DERGAON, July 5 - Sensation prevails among teachers as well as residents of Furkating and Merapani areas after a woman teacher went missing while she was on her way to school from her house at Furkating in Golaghat district.
Mani Saikia, a 32-year-old assistant teacher of Merapani LP School went missing on Monday.
The teacher, who is the wife of Balin Saikia of Furkating Bahbari, went to her school as usual on that day, but did not return home. On Tuesday, her husband filed an FIR at the Furkating Police Outpost alleging that his wife has been kidnapped by unidentified miscreants.
Mani Saikia, the daughter of late Jogeswar Saikia and Jonaki Saikia of Kachamari Merapani, was known to be a simple woman. The couple have a nine-year-old son. Police are investigating the case but till now, there has been no trace of the woman.
Nilomoni Phukan study centre at DKD College: Kabi Nilomoni Phukan Adhyayan Kendra, a study centre named in honour of noted poet Nilomoni Phukan, was launched at the Naren Sarmah Library at DKD College recently.
Librarian Dr Jnyandeep Saikia said the centre was started following the will of the noted poet.
A total of 1700 books on arts, poetry etc., were donated to the library by the poet, while another 300 books will be donated later. There are some rare books that also include some composed, edited or compiled by the poet.
Book on community development: NGO Aashray will soon launch a publication wing Aashray Publication, and the first book to be published will be on multi-disciplinary research topics.
The book titled Community Development: The Way Forward to be published in August will cover issues related to community development. Journalist Sanjoy Kumar Hazarika will edit the book. Research scholars, students, teachers, academicians, social workers, writers etc., have been urged to contribute articles in English for the book. Research papers can be sent on or before July 20.