54 teachers awarded on Teacher’s Day
GUWAHATI, Sept 5: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that State government is working sincerely to chart out lasting solutions to the problems faced by the teachers in Assam. He said that to enable education as a force-multiplier to state’s development, the outstanding problems faced by a section of teachers need to be solved.
Speaking at the “State Level Teachers’ Day” celebrations organized by the department of Education at Srimanta Sankaradeva International Auditorium here on Wednesday, Sonowal said, “Our Government is making an all out effort to resolve all the problems faced by the teaching fraternity of the state”. He at the same time appealed to the teachers to be patient and keep contributing to the development of the state.
Stating that the State government is striving for transforming the present system of education into smart education by putting in place the concepts and components like smart-students, smart-teachers, smart-class room and smart institutions, Sonowal said that his government has overhauled the entire system of education for all round development of the state. Calling upon the teachers to dedicate themselves for the qualitative facelift of education system in the state, Sonowal said that the government has introduced ‘Gunotsav’ to bring about qualitative transformation of education in the state.
Sonowal also stated State government’s plan to integrate sports in the curriculum of the education. Stating that education always encourages cooperation and not conflict, Sonowal emphasized that education should strengthen the bond of friendship and camaraderie.
Paying his rich tributes to the great soul like Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on whose birthday the nation celebrates Teachers’ Day, Sonowal said, “We should all emulate the life and philosophy of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and together with teachers and parents all should take the responsibility to bring in revolutionary changes in our society”.
Synchronizing with the occasion Sonowal conferred State Awards to 54 teachers in recognition to their contribution in the fields of education in the state. Of these 54 teachers, 10 head of the institutions were given commendation which includes citation, sarai, gamocha and Rs, 1 lakh for best performing schools. He also released souvenirs on the occasion.
Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya while speaking on the occasion said that since teachers play an impeccable role in churning huge pool of human resources and shaping their minds, they deserve special gratitude from the state. Stressing on the need of quality education in the state, Bhattacharya said that ‘Gunotsav’ which has so far been a huge success would again start in the month of October this year. Talking about the existing problems in education system in the state, the minister said that his ministry has directed to set up Grievance Redressal Cell in Primary, Secondary and Higher Education department to address all outstanding issues. He also said that every school would compulsorily hold parent-teacher interactive meeting to make education more responsive.
Former Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University Prof Alok Buragohian giving his speech on ‘Relevance of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s views on Teaching’ said that Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the second person after Swami Vivekananda to have presented Indian Philosophy before the world so emphatically.