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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 →
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.
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.
Several months on since the terror attacks of October 2008 in Assam, JFA’s Project 30th October is seeing fruition. History speaks of many a charitable attempt at Assam’s socio-economic woes nip itself after some initial gusto. But the JFA forged ahead: the donations collected were not in vain and are being used for what they were intended. Read to find out more.
Success tastes sweeter when everyone would have believed a low likelihood of it. Such is the feeling at the JFA as it executes the final acts of its charitable effort – a rehabilitation programme for survivors of the Assam bomb attacks of October 2008.
Caring for the old
Taking care of the elderly not only takes goodwill, but requires appropriate skills as well. Keeping this in mind, Just For Assam (JFA), an international working group, is embarking on a plan to sponsor career training courses for aspiring women who want a career specialising in care of the elderly.
Just over a year old, the JFA has already notched up a few laurels on its post. When the JFA arose as a working group in November 2008, its founding members set themselves a mission called Project 30th October. This was to be a rehabilitation programme for survivors of the devastating terrorist bombs that had ripped Assam apart the previous month.
The JFA has campaigned to raise funds for the cause and has since managed to make a significant difference in the lives of many stricken by the incident.
To generate a trained workforce for geriatric care and create employment opportunities for young girls with poor family background, Just For Assam (JFA) along with another voluntary organization will conduct a diploma course on geriatric care.
JFA is a group of volunteers based in Assam and abroad, that seeks to explore ways to contribute to the betterment Assam’s culturally diverse of people. “The demand for well-trained geriatric carers is increasing everywhere in the world, considering the fast and busy life of today, whereas, skilled care-givers are far fewer in number, considering the demand,” said Nironkush Rick Das of JFA. The group is short-listing the candidates who are willing to do the diploma course, which would be conducted under the supervision of Dr Deepali Kayal. Continue reading →
Video clippings from the London convention of the Gatherings on Oneness organised by the JFA. These were a series meetings organised in the aftermath of the bomb blasts in Assam on 30th October 2008. The London convention – at the Royal London Hotel, Marble Arch – was also the foundational meeting for the JFA through which the JFA formally announced its foundation to the world.
Video 1: Introduction – Dr. Vikram Sharma and Bublee (Sanchayita).
Video 2: The Terror Attacks on 30th October 2008 – Nironkush Rick Das.
Video 3: The Big Debate, an Open House where JFA members and the audience discussed Assam’s problems and how best to tackle them – All attendees.