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Children's Day celebrated across State

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TANGLA, Nov 14: Children’s Day was celebrated with much enthusiasm at Don Bosco High School, Tangla on Tuesday. The celebration began with a chorus by the teachers. In his welcome speech, Fr. Ranjit Xalxo said that children were nation builders and the strength of the society. A host of entertainment programmes, which included dance, song and drama, were held.
In his short speech, Fr. Marcus Lakra called upon the students to imbibe the ideals of the patron-saint John Bosco, the 19th century Roman Catholic priest. “There are millions of children who are deprived of basic amenities, only the betterment and uplift of children will make a country better,” he said.
UDALGURI:  Children’s Day was observed at Udalguri with a great enthusiasm. An essay competition was organized among students from Class VI to Class XII in schools. The theme of the essay was ‘Helping the friend with special need in your classroom’. The students enthusiastically took part in the essay-writing competition at Harisinga HS School. Simson Daimary, the Principal of the school, spoke about the life of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to the students. The school students performed Bodo and Xattriya dance. The participants of Gyanjyoti programme in Guwahati from the school were given a certificate each by the Principal.
 TEZPUR: To celebrate the essence of childhood, IMA Spouse Wing, Tezpur celebrated Children’s Day here at IMA House premises, Tezpur with pomp and gaiety. The celebration was undertaken in presence of nearly 100 children from different schools of Tezpur. The highlight of the programme was the play based on environment and child labour titled Pratigya which was written and directed by Dip Kumar Kalita and staged by children. The programme was attended by many dignitaries, including Jaya Bhuyan, president, Joyshree Bhuyan, convener, and Sarika Sarmah, co-convener of IMA Spouse Wing, Tezpur.
KALAIGAON: Children’s Day was celebrated with paintings on the wall of Kalaigaon Revenue Circle office. Biraj Barua, Circle Officer of Kalaigaon revenue circle, inaugurated paintings on walls early on Tuesday morning. Several noted persons like Maujadar Kamal Prashad Sarma, social worker Debanjan Shinha along with the office staff of Kalaigaon revenue circle were present.
DEMOW: Children’s Day was celebrated on Tuesday in Demow Hem Chandra Borgohain Model English School with a day-long programme. The programme started with the ceremonial lamp being lit before the portrait of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru by Ranju Phukan, Principal of Hem Chandra Borgohain Model English School. Indra Gogoi, secretary of school governing body as well as teacher of Hem Chandra Borgohain Model English School, spoke about Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and encouraged the students to follow his footsteps.
 DHUBRI: A group on social media, Bharatiyam celebrated its third foundation day and Children’s Day two days ago on Sunday at Auxilium Ashalaya, Krishnagar, Chandmari with its team members from Guwahati and Dhubri. The programme was started with lighting of candles by all members, Sister Mary and  the children of Ashalaya followed by cutting of cake and an art competition among all the children divided into three groups as per their age, Chiranjib Roy, a member of the social media group, said.
Golaghat (Dhekial):  A Facebook group named ‘Golaghat Diary’ observed Children’s Day by distributing tree saplings among people in Golaghat town.   The president and secretary of the group, Priyamjyoti Das and Madhurjya Kalita, said that on the occasion of Children’s Day, the members of the group held an art competition among the children at Prayash Academy. The members of the group paid rich tribute to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
 TAMULPUR: Children’s Day was celebrated with a colourful programme by Khatarbari High School at Nagrijuli under Tamulpur subdivision in the district of Baksa. A meeting was held in the auditorium of the school which was presided over by Jiten Boro, president of teachers’ unit of the school. Headmaster Subhash Chandra Das, Hirendra Narzary along with other teachers and workers addressed the students and explained the significance of celebration of Children’s Day.
Biswanath Chariali: A plantation drive was carried out by Arohan, a multi-purpose development and cultural society of Halem in Biswanath district, in the premises of four schools under Halem mouza, namely Swahid Mukunda Kakati High School, Morning Star High School, Halem LP School and Misamari LP School, on the occasion of Children’s Day. A good number of dignitaries, including Jadav Chaliha, Dinesh KC, Mahesh Sharma, Prabin Saika, Gayatri Mahanta, Banti Goswami and Mantul Mahanta were present on the occasion.
Doomdooma: Children’s Day was observed at Learners High School, Rupaisiding, about 3 km away from here. Commanding Officer (CO), 63 Assam Girls Battalion, NCC, attended as chief guest. In the beginning, Director-cum-Principal, Verghese Panjikaran explained the significance of the day to the students.  Children’s Day was also observed at Kordoiguri Girls’ ME School.
MANGALDAI: Sadou Asom Moina Parizat , a pioneer voluntary organization for the all-round development of the children of the State, centrally  celebrated the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as Children’s Day with active cooperation of the Mangaldai Zila Moina Parizat  with a day-long programme here at district library auditorium and Mangaldai Zila Moija Parizat office premises.
The celebration also featured an open interaction of the participating children with popular cine actor and chairman of Assam Film Finance Development Corporation, Jatin Bora. Taking part in the interaction, Jatin Bora replied to questions raised by inquisitive children participants. It ended with the open meeting and the prize distribution ceremony which was attended by Minister for Water Resources and Science and Technology as well as the president of Sadou Asom Moina Parizat, Keshab Mahanta as the chief guest.