TANGLA: Bodoland Territorial Council Deputy Chief Executive Member (CEM) Gobindo Basumatary on Sunday ceremoniously distributed scooters to meritorious girl students under the Dr. Banikanta Kakati Award in the Tangla College premises in Tangla town in Udalguri district.
As per initiative of the Government of Assam, a Scooty was given to each of the girl students of the district who secured first division in the Higher Secondary final exam in 2020, as Dr. Banikanta Kakati award under the Pragyan Bharati scheme. Govindo Basumatary ceremoniously handed over Scooty to five meritorious girl students, namely Sansri Narzary, Richa Daimari, Rahashree Narzary, Nabagata Kashyap Riturani Das. Speaking on the occasion, Basumatary stressed the necessity of higher education in students' life and made a fervent appeal to the parents to allow their wards to pursue their career in the field they are interested in. He further reiterated the necessity of women empowerment and said that both women and men must equally march ahead in the society.
Principal of Tangla College, Dr. Prasen Daimari lauding the efforts of the government and said that the scheme aimed to remove the social stigma attached to girl students along with encouraging and empowering them. Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri, Prakash Ranjan Gharphaliya said that until and unless women came forward, a civilization could never march ahead. The event was also addressed by Executive Member of BTC, Diganta Baruah; Khalingduar BTC MCLA, Dilip Boro and others.