67th conference of Assam College Teachers' Association underway in Lakhimpur
The 67th annual conference of the Assam College Teachers’ Association (ACTA) has been underway in Lakhimpur since Tuesday.
LAKHIMPUR: The 67th annual conference of the Assam College Teachers' Association (ACTA) has been underway in Lakhimpur since Tuesday. The four-day long event has been organized by the ACTA, Lakhimpur Zone. As per information found from the ACTA central committee, the conference will have detailed discussions over National Education Policy- 2020, New Pension Scheme as well as major issues and concerns related to the college teachers working in the provincialized colleges of Assam.
The second day agenda of the event on Wednesday kickstarted at 8:00 am with the registration of delegates and then the unfurling of ACTA flag along with the flags of thirteen colleges under Lakhimpur Zone of the organization. The ACTA flag was unfurled by Himanshu Maral, the president of the organization while the flags of the 13 colleges were unfurled by their respective principals. Speaking on the occasion, president Himanshu Maral threw light upon the increased responsibility of the ACTA and the responsibility of the college teachers across the State. It was followed by the swahid tarpan programme, which was conducted by ACTA secretary Dr. Jayanta Barua. Then the main gate of the book fair was ceremonially opened and Kala Vithika was unveiled.
It was followed by a book release programme, which was held at Rang Ghar, the auditorium of North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous). The programme commenced with ACTA president Himanshu Maral in the chair. A total of seven books on different subject-matters, published by the Association were released at the programme. The books were released by Dr. Nirod Barua, Vice-Chancellor, Majuli Cultural University; Babul Bora, Chief Secretary, Srimanta Sankardev Sangha; Dr. Ranjan Kalita, General Secretary, Assam College Principals Council; Dr. Gyandeep Saikia, General Secretary, Assam College Librarians Association, Rukma Gohain Baruah, Chairperson, Assam Higher Secondary Education Council and Uday Sankar Hazarika, distinguished social worker. On the other hand, the souvenir of the reception committee named as- "Lakhimpur Kathan" was released by the guests of the programme.
On the same day of the event, a special symposium on "New Pension Scheme" was held under the chairmanship of Himanshu Maral. Achyutananda Hazarika, the president, and Md. Abdul Rauf, Treasurer of All Assam Government NPS Employees' Association were present as invited speakers of the symposium. Goutam Gogoi, the general secretary of the All Assam College Employees' Association was present as invited guests in the programme. The symposium was followed by an academic meeting on a topic— "The Future of College Education In Assam: Conceptual Note in the context of National Education Policy, 2020". Pranjal Gogoi, the academic secretary of ACTA introduced the topic for discussion. Dr. Chandan Kumar Sharma, Head of the Department of History, Dibrugarh University delivered the lecture on the designated topic as invited speaker.
The meeting of the delegates began from 5:00 pm. The meeting was inaugurated by Biswajit Bhuyan, former president of the Association. The president of the ACTA, Lakhimpur Zone, Dr. Diganta Hatibaruah delivered the welcome address in the session. The meeting was presided over by ACTA president Himanshu Maral and coordinated by secretary Dr. Jayanta Barua. In the evening, a colourful cultural programme was organised by the students of the 13 colleges under the ACTA, Lakhimpur Zone, at the open stage of North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous). The executive body meet of the ACTA central committee was held on Tuesday. On the other hand, two delegates' sessions will be held on Thursday.