Bhaswati Khaund Goswami
Communications Officer, C-NES
I completed my masters in Ancient Indian History from Delhi University, India in 1991 and work as Communications Officer in the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research(C-NES). I am in charge of editing all reports, press releases from the organization and manage the organization’s website. I am member of the Programme Management Unit (PMU) of the organization. I liaise with corporates in fund raising and support for the organization. I co-edited a book, “Boat clinics of the Brahmaputra”.
I am a woman, a mother with two sons, (one of my sons is an engineer and my other son is doing his mechanical engineering) and a professional- trying to wear all three roles to the best of my ability. My husband is an entrepreneur.
I love writing, focusing mostly on human interest stories and travelogues. My work, which includes a health outreach programme in the remote Brahmaputra islands in my native Assam in North East India, gives me new perspective to my writings. Naturally traveling and observing new surroundings are a passion.
Breast Cancer is a leading cause of an increasing number of world population, yet the awareness to prevent its spread is sadly lacking, more so in a developing nation like ours.
The Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research(C-NES), was established in 2000 by eminent writer, journalist Sanjoy Hazarika as the Managing Trustee. C-NES was incorporated as a Trust on 7th January 2000 with Indian Registration Act under Trust Act 1882. The organization works in a number of areas including governance, health with special emphasis on women and child, environment, gender and livelihood issues, communications and regional cooperation. What drives the organization and its programmes is delivering people their birth right in the sphere of health, education and sanitation among others. The organization has been providing basic health care services to the flood vulnerable population living in the Brahmaputra islands, through specially developed boats popularly known as the "Ships of Hope in the valley of Floods" equipped with OPD, laboratories on board as well as pharmacies, to thirteen districts in Assam through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the National Health Mission (NHM), Government of Assam.The goal is to take sustained health care to lakhs of persons on the islands, for the first time since independence, with a special focus on women and children, who are the most vulnerable in difficult conditions.
We can work together to spread breast cancer awareness in the areas where we work- among some of the most marginalized and vulnerable communities dwelling in the Brahmaputra river islands in Assam, India
Our website is: www.c-nes.org
Region: Assam, India