Kokrajhar to be developed as smart and science city, assures CM
From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, Oct 28: Children should use their mobile phones very carefully and in a controlled manner and this should be done in such a way that phones cannot negatively affect their studies and persol as well as family life, said Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal while addressing the valedictory session of the 25th State Level tiol Children’s Science Congress and silver jubilee celebration at Kokrajhar Government HS and MP School playground on Saturday.
Addressing a mammoth gathering on the concluding day of the Children Science Congress, Sonowal also urged the parents and teachers to be more careful when they allow their children to use phones. He also highlighted the importance of NCSC and encouraged the students to participate with zeal and enthusiasm in NCSC. Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, the Chief Minister told the child scientists that science was something which required a great deal of commitment. Stating that some of the scientists will become great scientists tomorrow, he said the world would be a better place to live in because of them.
He also thanked ASTEC, BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary, BTC authority and people of Kokrajhar for holding Children Science Congress here in a grand manner. At the same time, Sonowal further said that BTC headquarter Kokrajhar would be developed as smart and science city in near future. Soon a medical college will be set up here, he said, adding that a four-lane tiol highway along the Indo-Bhutan border stretching from Kokrajhar to Udalguri would be constructed and a proposal had already been sent to the Central Government in this regard.
He also appealed all to maintain peace and tranquility in the region because without peace, development could not take place, he said. He also underlined the various developmental projects taken by the State Government for the welfare of the people of Assam. BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary, deputy chief Kampa Borgoyari, State Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma, founder of NCSC, Dr. Aswini Kr. Baruah, Dr. AK Mishra and others attended the programme.
Around 251 projects from across the State were showcased in the four days of the science congress which started from October 25. Out of these, 26 projects have been selected for tiol Children Science Congress to be held at Science City, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. On the other hand, Rim Jhim Das from lbari and Tridip Tapaban Phukan from Charaideo bagged the Khagendra th Brahma State Child Scientist Award and Dr. Abani Ch. Goswami State Child Scientist Award respectively. The organizers also felicitated founder of NCSC, Dr. Aswini Kr. Baruah on the occasion. The Chief Minister handed over the awards and citations in presence of other invited guests and dignitaries.