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The Electronic Scientists and Engineers Society (ESES), Assam was founded in 1984 by eminent scientists and engineers as Late Prof. Paban Chandra Mahanta, the founder of the Department of Physics, Gauhati University and Late Prof. Debabrata Goswami, Principal, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati. This Society initially aimed at promotion of work culture in Electronic Science and Engineering, the most important fields of public interest. Later, the society had enlarged its scope of involvement to Scientists and Engineers of all allied disciplines. The ESES is a benevolent society surviving through donations and patronization of Scientists and Engineers.
The society also extends its activities to:

  1. To generate an active research environment in Electronics and Allied Fields by holding seminars, workshops and training programmes for young researchers, scientists and engineers (special reference to those from of the North East Region of India), where scopes are provided to them for presenting their research problems, and to share their ideas and thoughts with scientists/engineers of international reputes.

  2. To offer facilities to young person for acquiring knowledge in application of science and modern methods, to equip them for self employment and in profession.

  3. To offer necessary training to academically weak persons so that they are equipped with a particular skill suitable for employment in industrial and productive organizations.

  4. To educate and motivate young bright persons for using natural resources for setting up enterprises for meaningful livelihood.

  5. To create awareness to burning problems/ dissemination of knowledge in sciences so that output goes for the betterment of the society.

  6. To write books in Science and Engineering topics for benefits to the young student.

  7. To offer limited supports to the needy school students in their academic pursuits.
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President Message

Science is the Truth and only Truth & one is free to offer once scientific proclamation "through logic observations and knowledge". But in the days of Galileo a such proclamation even based on actual observation was dangerous though he had the audacity to tell the world that the Jupiter has four moons as the one the earth possesses. This was a very dangerous revelation to the wise and elites of the time. They refused to look through the telescope Galileo had discovered at the Jupiter. They told him that the contraption was a witch beset epitome of the Devil. Galileo's scientific experiments were referred as devilish acts to the court where his discoveries were stoutly condemned. Galileo was never killed or burnt alive, but many others who followed Galileo were not so lucky. But how we can think that superstitious practices as witch hunting or lynching of innocents still exists in the ambience of Rule of Law.?
It is sad but exists.
I may refer here to a few events :
Recently killing of two promising young lives at Dokmoka on 8 June of 2018 has evoked world- wide public anguish in words, writings and with lamps, but the loss inflicted by this most Unkindest act is too deep for any of the above expressions , for the event amounts to assassination of the earthly values. Personally, I suffered the misfortune of witnessing more than one such crime. The first was in 1947, when I was too young. The second tragedy occurred in 1973 on the eve of Daul Yatra that year, while my brother was moving from Golaghat to Numaligorh. On the midway, his car was stopped by an armed mob and attacked the vehicle with Dao and axe. When my brother came out in surprise and awe, he was immediately attacked by the mob with the same weapons and mercilessly hacked him down. Two days later he succumbed to the injuries. The incident evoked a wide public anguish and in response to the public reaction, the late honourable Chief Minister (CM) of the time, Sarat Chandra Singha had made a statement on the State Assembly floor. We were waiting with great expectations for justice in vain and we are still waiting for the justice. So, this story adds no more basic facts than the many others published from time to time, except that the anguish and loss suffered by the near and dear ones remain un-mitigated and the pains last for life.

  • Why this scourge on our society survives surreptitiously, evading the reach of law? When we focus on the evil events, the stealth track of acts of depravation, a demonic force will be visible. Most likely than not, It has a base of greed, of the rich powerful criminal interest, skilfully passed on for execution to the ignorant superstitious poor who live in fear of their Gods and Spirits and fear of loss of the little possessions they treasure. They cannot afford to reach the luxury of juridical provisions of the government. Therefore, they dispense their instant justice in their own ways at the first alarm signal. The cruelty apart, the 08/06 event was sophisticated and more effective in spreading message of their chilling acts of barbarism. Such acts are shown in war-crime videos by terrorists from the Middle East. The broadcast of disinformation on child-lifting through the electronic medium and subsequent spreading of more lies is an alarming development. Therefore, the demon of Dokmoka cannot be taken lightly. He has to be destroyed by the same tactics as his. As the ground work for his evil moves through electronic propaganda machines and his crime videos leave foot-prints of the accomplices and of his own track of the crime. He could be traced out.

