From our Staff Correspondent
Dibrugarh, July 9: Thirty-three students hailing from financially weak backgrounds were handed over one time cash awards by the Brahmaputra Hospital Educational Welfare Society (BHEWS) in Dibrugarh on Sunday.
The trust has been awarding cash of Rs 5,000, a citation and medals to each of the students, coming from poor families, who have excelled in their HSLC examinations since the past four years. The beneficiaries this year were selected by a three-member committee constituted by the BHEWS from the Upper Assam districts of Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Sivasagar.
The former president of Axom Xahitya Xabha, Dr Nagen Saikia, Superintendent of Police, Arabinda Kalita, the head of the Orthopedic Department of Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dr Ranjit Kumar Barua, noted Gynecologist, Dr Dipak Neog, Assistant Professor of DHSK College, Dr Ananta Dutta and Assistant Secretary of All Assam Students’ Union, Rituparna Barua, in their speeches, emphasized that dedication, hard work, patience and determination were crucial for success.
Dr Saikia stated that the aim of education was to nurture good human beings. Addressing the gathering of parents, students and other leading citizens, he said that a man turns into machine if he fails to inculcate humanitarian traits. Expressing similar sentiment, the SP cited a number of success stories of meritorious students who belonged from rural areas and had minimal financial support from their parents.
Earlier, the Managing Director of the Brahmaputra Diagnostics and Hospital Limited, Hafizur Rahman, welcomed the guests, students and parents. The Professor of Education Department in Dibru College, Dr Runuma Sarma, anchored the programme and offered the vote of thanks.