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DIBRUGARH, February 8: State Forest, Environment and Tea Tribes community welfare Minister Atuwa Munda , at a function held at the Dibrugarh Graham Bazar Girls’ High School, distributed laptops and citation under Anundoram Borooah Award, to 10 students out of 2613 who secured first division in HSLC and High Madrasa Examition in 2016.
The meeting, organized under the aegis of Dibrugarh district administration, was attended by the Deputy Commissioner, MS Manivann, former professor of Education Department, Dibru College, Dr Runuma Sarmah, Inspector of School Dr Tilak Saikia and Additiol Deputy Commissioner, Anjav Chaliha.
The Minister in his brief speech, threw light on the life and works of Anundoram Barooah , the first ICS officer of Assam and a scholar of repute who dedicated his life for the uplift of the people of Assam. He called upon the students to shape their career by imbibing the ideals of Barooah. He said, “Keeping future of the students in this information technology era in mind the government has been distributing laptops to the students.”
Munda also emphasized proper utilization of the laptops for building career. He also dwelt at length about the State Government’s efforts to develop infrastructure in education system of the State for creating an academic atmosphere. The Minister also stated that the Assam was the only State in the country where laptops have been distributed among students who excel in the HSLC and High Madrassa examition since the last 11 years at a stretch, beside Tablet PC to all those who pass in second division.
The Deputy Commissioner, MS Manivann , in his deliberation called upon the teacher community to put more attention towards enhancement of academic excellence among the students as there was ample possibility in increasing the number of first division holders. He also called upon the students to build their career taking challenges of competition in forefront.
All total 1,678 students were also awarded with Tablet PC under the Chief Minister Special Award. The Anundoram Borooah Award and Chief Minister Special Award distribution programme, which kicked off on Monday, will continue till February 11.
Dr Runuma Sarma as an appointed speaker also spoke on the life and ideals of Anundoram Borooah and advised the students to follow them in building their career.
Earlier, the Inspector of Schools, Dr Tilak Saikia welcomed the chief guest and others and also briefed about the purpose of the meeting .The ADC, Anjav Chaliha offered the vote of thanks.