GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that State government is committed to spearhead the intellectual, social and spiritual development of the children.
Speaking on the occasion of Children’s Day celebrations at the auditorium of District Library here today, Chief Minister Sonowal termed the day as very significant and said that the entire nation has geared up in celebrating a Day for the children who are the future of the country and nucleus of human resources. He said that without the development of the children, a state cannot progress. He, therefore, stated that his government is giving paramount importance for all round development of the children.
Chief Minister Sonowal also said, “Assam is rich in resources of all forms and it is the duty of the teachers and parents to lend capacity building of our children to help them to inculcate expertise to reap rich dividends of our resources”. He also said that every parent dreams of making his or her child great, so on the occasion of Children’s Day all should take a pledge to help the children to realize their full potentials. Since children constitute a sizeable chunk of human resources of the country, a conducive environment needs to be given to them so that they become good human being to expedite the development the country.
Sonowal also reiterated that a holistic development of a child encompassing the intellectual, social and spiritual facet is of vital importance.
Therefore, State government is on its foot to augur an environment for the all round development of the children. He also said that man is a social animal and people should shun the instinct of being too microscopic on their individual needs to remain as social animal. He also spared a word of caution to the parents and asked them to guide and monitor their children’s exposure to mobile phones. He also asked them to educate their children to use mobile phones for constructive purposes.
Paying tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru he said, “It will be great honour to the first Prime Minister if we can empower our children with good habits”. He also reiterated on the need of encouraging the children to plant saplings for pollution free, green and clean Assam and preserve the state rich nature.
Synchronising with the occasion Chief Minister Sonowal also handed over awards to the winners of different competitions held on the occasion. The programme was organized by Social Welfare Department in association with State Bal Bhawan.
Social Welfare Minister Pramila Rani Brahma who also spoke on the occasion touched on the history of Children’s Day and State government’s slew of measures for the development of the Children of the state.
Chairperson Assam State Commission for Women Chikimiki Talukdar, eminent artistes Ramen Baruah, Madhurima Chowdhury, Hirenya Deka, Director, Social Welfare Department Hemen Das and a host of dignitaries and children were present on the occasion.
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