nehru came out with a beaming face and a cigarette in his lips tucked to a short pipe. He was putting one hand around RG�s shoulder and smiling perhaps over a word in a lighter vein. As they were proceeding to the nearby waiting car, I was standing just by the side of the car and was almost going to touch Nehru, but instinctively resisted my desire.

Another Prime Minister, Shri Modi is going to grace The Assam Tribune by inaugurating its platinum jubilee celebrations today. It is another great day! Long live The Assam Tribune! � Arun Sarma, noted playwright

The Assam Tribune remains an enduring symbol of reliable and authentic journalism in Assam over the decades, upholding in the process the interests of Assamese nationalism. Notwithstanding the fact that it is a private establishment, the people of Assam treat the entire Tribune establishment as their own. It has a glorious past, and it had successfully broke many news stories such as the Chinese aggression, rather its sinister agenda before the invasion. Even today, it has been maintaining the trend in real sense of the term by focussing on little-known but significant aspects in different spheres � something rarely done by other papers. � Prof Deven Dutta, public activist

I like The Assam Tribune for its lucid language and simplicity. Though my family was a regular subscriber of this newspaper, I switched to it nearly two years back, disgruntled with the contents of the news channels, I used to watch. Even in an old edition of the newspaper, I find something new to read, which is fascinating. With the online edition and android application available, The Assam Tribune has met my expectations. � Mrinmoyee Barman, Law student

The Assam Tribune is a traditional newspaper with a modern outlook, recording the changes which this region has experienced and witnessed over the years. It has enriched several generations with news, views and opinions thereby earning a distinct place in the realm of Indian newspaper industry. Rather than imposing its views on the reader, the newspaper presents the facts, a practice that is getting extinct in case of other media organisations. � Siddhartha Kalita, entrepreneur, Duliajan

We have been reading The Assam Tribune since our childhood and have developed a strong bonding with this newspaper since then. Apart from its neutral character, the most attractive facet of The Assam Tribune is that it caters to all the age groups and people with different tastes. Be it the �Letters to the Editor�, �People Speak� or the �Guwahati Mail� columns, or poetry and children�s supplement, it has generously allowed its readers to become a part of the newspaper. Even obituaries and tributes are carried on its different pages regularly, which is not very common for other English dailies. It is a complete package of news, articles, feedback and entertainment for the people of Assam and to some extent, people of the entire region. � Chandan Goswami, HoD, Communication and Journalism, Gauhati University

I am happy to know that The Assam Tribune has stepped into its platinum jubilee year. When I was in college, I realized that the advertisement in this newspaper catered to a large number of job seekers, and other than its news, views and other regular features, classified advertisements are of great help to the people in many ways. A paper like The Assam Tribune reminds us that maintaining objectivity in news is not impossible.

So far as covering issues like disability is concerned, I feel that The Assam Tribune has always come forward and has given adequate space to such issues. � Debashree Bhattacharya, Rehabilitation Officer, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped, Guwahati

Maintaining impartiality is the biggest strength of The Assam Tribune and the readers have appropriately rewarded the newspapers for that. The Assam Tribune does not cater to only one section of any class or community. It stands for what is right and maintains a safe distance from sensationalism. I wish all the success to this newspaper in the future. � Dr Hitesh Baruah, MD and CEO, NEMCARE Hospital

I remember how as a school student in 1964, I could read The Assam Tribune without frequent reference to the Anglo Assamese dictionary in contrast to reading the Illustrated Weekly or The Statesman. Reports and articles published were comprehensible to me because of the simple language and the art of reporting despite the fact that in those days, the newspaper could not provide us an extensive coverage of national and international events due to the lack of necessary infrastructure. However, with the present IT boom, The Assam Tribune today is as good as any other reputed national daily so far as the coverage of national and international news is concerned. � Subodh Sharma, public activist

� Compiled by Mamata Mishra

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