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Posts not necessarily tied down to a specific JFA project. Greetings, communications or musings about life in general.

Today marks our Fifth Anniversary | আজি আমাৰ পঞ্চম বার্ষিকী

30 November, 2008. This was the day when a resolute group of friends got together and founded the JFA. In January of 2010, JFA attained Registered Charity status in the United Kingdom, where it is based.

Today, on our 5th Foundation Day, the Steering Committee reaffirms its pledge to continue working on socio-political and cultural matters related to Assam. In this regard, the Committee counts on the continued blessings of JFA’s well-wishers.

Hail Mother Assam  –  জই আই অসম ।

ওজাপালি, দৰং [Wzapali, Dorong] - Oja-pali, Darrang
ওজাপালি, দৰং [Wzapali, Dorong] – Oja-pali, Darrang.
Yours truly,

The Steering Committee.

Welcome | স্বাগতম

Hello and welcome to our website. We hope that by reading the varied material on our website you will get to know our work better. If you have any questions or concerns on any of the material published on this website, please write to us (using the Contact page). Many thanks.

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Bhupen Hazarika’s Ashes Scattered on the Thames

By Nironkush Rick Das.

London, United Kingdom. At 2 pm on Friday, the 18th of November, the late Dr Bhupen Hazarika’s ashes were scattered on the Thames. Thus a part of Bhupen-da shall remain forever with the people of the United Kingdom. Click here to view a presentation from Enazoree Films, prepared by Bublee Goswami, co-founder of the JFA.

Previously, a congregation gathered at Lambeth Pier – opposite the Houses of Parliament – to pay respects to the great soul. The box containing the ashes was held up for all to view by Dr Karuna Sagar Das, while others offered flowers, lit incense sticks or stood with hands joined in veneration. A few senior citizens and representatives from Dr Hazarika’s family took the moment to say a few words on the great legend. Continue reading

The JFA Mourns Dr Bhupen Hazarika

By Nironkush Rick Das.

 

Bhupen Hazarika | ভূপেন হাজৰিকা | 08 Sep 1926 – 05 Nov 2011.

05 November, 2011. The JFA joins Assam and the world in mourning the demise of the great Dr Bhupen Hazarika. Bhupenda – as he was affectionately known in Assam – shaped the baseline for powerful modern music in Assam and set about a standard where meaningfulness and depth greatly mattered. Click the image to view a presentation from Enazoree Films prepared by Bublee Goswami, co-founder of the JFA. The loss of Dr Hazarika is irreplaceable and marks the end of an era of modern music whose simplicity had the amazing power of being able to rapidly move the masses.
Rest In Peace, Bhupenda. Generations to come will continue to be enriched by the legacy of your music. In deep reverence, from everyone at The JFA.

JFA Appeal: The Need for Quality Carers for the Elderly

Ankul Goswami laments the lack of qualified carers for the elderly in Assam, but is upbeat about how the JFA finds a positive way to help address the void and also benefit another cause in the same effort. The JFA is appealing to all for donations to help this cause. Editor Nironkush Rick Das elaborates on Ankul’s message.

Over the years many of us have left home to build a career elsewhere. Cities around the world have become our homes, but we continue to stay in touch with our parents. As we grow older (and hopefully wiser), our parents age even further and before long, we need to worry about their care. There are many among us with parents aged 70 years or more and they can begin to face an increasing number of challenges while going about living their daily lives. Suddenly, climbing that staircase becomes a mammoth task. A light fall causes a broken leg. You get the idea.

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TV Report on JFA by News Live – December 2009

News report in Oxomiya (Assamese): Assam’s premier 24 hour TV News Channel – News Live – reports on Just For Assam’s first year of success with Project 30th October – an initiative to rehabilitate some of the worst struck victims of the Assam terror attacks of 30th October, 2008. News Live also mentions of JFA’s other parallel ventures towards the social upliftment of Assam’s culturally diverse peoples. The report was broadcast on the 27th and 28th of December, 2009.

We do not have an English version of this video for which we apologise.

We hope you enjoyed watching this.

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

The Hindu: Youngest of blast victims dies – Article on a victim of the Terror Bombings of 30th October 2008

Dear Readers, we would like to share with you this incredibly touching article we found on The Hindu on Wednesday, the 05th November, 2008. This is about the youngest victim of the Assam Terror Bombings of 30 October, 2008.

 

Youngest of blast victims dies

By Sushanta Talukdar.

The 5-year-old girl celebrated her birthday recently.

Guwahati: Five-year-old Moromi (meaning Lovely in Assamese) barely started giving her final touches to a melting pot of culture that her Hindi-speaking father Sagar Sarma and Bengali-speaking mother Sunita Sarma were giving shape to, when the Sarmas gave her an Assamese name and admitted her in an Assamese medium school 10 months back. Sarma migrated from Samastipur in Bihar and married Sunita from Golokganj in lower Assam’s Dhubri district and the couple started nurturing a dream at a rented house in the city. Continue reading

World Press Coverage: 30th Oct 2008

Here is a compilation from representatives of the world press covering the incident of 30th October, 2008 in Assam. Please note, the JFA do not assume responsibility for the content of external websites, nor can guarantee their constant availability. Please use the Contact Us page to report any broken links and we will remove them. Thank you.

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