Silchar, Feb 22: Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Education Minister, is at the receiving end following the alleged reports of leaking of HSLC question papers of Social Science and Assamese. The members of All India Democratic Students’ Organization (AIDSO), Cachar district committee, took out a protest rally, moved across Silchar and converged before the statute of Khudiram Bose at Club Road of this town, last Tuesday. They also burnt the effigy of the state education minister protesting the leakage of both Assamese and Social Studies question papers. AIDSO has severely condemned it by stating that such discrepancies have been crippling the education system. It should be mentioned here that Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has denied any sort of leakage in the question papers of the examition. He said that he has fallen victim to a ‘media-concocted’ perception and would resign as Education Minister if reports were proved true.
This is but a recurring phenomenon, which has been badly affecting the education system. This incident has been continuing to occur year after year. AIDSO is of the opinion that the reason behind the leakage of these two papers is ignorance and negligence on the part of the officials of SEBA. AIDSO has also stated it in a press-release that Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma proclaimed there would be no discrepancies regarding the examition and that some drastic changes would be made in the education system. But such unpleasant incidents have proved otherwise and his proclamations seem mere tall talks. As usual, as a last resort, the examition dates have been changed.
Rescheduling of examition dates affects the performance level of the students. AIDSO activists have demanded that proper conduct of examition and such indifferent attitude of the SEBA officials should be changed and ensure safe and smooth conduction of the examitions. Of lately, SEBA has been receiving a lot of brickbats for improper conduction of HSLC/AHM examitions. Among other members present during the protest demonstration included, Prashanta Bhattacharjee, Pallab Bhattacharjee, Swagata Bhattacharjee, Gaur Chandra Das. This information has been shared at a press-release by Tapan Lal Das. Following the leakage of the two papers, former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has also taken a dig at Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma and said that he has failed to keep his promise of bringing a sea change in the education system. The former Chief Minister was attending a meeting in Golaghat, last Monday.