SILCHAR: A felicitation programme was organised by Silchar legislator, Dipayan Chakraborty for the meritorious students who brought laurels for the district by securing excellent results in the HSLC final examination at 'Hashi-Khusi' Bhaban at Silchar on Sunday. On the occasion, MLA Dipayan Chakraborty felicitated 22 meritorious students from 21 government schools and 51 students from 9 private schools in Silchar.
Apart from this, Bishwadeep Nath of Silchar Holy Cross School, the only student from Barak Valley who ranked 10th position in the State, was also felicitated on the day.
74 meritorious students were given felicitation on this day and three schools in Silchar were felicitated for 100 per cent pass percentage. The three schools are Silchar Holy Cross School, Daffodils School and Saraswati Vidyaniketan.
Speaking on the occasion, Dipayan highlighted the past glories of the government schools in Silchar.
Citing the examples of meritorious students of the Cachar district who secured positions in the HSLC examination in the past, Dipayan said that Jagadish Majumder was the best in the State in the secondary examination in 1966 and later became the principal of a GC College. In 1982, Biswajit Dutta, another meritorious student of Shyamacharan Vidyapeeth, secured tenth position in the HSLC examination.
"Siddharth Gupta and Rahul Chowdhury also ranked in the merit list from Adharchand Higher Secondary in 1987 and 1988 respectively. Pritam Bhattacharya from Cachar High School became the best in the State," added Dipayan. Dipayan also spoke at length about the plans and education policies taken by the government to restore the glories of the government schools. Reciting a famous quote from Swami Vivekananda, Dipayan said, "Everyone needs to leave a mark in life".
"This time the students have left a mark in their lives by achieving success in the secondary examination in this way. Many have achieved this feat by fighting uncompromisingly against poverty. This result is due to the companionship and inspiration of the student's parents and school teachers," mentioned Dipayan.