On a broader perspective, a major source that might make a mob is bystanders at street corners, because they might be manipulated to be accomplice in demonic acts. The modus operandi of a demon in such cases are: He sniffs out a minor clash or an argument, would take part in the event pushing anger into allegations/arguments (often unfounded) such that it may make a mob, or make a kangaroo court such as we see in road accidents, or in case of discovery of a hapless stranger at a lonely place at odd hours. The public around such troubled spots would generally not come forward for help but, some may go for a smart pick of valuables from the victims or take a video of the violence or of his sufferings for (sadistic) pleasure or profit.
In most cases of street violence or accidents, a gathering of spectators is formed immediately, but there will be few Good Samaritan in it, perhaps for fear of the subsequent harsh legalities and (the old fear of) unfriendly Public-Police relations and a very lengthy ,costly judicial process. Though the cause for such fear has been removed by law, the old fear still persists. So, casualties of mob ire, or of accidents etc. are still seen stowed on the roadside and a survivor begs God for help, while the passing motorist or pedestrian hurries past looking the other way. Why the rulings of the Supreme Court (SC) and directives of the government in the above context have not received an over whelming public respect?
Here I must state how the SC, the Government, the Police and the Good Samaritan NGOs came into the process of adoption of guidelines for removal of this public fear. A landmark PIL was filed by the Save Life Foundation to the court in 2012. The Supreme Court (SC) issued a distinguished ruling on 29 Oct., 2014, directing guidelines to the government to offer honourable treatments to the Good Samaritans. In 2016(May 30), the SC approves the proposed guidelines of the Central Government on the matter. I do not know if the guidance provides sufficient incentive for people to come forward for helping victims, as also if the guidelines take the victims, the ones who help in enforcement of law and the villains in the purview on the problems of security and legal aspects. If not, it is very desirable that the guidelines be expanded for inclusion of these factors and providing effective teeth to the law for, ensuring quick deterrents. At this point, one might even ask a question about the law itself. Is the Roman law adequate enough to handle the events as of 08/06 or the events as video-graphing the plight of a hapless stranger in a remote place? Or, t o provide security to those who provide evidence of crimes? Sadly, the answer is No. All such events point to the fact that our legal system may not be adequate for providing an effective atmosphere of Law and Order in the society. I may refer to the event of 25 June, 2013 in Diphu where Jhankar Saikia was lynched in public (and said to be in presence of policemen). The bereaved family received compensation for the loss but no justice yet for killing of their son. The suspects are said to be at large on bail. It is also very significant that, in the period from June 28 to July 1 this year, there are reports of repetitions of Dokmoka-like killings: in Tripura (5 kills), Bhupal (1 kill) and Maharastra (5 kills) and torture of helpless women in Tezpur . In the meanwhile, public discussions on the 06/08 event continues unabated especially in the electronic media. It is shocking to see the ghastly video of the criminal act, frequently flashed on the screen while the discussion goes on. One wonders about the rationale of the flash- backs. Does it work against promotion of sadistic pleasure, or enhancement of the sad aspects of the event? Therefore, one may wonder if in the long race between the law and the Dokmoka demon, the later has outpaced the Law. For reversing this harsh truth, perhaps the law has to be strengthened as has been done in other countries. All of us dream for a day when at the call of any citizen in distress, to Emergency-100, the police arrives at the scene in three minutes and justice effected in a few month time.
The question of adequacy of Roman Law brings to my mind about the 1973 event and the statement of the then CM on the Assembly Floor. Why this momentus action of the CM was quietly laid to rest? If it was fallout of the Roman jurisprudence, application of this system needs a review. Because it raises questions as: Does the Dokmoka demon merit the same legal protections received by law abiding citizens? What kind of crime would forfeit ones security provided by the Indian Juridical? Is Outlaw a valid concept in modern perceptions? On this background it is to be noted that, after the Dokmoka crime the High Court has asked by a notice to the Assam government about the measures the government has been following for ensuring security of citizens in the state.
All such questions require an erudite discussion and debate. I therefore appeal to the Home department, Assam , that it may kindly revive the landmark process, the late honourable C M had initiated in 1973.The state Assembly may put an agendum on the Dokmoka 08/06 like incident and discuss the problems in their various aspects of ensuring security to the citizens.
I dream of the time when the state learns to respect its citizens.
Also I dream of a time when people understand that there will be opinions other than theirs and respect the other's view.
I wish to see a debate in the State Assembly and a meaningful bill passed by our legislature and name the "Emergency Response Act," and name it in respect to the memory of the victims.

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  • Electronic Scientists and Engineers Society (ESES): This Society founded in 1984, initially aimed at the promotion and dissemination of information in Electronic Science and Engineering, the most important areas of public interest. Subsequently, the society had enlarged its scope of involvement to other disciplines associated with the field of electronics and applied sciences. In efforts to disseminate knowledge in these fields, the ESES has also started publishing books of science relevant to the aims of the society. As a further promotion to its activities, the society has launched the International Journal of Electronics and Applied Research (IJEAR) in 2014. The journal publishes basic research articles related to the state of the art electronic circuits & systems and application-oriented research relevant to electronics, physics, and associated disciplines. The ESES has further extended its field of work to qualified Society-based services fulfilling the demands from many Institutes, Colleges, and also from Social circles. These activities cover multidimensional spheres with the major thrust on uplifting research activities mainly amongst young scientists and engineers of the country. Therefore, in pursuit of fulfilling these extended aims and objectives of the ESES, the programms of the Society in nutshell are:
    1) Uplifting of the Research Activities in the above-defined fields : (a) by holding yearly Society convention and National /International Seminars on specified research subjects and topics and (b) by arranging multifunctional activities at colleges and institutes as part of encouragements and supports for collaborative research programmes (c) by lunching its biannual journal the IJEAR.
    2) Enhancing technical skills on hardware and software. of students from schools and colleges by holding Academic Training workshops.
    3) Guiding in opening up of one’s own business of self-sustenance by arranging Interactive secessions between unemployed youths and entrepreneurs.
    4) Leading to self-employment schemes through vocationals training courses.
    5) Providing helping hands to needy ones during natural disasters and calamities through physical support or financial and material assistance.
    6) Creating a Platforms of recreation with aims (a) to establish a homogenous atmosphere amongst all the members of the Society and (b) to exhibit one's talent in any disciplines beyond the domains of Science & Engineering.
    The ESES since its inception is associated with Gauhati University the premier institute of the North-East part of India and it still maintains that status.