The Just Concluded 33rd Assam Convention in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Dr. Monoranjan Bezboruah, President, ASSNA

The just concluded 33rd Assam Convention in Calgary, Alberta, Canada was a great success.  The Assam Association of North America (AANA) was formed in Houston, TX in 1980, and since then each year the AANA has held the Assam Convention in different places/cities in Canada and in the United States.  During the Assam Convention, AANA holds its General Body Meeting (GBM), and its literary wing—the Asom Sahitya Sabha, North America Branch (ASSNA), and its non-profit wing, the Assam Foundation of North America (AFNA) also hold their respective GBM.  
Every two years, office bearers are elected anew, and this year, the AFNA had its new office bearers installed.  The Convention released AANA’s mouthpiece – the Luitor Pora Mississippi (LPM), a magazine organized by ASSNA and published for AANA during each Convention. AANA and ASSNA will have its new office bearers elected during the early part of next year and each organization will install its new officers during the GBMs in next Assam Convention, the 34th, to be held in Detroit, Michigan.
The Calgary Assamese community is profusely thanked by each attendee of the Convention for doing such a stupendous job!  The 33rd Assam Convention was a roaring success, as are the most of the Conventions.  The youth from Calgary, in particular, made us proud with their super-active participation, their dramas, skits, songs, and dancing made us also feel young again! They are striding both the cultures so well!  The food was superb, the arrangements were impeccable, and in each category, the Host Committee earned kudos from each of us.  
In each Assam Convention, we try to bring artistes from Assam.  Our goal is to offer the venue and the forum for our artists back home which otherwise might not be available, and in the process, we and our young generation get a glimpse of our progress and developments back home (in India), and the artistes too see as to who we are, and how we are maintaining our culture and heritage here!  This year’s artistes duo—Dikshu (Sarma) and Barnali (Kalita) –enthralled us!  We wish them a great future ahead, which of course, seems a certainty!  Our Best Wishes and Blessings are always with the young artistes of Assam!
Like in every other Assam Convention, this time too we felt a bit melancholy at the conclusion of the event.  It is a feeling like the Post-partum blue!  But, we feel cheerful again knowing the fact the Assam Convention for 2013 will soon be with us!

Invitation to Assam Convention 2012, June 30 – July 01, Calgary, Canada

Dear Friends,

From Wild Rose Country, The Host Committee of Assam Convention 2012 is delighted to invite you all to the 33rd Assam Convention to be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from June 30th to July 01st, 2012. We are looking forward to your wholesome participation. Come prepared to have a great time. With your dance, music and applause we strive to create the ambience of Assam’s traditions in joyous expressions of song, skit and dance. As we roll out the red carpet, we invite not only the Assamese Diaspora in North America, Europe and beyond, but our honored and loved ones visiting this country during that time.

We are planning an entrancing agenda for you. Renowned and upcoming performers, Bornali Kalita and Dikshu from Asom will be our featured artistes, along with our bevy of accomplished favorites, talented children and youth. The pitter patter of dancing feet and the lilting voices of performers will definitely ring in your ears for a long time. This is your annual opportunity to water your cultural roots, take pleasure in our rich heritage, nurture old friendships, and create memories.

We have arranged some exciting tours under Explore Rockies for Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Jasper etc. and details of various tours are indicated in the Convention Web Site. Deals with Major Airlines and Car Rental Companies are also arranged as indicated in the Web Site.

Once again we cordially invite all of you to the upcoming 33rd Assam Convention on June 30th and July 01, 2012 in Calgary, Alberta and convert it to a memorable vacation by explore the natural beauty, adventures, wild life in Canadian Rocky’s.

 

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HOST COMMITTEE,

33rd ASSAM CONVENTION 2012

Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

Calgary Invitation for Assam Convention 2012

Plan ahead and convert your next Assam Convention on June 30th and July 01, 2012 to be held in Calgary, Alberta to a memorable vacation. Explore the natural beauty, adventures, wild life in Canadian Rocky’s. Alberta is located in western Canada, bounded by the provinces of British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east, the Northwest Territories to the north, and the U.S. state of Montana to the south. Alberta is one of three Canadian provinces and territories to border only a single U.S. state (the others being New Brunswick and Yukon). It is also one of only two Canadian provinces that are landlocked (the other being Saskatchewan).Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta, is located just south of the centre of the province. Roughly 300 kilometres (190 mi) south of the capital is Calgary, Alberta's largest city, a major distribution, transportation hub as well as one of Canada's major commerce centres.

Calgary and Edmonton are the primary supply and service hub for Canada's oil sands and other northern resource industries. According to recent population estimates, these two metropolitan areas have now both exceeded 1 million people. Other municipalities in the province include Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Camrose, Lloydminster, Brooks, Wetaskiwin, Banff, Cold Lake, and Jasper.

As of January 1, 2009, Alberta's population is estimated to be 3,632,483. This represents a yearly increase of approximately 91,251 persons (or 2.58% growth) for the twelve months ending January 1, 2008. Source: Alberta Finance.

Visitors to Alberta are often struck by the wide-open space—the mountains, pristine lakes and sweeping prairie. That space, perhaps, shapes how we live—with plenty of room to reach for our dreams. Albertans enjoy a stable economy, no provincial sales tax, a world-class education system and excellent public health care. The air and water are clean, parks and green spaces are abundant; in addition to plenty of sports and recreation opportunities, there are many arts and culture activities to enjoy.

Some favorite summer adventures to enjoy in Alberta:
Hiking, Golfing, Rafting, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Fishing

 

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