Silchar, June 13: The rank holders of High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) and Higher Secondary (HS) examinations from Barak Valley were felicitated by All Cachar-Karimganj-Hailakandi Students Association (ACKHSA) at its student’s felicitation programme which was held at Gandhi Bhawan, Park road, Silchar on Wednesday. ACKHSA has been felicitating rank holders for the last 10 years and this year it was no exception. The programme presided over by educationist and teacher A Churamoni Singha of Gurucharan College, Silchar, began at around 11 in the morning. The rank holders felicitated by ACKHSA were Swapnanil Bhattacharjee, Prithwiray Dey, Sayan Paul, Kuntala Gupta, Yash Sarda and Md. Shakil Akhtar. Kuntala Gupta said, “Teenage is a time which is very sensitive and there are distractions all around. But we should concentrate on studies and also try to gather knowledge from sources outside textbooks and syllabus.” Dr Sourindra Kumar Bhattacharjee, educationist, former teacher at the Department of Commerce, Cachar College, Silchar said, “Students should remain rooted, grounded, humble and disciplined. One should not forget his or her roots, parents, native place and motherland. Being human is the first and foremost quality of a man.”
Dr Sourindra Kumar Bhattacharjee said, “Usually, students settling in aboard tend to forget their parents. It should not happen. They should serve, love and help all in need. They should be a boon to the society, an asset, not a liability. I congratulate all the rank holders and would advise them to serve their motherland and look after their parents.” Dr Biswatosh Choudhury, head, Department of Bengali, Assam University, Silchar, in his brilliant speech, pointed out how less marks are given in the Bengali subject.
“This is unbelievable. Some people still entertain the misconception that students should not be given higher marks in Bengali. On the other hand, students got 100 out of 100 in Assamese, but fewer students secured good marks in Bengali. Many students from this Valley would have found a place among the toppers if more marks had been given to them. Deserving students should get the marks they deserve. I wish all the rank holders a bright future.”