By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, April 2: Assam Governor P B Acharya has expressed deep concern over IIT Guwahati student Aniket Dileep Sarpate going missing from his hostel room on January 9, 2016; the burning of High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) answer scripts at Jorhat on March 4, 2016 and the death of AMCH fil year student Ranbir Raj Deka by falling from a protective iron-bar-less window on March 31, 2016.
In a statement issued to the press, the Governor said: “As these incidents send the wrong sigls, the authorities concerned should be more cautious.” He also suggested that severe action should be taken, as per the law, where and when found necessary, against the perpetrators of such acts where crimil intent is found to be involved.
In the answer script burning case, the Governor said that it is the uppermost duty of the authority concerned to ensure the highest degree of safety and security of both answer scripts and question papers as in these lie the prospects of the students.
Regarding the incidents of the missing student of IIT, Guwahati and the death of the student of AMCH, Dibrugarh, the Governor said that institutes of higher education should, in addition to laying emphasis to the educatiol curricula and educatiol standards, should also give great importance towards the welfare, well-being and safety and security of the students as such incidents not only affect the normal life of the institute but also adversely affect the morale of all the other students and earns a bad me for the institute concerned.
The Governor appealed to all concerned to put an end to the recurrence of such disturbing incidents by exercising greater control and safety. He also conveyed his deep condolences to the family members of the bereaved student.