A distinguished and dearest son of Bajali, Chandra Mohan Sarma, a retired able education officer of the Assam State Education Service, passed away in the wee hour of March 16 last in a private hospital in Guwahati.
Born in 1934, Sarma started his career as a planning officer in the Directorate of Public Instruction, Assam. Thereafter, he was promoted to the rank of a statistical officer in the same department. In 1968, the Government of Assam elevated him as a planning officer of the Elementary and Secondary Education, Assam. In the same year, he had a chance to participate in the meeting of the Planning Commission of the State Education as the lone representative from Assam held in New Delhi. He could highlight the educatiol planning of the Secondary Education of the State and earned high acclaim.
Right from 1974, he was a member of the 'Schematic Action Calendar Committee' of the Education Department and held its membership for several years. He was also given an additiol charge of the officer-in-charge of the Minority Human Welfare Cell, Assam which he continued for several years.
For some years he served as an assistant director and joint director of Secondary Education, Assam. Prior to these appointments, he served as Inspector of Schools of Kamrup and Karimganj districts. In 1995, he retired from service as the Additiol Director of Secondary Education, Assam. During his service life he earned fame as a very honest, sincere, punctual, selfless, soft-spoken and disciplined officer.
From 2000 for about 15 years at a stretch he served with credit as the vice-president and later as president of the rcotic & Intoxicating Drugs Prohibition Board, Assam. He also held the presidentship of Dimoriya College, Bajali College and Dispur College governing bodies and tried his best to introduce quality education.
Permanently settled in yanpur, Guwahati, Sarma led a life of simple living and high thinking. He continued devoting his post retirement time and energy in the services of his fellowmen. His socio-religious and academic services would always be remembered. His death has caused a great void and an era has come to an end.
On his Adya Sraddha today I pray the Almighty for the eterl peace of his departed soul.
—Dr Karu Mohan Sarmah