GUWAHATI, June 21: “Knowledge is power. Through education we can gain knowledge. Knowledge acquired through education can help us to attain proficiency,” said Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal at a function organized to felicitate the HSLC/HS rank holders and meritorious students at Majuli College Field at Doria in Garamur in Majuli subdivision today.
According to a press release, Sonowal said that the students have to play a pivotal role in getting a pride of place for Majuli in the world realm. “The students have to play a great role if Majuli has to obtain a powerful position in the world realm,” he said.
Sonowal exhorted upon the students to toil hard in their studies by burning midnight oil to become successful in life. “Success can be achieved only through hard work and steely determition. You can overcome all obstacles by dint of hard work and perseverance,” he said.
“Being born in a spiritual abode like Majuli there is enough scope for you to carve out a niche for yourselves. As Majuli has immense resources, it has enough potentialities too. The riverine island will shine if every family makes a mark in education, culture, spiritual and political spheres,” Sonowal said.
Sonowal said that teachers, parents and every segment of society would have to help the students in fulfilling their ambition in life. “If we all come forward to assist the students the question of failure does not arise. On our part, the State Government will do everything possible to help the students to excel in life,” he said.
The Chief Minister said that the Government is mulling the idea to set up an institute of excellence in Majuli. “Students of Majuli are deprived of good educatiol facilities. That is why we have mooted the idea to set up a good educatiol institute,” he said.
“Incentives to students have to continue. For that the State Government is committed. We have to give the students the much-needed impetus so that they become able citizens. Concerted efforts are needed to create a pool of human resources. Majuli’s 800 meritorious students are our assets and their energies must be channelized in the tion building process,” he said.
Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia, senior officials and prominent persolities were present on the occasion.