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Sonowal leads from the front in Gunotsav III

By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Jan 3: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal led from the front in conducting the third phase of Gunotsav that began on Wednesday. The 3-day evaluation of lower primary (LP) and upper primary (UP) schools will cover over 12 lakh students in 13 districts.
Taking part in Gunotsav Phase III, the Chief Minister visited No. 2 Sadar LP School in Majuli district and took stock of the internal evaluation done by teachers and inspected the infrastructure as well as cleanliness of the school.
Interacting with teachers and students of the school, Sonowal underlined the positive environment generated in schools across the State following the earlier two phases of Gunotsav.
“The previous two phases of the Gunotsav have immensely contributed in improving the academic environment in the State. It has given a major push in changing the mindset of teachers,” he claimed.
Stating that children are the future of the nation, the Chief Minister emphasised the role of teachers and parents in building their character and personality. He urged the teachers to generate awareness amongst students about the importance of environment and maintaining cleanliness for a healthy life. He also appreciated the cooperation extended by the people in the earlier two phases of the Gunotsav. 
Coinciding with the occasion, Sonowal also planted a sapling in the school campus. Majuli Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha and other officials of Education department were also present during the visit of the Chief Minister.
The 3-day Gunotsav Phase III will cover 12,37,922 students of 17,883 LP and UP schools across 13 districts – Baksa, Darrang, Biswanath, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Goalpara, Hojai, Karimganj, Majuli, Nalbari, Sonitpur, South Salmara and Mankachar.
While the Chief Minister took part on the inaugural day of Gunotsav Phase III in Majuli, other Ministers, MLAs and bureaucrats are also scheduled to visit various schools in the next couple of days. Earlier, two phases of Gunotsavs were conducted successfully in the State.