GUWAHATI, June 11: The tradition of providing ranks to the students appearing in the HSLC and HS examination should be done away with, said the Vice Chancellor of the Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University (KKHSOU), Hitesh Deka. Deka was addressing the rank holders of the HSLC, Madrassa, HS examinations along with the heads of various institutes and the UPSC crackers in a felicitation programme at district library, Guwahati organized by the All Assam Students Union (AASU).
Terming the day as a day of hope, Deka said that the successful candidates we felicitated ten years ago have been now installed in various responsible positions in the bureaucracy and technocracy. Stating that the State hoped a lot upon them, Deka exclaimed that a share of the fund flows from the Centre goes to their pocket. He also questioned as to why they take resort of corruption. He observed that an ignited mind to do something innovative still lacks in Assam. He also questioned as to why the toppers do not want to become a teacher. “The AASU should also organize an inspiring programme for those who cannot shine in the HS and the HSLC examination”, he added. In the mean time, Deka said that the lynching of two promising youths at Karbi Anglong recently has saddened whole of the state.
Attending the felicitation programme, Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) Director, Dr Narayan Chandra Talukdar said, “We need more scientific institutions to change our society. Increased numbers of scientific institutions will help us in honing a larger human as well as natural resources of the region”. Talukdar applauded the Assam Accord reasoning that it brought scientific institution like Guwahati IIT which has become a centre of excellence for scientific research and development. “Acquire as much knowledge as you can but keep you feet in the home land and work for the region to boost scientific breakthrough,” Talukdar urged the students.
Reiterating to maintain quality education and appealing to create avenues for employment, AASU President Dipanka Kumar Nath said that the series of anomalies resulted in the HS examination has dispirited the students and the parents as well. “The negligence in part of the AHSEC should be investigated by the CID or by the Chief Minister’s Vigilance Cell. Moreover, the appointments at the Universities should also be brought under the purview of the investigation,” said Nath. The general secretary of AASU, Lurinjyoti Gogoi shared that the objective of the felicitation was to bring harmony and prosperity to the state. He hoped that the rank holders who shined in various examinations would lead the future generation.
Chief Advisor of the AASU, Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya while taking a dig on the anomalies of the SEBA and AHSEC, said, “Students were compelled to fear whether they would get their admit cards right before the exam or not, or if the question paper is leaked”. It is high time that the SEBA and AHSEC should reform itself. Stating that the students from economically under privileged families should not feel hindrance in pursuing their higher education, Bhattacharya said, “AASU will always stand in solidarity with these students to let fulfill their dream.”
Commenting on the recent incident of lynching two youths at Karbi Anglong district, Bhattacharya said that the murderer should be conferred stringent punishment whatever community they may belong to. He alleged that the state government has been failing in shunning the superstition from different corners of the state. During the programme, as many as 37 rank holders of HSLC, 3 of H Madrassa, 13 rank holders of HS (Arts), 20 rank holders of HS (Science), 17 rank holders of HS (Commerce) besides 62 Teachers and 9 UPSC crackers were felicitated. Meanwhile, the august gathering observed a one minute silent prayer wearing black badge as a mark of symbolic protest against the recent lynching of two youths at Karbi Anglong.