The Journey: One Year On

Nironkush Rick Das. London.

Fri 30 October 2009 marks a year since the day terrorist atrocities in Assam claimed hundreds of lives in the form of powerful explosives set off at several crowded places. Today also marks the day the JFA formed with a resolve to harness the many and varied talents of its members to contribute towards giving back hope and happiness to the people of Assam. From the start of Assam’s known history, hundreds of communities each with their own language or dialect, cuisine and lifestyle had lived side by side in perfect harmony. Cross-community marriages were common. Women took as much of a lead role as men in most walks of life. At the apex of this social harmony lay the key driving principle that people valued peace. Continue reading