MANGALDAI, May 9: “The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) should honour the long-felt demand raised by the people of Assam for introduction of the Assamese subject in the Kendriya Vidyalayas situated in the State and for that purpose teachers in Assamese subject should also be recruited as per the requirement,” said Union Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain while inaugurating the state-of-the-art new building of Kendriya Vidyalaya at Mangaldai on Wednesday.
He also expressed sharp concern over increasing practice of unwillingness to speak Assamese language by a section of students in English medium schools in the State. In his inaugural speech, Rajen Gohain also appreciated the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for constructing the well-designed building which would ensure the proper academic atmosphere in the school and appealed to all the students to build a strong character with the feeling of patriotism true to the sense. Significantly, the Union Minister of State refrained from making any political speech and confined his speech on the academic topics only. With a view to provide quality education with the dedicated staff, he also asked the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan to set up the Kendriya Vidyalayas in every district of the State. In his speech he suggested for opening up of double sections in every classes.
Mangaldai legislator Guru Jyoti Das and Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Barman also addressed the inaugural function. In his speech legislator, Guru Jyoti Das appealed to the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for opening up of the second Kendriya Vidyalaya in the district. Earlier, Joint Commissioner of KVS S Vijaya Kumar extended a hearty welcome to all the guests and the august audience while Deputy Commissioner of KVS Chandrapida Neelap offered the vote of thanks in the function well-anchored by senior teacher and singer Ruplikha Sarma.
The jubilant and enthusiastic students of KV, Mangaldai added more colour to the inaugural function with their mind-blowing performance of cultural programmes. A section of conscious guardians later submitted a memorandum to the senior officials of the KVS demanding the introduction of Assamese subjects in all the classes.
Deputy Commissioner of KVS Chandrapida Neelap in his speech appreciated the initiative of the Principal of School, M Suresh J Babu in bringing a total change in the academic atmosphere of the school with his dedicated service.