Monday, March 26, 2012

Wild elephants invade Goghat -1 Block

With the setting Sun the Elephants are snapped by
 Arindam Niyogi, SDM of Arambagh at Goghat -1 Block.
A group of 25 wild elephants invaded Goghat -1 Block this morning and arrived Nakunda G.P for a short stay. One Manasa Roy had shown "heroism" by disturbing them. Instead of killing him, the elephants just pushed him aside resulting a minor leg injury. Block Development Officer Jayanta Mondal spared his car to admit Mr. Roy in a nearby hospital. Sub-divisional Magistrate Arindam Niyogi himself has been monitoring the situation in presence of the Forest Officer Mr. Chandrasekhar Mahato.

At about 11-50 p.m the wild animals has crossed the Goghat - 1 BDO office and marched towards Bhik das area. The Sub-divisional administration has tried its best to drive them away. But none is not sure about the nature of the apparently peaceful beasts. So, villagers would take care of themselves.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Vetiver grows well at Udna village

On the National Voters' Day (25 January) this year the Vetiver was planted by Srpriya Rengarajan, IAS, District Collector of Hooghly at Udna village for the first time in the history of West Bengal with a view to preventing soil erosion from the river embankment. Today a high level expert committee comprsing of Shantanoo Bhattacharyya, Hony. Director of the Eastern India Vetiver Network, Ramen Karmakar, Sub-divisional Officer of Irrigation and Suprabhat Chatterjee, WBCS (Exe), Block Development Officer of Khanakul -1 visited 400 mts long planted area and epxpressed satisfaction about the growth rate of the plant. Now toe line touching the river water will be managed by planting different types of  Ipomoeas which can be survived even when they are under water for weeks.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Science models enthral the inquisitive at Hetamchak

Do you have a mobile phone? Ok. Then start typing the toll free number as soon as you reach the main entrance of Science Exhibition inaugurated this evening at a very remote village namely Hetamchak of Pursurah Block under Hooghly district and prepare yourself for an astonishing experience that the gate is automatically being opened whenever you connected with your mobile network. Every network, be it BSNL, Vodafone, Uninor, Reliance, Airtel has its separate toll free number to open the gate. The chief scientist of this Exhibition, organized by the Hetamchak Pragati Sangha,  Mr. Tapaskumar Bera said that it is technically possible to open the gate anywhere from India without coming here. If we can think of its probable usefulness in our domestic life, the scope is immense, uttered a curious housewife previously getting worried to protect her valuable household gadgets.

Just crossing the main gate, a visitor will see a fountain the motion of which is responding by your own clapping.  Now, welcome to that living science laboratory. To start with one can see the evolution of sound system through models. It is followed by a display of a series of clay models revealing the journey of human being to the modern civilization.

Well, eager to have an experience of something funny?  No problem.  Just try your luck. Through a coin on a plate, wait for a few nano seconds, get a capsule dropped from the nearby tree, uncover the same and get “wise man’s advice” about your fortune / misfortune.  It is simply fascinating how the principle of science is being applied to give us fun.

Perhaps, most of us experienced that cricket match is often hampered due to rain. Had it been possible cover the whole stadium automatically as soon as the raining started, we would not be deprived of experiencing the uninterrupted tension per ball. A technology is fortunately here. A model has sliding roof. Water drops in a sensor, and the roof is automatically started closing the open air. Raining stops, the roof is now again open for abundant light. This technology may be applied to our residential flats also. To use the balcony both to be open and closed according our need, we can apply it.

These are not all. We mention a few. There are a lot more to be found out by you yourselves.  But the most interesting thing in this science exhibition which is being dedicated to the auspicious memory of the great Indian scientist Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy is that most of the apparatus used for preparing the models are taken from the domestic waste.  

The organizer, Hetamchak  Prgati Sangha has been organizing this exhibition for last 28 years without receiving any organizational help. This year the Sub-divisional Information & Cultural Office has extended its support with a view to getting people familiar with the incredible world of science & technology. Red Cross through its Arambagh Chapter helps the organizer to arrange Blood donation Camp as part of this exhibition. Seminar on scientific issues, campaign for literacy and cultural programmes are other things that may be experienced with.

This evening is being remembered by many, when Mr. Subhankar Sarkar, Deputy Magistrate inaugurated the exhibition in presence of Mr. Ashis Baran Samanta, Additional District Inspector of Schools (Secondary Education) and Mr. Bhaskar jyoti Bera, Sub-divisional Information & Cultural Officer of Arambagh.

Getting interested?  Fine.  Do arrive at Tarakeswar Railway Station (Eastern Railway). Catch a public vehicle moving towards “Dihibhurshut” or “Udaynarayanpur” and remember to drop yourself at “Hetamchak Primary School Stoppage”. Now you have arrived safely. Need further assistance? Then do not hesitate to call Mr. Sanjoy Adak, Secretary of the Hetamchak Pragati Sangha at +91 94345 03716.

But hurry up. The exhibition will end this year on 15 March.

Wish you an enlightened journey!!!!