Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma Visits Sainik School Goalpara
The school has produced many eminent personalities including decorated officers in the armed forces.
GOALPARA: Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the Sainik School in Goalpara and interacted with the students of the institution and encouraged them to work harder towards achieving the goals of education as well as service to the nation.
During his visit, the chief minister of Assam inaugurated a 350-sitter amphitheatre in the school campus. He also took part in the guard of honour and march past performed by the students of the prestigious institution on his visit and gave assurance that the state government under his leadership will help in the development of infrastructure in the school. He also spoke about the importance of hard work and persistence as well as the role of teachers in ensuring that students realise their true potential.
Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "Our government is committed to improving the infrastructure of the school. We will provide with swimming pool, athletic track, indoor stadium, whatever be the requirement."
Mentioning that only two students from the residential school managed to clear the entrance exam of the prestigious National Defence Academy, he said that he wants atleast ten students to clear it annually from now on. Citing an example of Lt Gen Rana Pratap Kalita, the GOC-in-C, Eastern Command, one of the illustrious alumni of the school, he told the students to set high ambitions and work harder towards achieving the same.
The chief minister also reminded the students of the institution about the hardships faced by their parents to put them through this school and to work hard so as to repay that debt by coming out with flying colours. He also told the teachers to put their full effort towards the success of the students.
Interacting with some of the female students of the school, the chief minister asked all the local students to teach Assamese to all students who are not well versed in the language and in return learn their native language. On a lighter note, he also asked the Assamese students to teach Bihu to all the students of the schools.
"Really impressed by a guard of honour by bright and disciplined students marching in unison at Sainik School, Goalpara. The school has produced many eminent personalities including decorated officers in armed forces. I'm sure these young minds will make our nation proud as well," Twitted the CM.