A recap of Guwahati in 2018 in Photos
2018 has been an eventful year for Assam. The state has seen a lot of ups and downs and witnessed the brutal killing of two men at Karbi Anglong, and at the same time also saw Hima Das rise as a sports star in her own right. There were many such moments that marked 2018 as a historic year for Assam and here's a recap of the year, in photos:
A historic moment of the midnight press conference of NRC Assam to announce the 1st NRC draft
The much-awaited first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published with the names of 1.9 crore people out of the 3.29 crore total applicants in Assam recognizing them as legal Citizens of India. This was announced in a press conference at the intervening night of December 31 and January 1.
Protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
Members of various organisations protested against granting Indian citizenship to Hindu foreigners on the grounds that it will threaten the existence of indigenous people of Assam on the day the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) began its hearing.
Thousands of Guwahatians gather at Chandmari flyover to protest against the mob lynching of Abhi-Neel
Students and civil rights activists took out a massive protest rally in Guwahati against the killing of two men by a mob at Dokmoka, Karbi Anglong, Assam. Abhijeet Nath and Nilopal Das were suspected to be child abductors and their brutal murder was captured on camera. The nation was taken by a storm after this heinous incident.
Hima Das arrives in Guwahati to a rousing reception after winning gold in Asian Games
Sprint sensation Hima Das returned to her home state Assam to a rousing reception, following her exploits at the Asian Games. Prior to this, the ace sprinter had scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championship earlier this year, bringing laurels to Assam.
Assam Excise Department demolishes illegal liquor bottles with a roller
Excise Minister Parimal Suklabaidya took the lead in the ongoing state government’s crackdown against illegal liquor syndicate when he ordered to smash hundreds of liquor bottles under a road roller in Lokhra area on August 10.
NDRF carrying out a rescue operation after the North Guwahati boat drowning
A mechanized country boat carrying 40 passengers capsized in September. Seen here, three NDRF teams with nine boats, 11 deep divers, four deep diving sets, underwater communication set, underwater torch and other life-saving aids from the first battalion are carrying out the search operation.
Rima Das and her Village Rockstars team after the film was nominated for Oscars
Rima Das’s movie Village Rockstars was India’s nominee this year for the foreign film Oscar. It won over critics and the public alike. While it was out of the Oscar’s race after the first round, it continued making waves as it was picked by American Cinematheque, Los Angeles and Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, as part of their annual Oscar contender screenings.
Tallest National Flag at Gandhi Mandap
The national flag atop a 310-feet mast made of galvanized steel on Sarania hills near Gandhi Mandap was unfurled on the occasion of the country’s 72nd Independence Day. Guwahati Smart City Limited was entrusted to supervise the implementation of the project.
Guwahati's Binita Jain becomes first Crorepati in KBC 2018
Binita Jain, a resident of Guwahati became the first winner to take home Rs. 100,00,000 (1 Crore) in this season of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). A tutor and teacher by profession, Binita teaches at Namann Educations, Athgaon, Guwahati.
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli waves his bat towards Guwahati crowd after scoring a century at Barsapara Cricket Stadium
Virat Kohli celebrates his century during the first One Day International cricket match against West Indies, at ACA Cricket Stadium, Barsapara in Guwahati, Sunday, Oct 21, 2018.
Air show at Borjhar by Indian airforce to welcome the President of India
Ram Nath Kovind attended a special programme by the IAF at Borjhar with a colourful event featuring 118 helicopters.