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Sarma seeks cooperation for educatiol development

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 7: Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has admitted that Assam is lagging behind education, and cooperation from all stakeholders concerned is a must to bridge the gap.

The State Health Minister was speaking at the three-day academic conference of the All India Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organization (AIFUCTO) that began at District Library in the city today. The minister is the president of the organizing committee of the conference that is being held by the Assam College Teachers’ Association (ACTA). The first day of the conference was attended, among others, by AIFUCTO president Prof. Keshab Bhattacharya, ACTA president ren Changmai and AIFUCTO’s zol secretary Prof. M Lokendro Singh.

Sarma said: “I’ve been associated with education for around seven years. In this long association, what I’ve come to know is: Assam is lagging behind in education. What’s necessary now to bridge the gap is cooperation from all stakeholders – the people, the government and various organizations that have much to do with education. landa, Ujjain and Taxila are famous educatiol hubs of ancient India. If that standard of education are to be imparted in Assam, we need to develop the sector.”

State Assembly Speaker Ranjit Kumar Dass, who was the chief guest at the conference, hailed the AIFUCTO for holding such a conference in the State. Earlier, AIFUCTO president Prof. Keshab Bhattacharya delivered the iugural speech.

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