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Gunotsav gets underway in Darrang

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MANGALDAI, Jan 3: After changes of official schedule altogether for three times in November and December, Gunotsav, the programme for quality assessment of the academic as well as physical status of the primary standard government schools, got underway in Darrang district from Wednesday along with 12 other districts of the State in its third phase of the programme.
 The programme which has reportedly covered a total of 99,490 students from Class II to Class VIII under 1,280 primary schools of the district, has earned tremendous response from all corners of the academic section of the society, including students, teachers and guardians with the participation of average 95 per cent students on the first day against the speculation of a very low turnout due to successive changes of the date schedule.
 This was disclosed by Deputy Commissioner of Darrang Ashok Kr Barman while addressing mediapersons on Wednesday afternoon in his office chamber  in presence of Additional Deputy Commissioner in-charge of District Coordinator, SSA , Kalpana Deka and Inspector of Schools-cum-in charge District Elementary Education Officer (DEEO), Nagen Boro among others .
Speaking on the occasion, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kalpana Deka disclosed that a total of 517 government officials and college teachers from Kamrup (metro and rural) and  Udalguri districts, besides the home district Darrang, had been engaged as external evaluators in the district for this four-day long programme. Apart from these external evaluators, few special persons, which included senior IAS , IPS and IFS officers of the State Government, like Rajesh Prashad, Madan Ch Deka, Binod Kumar, AM Singh, Hirdes Mishra and Nitul Gogoi, besides all the  MLAs of the district, had also been given the special responsibility of external evaluators, the source added.