TEZPUR, July 26 - At a time when there is a blame game that brilliant students born and brought up in the region after settling outside the state or abroad, forget their origins, talented people of the state are leaving no stone unturned to work for the good of their society and the student community of their native places.
These people like Amar Jyoti Saikia of Nagaon, who is presently the Principal Software Architect at Wissen Technology in Bengaluru, Manjit Nath from Goalpara presently working as the Deputy Head in National Skill Development Corporation in New Delhi, Nidarshana Saikia Das from Nagaon who is now in The Sustainable Indian Company in Hyderabad, Ankush Kuhar from Nagaon, a senior engineering manager, of Amazon in Washington, Anshuman Dutta from Gwuahati, a program manager in Global Brand & Creative, Cognizant Chennai and Kavita Jitani from Tinsukia, a Subject Matter Expert for Anti-trust at Flipkart in Bengaluru are working as core members of a student-serving organisation �Xomidhan�.
Other members of Xomidhan include Dr Pranjal Kalita, Chief Counsellor, Vivekananda Civil Service Academy in Gwauahati, Dr Nabanita Borah from Tezpur, a Science Communicator and Researcher; Adjunct Faculty in National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru and presently settled in Seoul, South Korea, Manjil P Saikia from Tezpur, a Research Associate, Cardiff University, in United Kingdom, Partha Pratim Mishra from Nalbari, a researcher in National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado in Denver, Colorado, USA, Dr Bidyut Bikash Goswami from Tezpur, a Research Professor, Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, Kangkan Thakuria from Dhalaibil, Sonitpur a consultant, Deloitte in Gurgaon and Sanjay Deka from Mangaldai, Darrang studying in IIMC, Aizawl, English Journalism.
These people with brilliant academic careers who amidst their busy work schedule in different frontline organisations of the country and abroad. Among these members Dr Nabanita Borah, an original inhabitant of Tezpur Depota area and a rank holder (13th rank) of the 1999 matriculation batch who is presently working as science communicator and researcher in Seoul, South Korea in a telephonic conversation said that they have been running the non-profit organisation, serving the student community for one decade.
�On its 10th anniversary, Xomidhan is taking the next big leap to bridge the gap between willing donors and deserving students looking for scholarships. So far, we have six scholarships available on our platform (www.xomidhan.org) and we are working our best to open the window of opportunity for the students as well as the donors who wish to lend their helping hands,� Dr Nabanita Borah said adding that Xomidhan focuses on solving the issues at hand faced by Assam and NE regions of India. This was the first of its kind in NE India when formed in 2010 by a group of enthusiasts.
Since inception, Xomidhan has been helping the student community through free online/offline career counselling, scholarship aggregating, career-related webinar organising etc., to name a few. During the recent lockdown situation, Xomidhan organised a series of Zoom live sessions where experts were invited to talk about a diverse range of career options involving volunteer counsellors from every parts of the world.
�The current scholarships available on Xomidhan Scholar Assist are Ashok Kuhar Scholarship for HS (passed) Science Students, Maheswar Nath Memorial Trust (Agia, Goalpara) scholarship for two HS (all stream) passed students from Government schools every year, Nakul Alaka Dutta (NAD) Scholarship for Girls in Science, Toppertalks � Dehi Ram Saikia Memorial Scholarship for HSLC passed student every year, Baruah-Hazarika Scholarship for HS (passed) Science Students, Gonit Sora Scholarships,� she mentioned adding that July 31 is the last date of applying for the above-mentioned scholarships by eligible candidates.
�Using these counselling avenues, Xomidhan has provided guidance and assisted close to 2500 students/young professionals over the last decade. Xomidhan has 273 approved counsellors to date spanning a wide range of career fields including but not limited to civil servants, scholars, lawyers, doctors, engineers, managers, artists, and teachers,� she maintained.