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Gogoi advocates for special initiative for school drop-outs and under-privileged students

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Guwahati, March 27: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said the State Government would take special initiatives to educate school drop outs and other under-privileged students by bringing them to the mainstream. Speaking at the concluding function of the ‘Sishu Samaroh’ organised on the occasion of Rongmela-2015 at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati today, Gogoi said the educatiol scerio of the state would not improve unless the under-privileged and school dropouts were not given right kind of education.

He further said, ‘the growth of the state in the field of education can not be expedited unless and until a sizeable section of under-privileged students continues to be lagging behind.’ He also reiterated, ‘the future of Assam rests on its children who are very talented and the state government is committed to providing top class education to its children to stimulate their growth and advancement.’ He also mentioned that because of the timely intervention of the government department to provide free text books, uniforms, mid-day meals drinking water and sanitary facilities the scerio of the state in the field of education underwent a tangible change.

Giving a thrust on a system of education which stimulates self-empowerment, Gogoi advocated for a school curriculum which inculcates entrepreneurial skills amongst its students. He also said that he would instruct the education department to take necessary steps to provide computers in the primary and upper primary schools to help the students to familiarise with computer driven education to encourage their further studies.

The three-day Sishu Samaroh which saw congregation of students from all over the state witnessed several programmes which essentially aimed at helping the students to hone and bloom their latent qualities. Additiol Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar Bora, Mission Director , Axom Sarba Siksha Abhijan Aru Rajoria, Commissioner-Secretary Elementary Education Preetom Saikia along with others were present at function.

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