GUWAHATI, April 2 - In compliance with the instructions of the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, the State Government has given a proposal to all Deputy Commissioners, Commissioners of Divisions and Subdivisional Officers to discontinue the practice of using plastic folders, stating that plastic is a non-biodegradable substance and its improper disposal causes many problems.
The State Government said in its directive that handmade paper has been globally acclaimed as an eco-friendly product for its non-toxic and biodegradable properties. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) propagates the use of handmade paper to safeguard the ecological balance of the earth. The use of handmade paper is, therefore, a philanthropic deed to uplift the living standards of rural artisans as well as a follow-up action for the Make in India campaign.
Hence, the State Government has requested use of handmade-paper folders and other stationery in all meetings, seminars and programmes in offices in place of plastic folders and other plastic stationery, to contribute towards safeguarding the ecological balance of the earth.
Golden jubilee of Gauhati Commerce College boys� hostel
GUWAHATI, April 2 - The Gauhati Commerce College, one of the pioneer institutions of Commerce, will celebrate the completion of the golden jubilee year of its boys� hostel. To ruminate on the 50 years of the hostel, an alumni hostel boarders� meet, will be held at 11 am on April 24 on the college premises. The organising committee of the golden jubilee committee of the hostel will also be formed on that day.
The participation of the alumni and others connected with the hostel have been requested.