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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

‘Tribune has established a glorious tradition’ - Sanjoy Kr Hazarika

DERGAON, Sept 30 – “The Assam Tribune has created history and established a glorious tradition in the field of journalism. With the impartial news and social issues it is the voice of North East in general and voice of Assam in particular. And on the first day of its 71st year of glorious existence we expect it always to be.” This was stated by noted litterateur Prafulla Ch Bora while congratulating the family of The Assam Tribune here today. Along with him several persons here have congratulated The Assam Tribune the oldest English daily of North East here on its glorious completion of 70 years.

Congratulating The Assam Tribune, Nilo Padma Phukan retired principal of DKD College as well as writer opined that the paper is complete in all respects. The news carried in is impartial and it deals with all the issues in time with a nationalistic aim. As a reader from his childhood, Phukan is satisfied with the development of the paper. He also suggested that more international news should be covered with more pages. He was also of the view that the paper will be a good national daily if more intellectual subject matter is carried in the paper as the other dailies have.

Dr Choudhuri Nath Saikia, retired scientist of NEIST and a resident of Dergaon opined that being a regular reader of the paper he believed that the paper is at par with leading national dailies. He is satisfied with the coverage of the news items of the area as they are well authenticated without exaggeration and bias.

Dr Mridul Dutta, a senior lecturer of JB College and a resident of Dergaon opined that as a regular reader since 1978 he finds the development of the paper satisfactory. The paper reflects all the issues and the local coverage of Dergaon is also good.

Gunin Sarmah, the HoD Assamese DKD College and the co-ordinator of IGNOU study centre as well as a regular reader since December 1975 opined that the paper is a faithful daily free from all political pressure.

Guna Sarmah Baruah, the principal of Dergaon Higher Secondary School who is also a regular reader of the daily since 1970 opined that the paper is complete in all respects. He also congratulated the paper as it has created a habit of reading English daily along with Assamese. He also stresses on wide coverage of local news.

Dr Jnandip Saikia, the librarian of DKD College opined that The Assam Tribune is a perfect and complete English daily.

Dr Rajib Barthakur, the HoD DKD College opined that the paper is a complete and favourite daily. Being a regular reader he feels that the paper with its impartiality will have a long life. The paper is an authentic source of news, he felt.

Dhiren Gogoi, Forest Beat Officer, Dergaon has congratulated the paper and opined that truthfulness and authentic news can be found only in this paper.

Dr Sariff Ullah, Narendra Prasad Barthakur, Jyoti Sarmah Barthakur, Tapan Kumar Mahanta, Rajib Hazarika, Padum Rajbongshi, Indu Bhusan Mahanta, Dipak Kr Jain etc. among others have also congratulated the paper on completing 70 years. ASSAM TRIBUNE

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