National Education Day observed at North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous)
Along with the rest of the nation, National Education Day was observed by the Department of Education, North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous)
LAKHIMPUR: Along with the rest of the nation, National Education Day was observed by the Department of Education, North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous) in a befitting manner on Friday to commemorate the birth anniversary and noble deeds of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of India,
The agenda of the programmes organized on this occasion in the digital classroom of the college kick-started with a song presented by student Niharika Gohain. It was chaired by Bani Kanta Konwar, the academic Vice-Principal-cum-Head of the Department of Education. The programme was inaugurated by Principal Dr Biman Chandra Chetia, who highlighted the major events of academic evolution in the nation as well as in Assam while playing tribute to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
Student Deepsikha Gogoi explained the objective of the programme. Assistant Professors Dr Ishmirekha Hundique Konwar and Rajen Mandal explained the significance of the event by laying stress on this year's theme – 'Changing Course, Transforming Education'. "The theme indicates that there is a need of reforming the education system and make it adaptable to the current times. Some of the areas to highlight the National Education Day's importance include free and universal primary education, women education, adult education, vocational education and making technical education affordable to the masses," Professor Hundique said.
In connection with the event, an inter-department speech competition was organized on a topic –'Changing paradigms of education in Indian society'. In the competition, Swapnil Dutta of the Department of Mass Communication bagged the first prize. On the other hand, Liza Hazarika of the Department of Geography and Rajdeep Saikia of the Department of Computer Science won the second and third prizes respectively. Professor Dr. Susengpha Gogoi, Librarian of the College Nijara Gogoi, Assistant Professor of Lakhimpur Girls' College Nibedita Sarmah journalist-writer Ranjit Kakati delivered lecture by attending the event as guests of honour.