SILCHAR, January 9: Maharishi Vidya Mandir, a premier institute by Barak Valley, has organised a three day long book fair, first of its kind by any educatiol institute in Barak Valley. The fair, which is underway on the school premises, was iugurated on Thursday by the principal of the school Samita Dutta.
The fair is a part of annual Science and Art exhibition of the school. The two best models will be sent for the zol competition to be held in Guwahati on January 27–29.
Speaking at the event, Samita Dutta said that such competition and exhibition motivate the students to give their best. In the process, their thinking capabilities also get widened. She added to say that if the students continue to participate in such programmes, one day they will certainly become a good scientist. She underlined the importance of book fair and said that Internet can never become a substitute for books. She added that reading books not only enhance the knowledge of an individual but also one’s intellectual thoughts.
Expressing her concern over the declining reading habits especially among the youths, Samita Dutta said that the books have the ability to break the shackles of hatred and ill will. Books provide in–depth knowledge of a subject that sitting in front of a computer monitor cannot provide and thus all the guardians should motivate their children to read good books to acquire knowledge, she added.
Bireshwar Bhattacharjee, a teacher of the school, said that books are the fuels for education. “Knowledge has no bound and if anyone wants to acquire it, he has to read books,” he added. He said that the book fair is being organised by the School in association with Abahan, a leading book store of the town.
The exhibition involved the participation of more than 50 students from different classes of the School. The themes that were highlighted in the exhibition were pollution, sound effects and magnetism, source of history, save ture, disaster magement, role of media, among others.