Teachers' Day celebrated with fervour across Assam
Speaker of ALA (Assam Legislative Assembly), Biswajit Daimary on Sunday asserted that the teachers are moulders of the mind, character and overall personalities of the up-and-coming generation as citizens of the nation and the world.
KOKRAJHAR/ HAFLONG/ DOOMDOOMA: Speaker of ALA (Assam Legislative Assembly), Biswajit Daimary on Sunday asserted that the teachers are moulders of the mind, character and overall personalities of the up-and-coming generation as citizens of the nation and the world. He also said that the teachers must carry out their responsibilities with great dedication.
Addressing the 60th Teachers' Day function organized by the Department of Education, BTC (Bodoland Territorial Council) in the Nilkamal Brahma Memorial Auditorium Hall, Kokrajhar Science College on Sunday, Speaker Daimary as the chief guest, said, "We are going to have a university, engineering colleges, CIT, medical college and Central University and other technical institutions are coming up in BTC but our local students will not get admission without quality education as the process of admission will be through entrance examination".
He added that the local people must have access to quality education. He called upon all teachers and students to pay attention on quality with a challenge.
Prof. TG Sitharam, Director of IIT-Guwahati and CIT, Kokrajhar said that education should be the weapon of 21st century. He lauded the Pramod Boro-led Council in BTR (Bodoland Territorial Region) for giving the highest priority to the Education sector and transforming the BTR as an educational hub. The process would now be easier as many higher educational institutions have come and many more are coming up. Emphasizing on quality education, Sitharam said that an IIT will also be set up in BTR. He lauded the efforts of BTR Chief Pramod Boro to establish good educational system with quality in the region.
The CEM (Chief Executive Member) of BTR, Pramod Boro said that without education no one could expect development of society. "We will follow the National Education Policy. But, there are certain problems in the vernacular medium institutions. My Council is going to chalk out the Bodoland Education Policy to sort out these problems," he said adding that the Council will dedicate the month of December to education". He also reminded that the contributions of venture school teachers cannot be ignored as most of the educational institutions in BTC region are ventures.
On the occasion of Teachers' Day, Binanda Swargiary of Deolkuchi HS School, Baksa was felicitated with a citation and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh as best teachers. His wife — Harmaya Swargiary — received the citation and cheque on behalf of her husband from the hands of Speaker Biswajit Daimary and BTR Chief Pramod Boro. Besides, as many as 172 retired teachers were also felicitated by the department on the occasion.
Earlier, Assam Assembly Speaker Biswajit Daimary had lit the ceremonial lamp while BTR Chief Pramod Boro offered floral tribute at the portrait of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Also present on the occasion were BTC EMs — Reo Reoa Narzihary, Ranjit Basumatary, Ukhil Mashahary and Arup Kumar Dey; MLA Lawrence Islary; ABSU president Dipen Boro; BTC Principal Secretary Santunu P. Gotmare, Kokrajhar DC Varnali Deka, Director of Education, BTC Jagadish P. Brahma and other officers.
HAFLONG: Along with the country, the 60th 'Teachers Day' was organized with North Cachar Hills district-level programme at the premises of 'Haflong Siksha Bhawan'. The programme was held by observing the Covid-related restrictions as directed by the State government. The programme was organized by the office of the Inspector of Schools, Dima Hasao.
Haflong constituency MLA Nandita Gorlosa graced the occasion as the chief guest. Also present on the occasion were NCHAC (North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council) EM (Executive Member) in-charge of Secondary Education and Adult Education Lalremsiama Darnei, Deputy Commissioner Paul Barua, Principal of Haflong Government College Madhumita Daulagupu, Principal of DIET (District Institute of Education & Training) Soma Khersa, and Assistant Teacher of Lower Haflong High School — Narayan Chakraborty.
The programme began with the garlanding and paying of floral tribute to Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. As a part of the programme, 'Alokik Rahasya' — a book written by Narayan Chakraborty, was released.
Chief Guest MLA Nandita Gorlosa spoke at length about the policy decisions in the Education sector in India. The MLA opined that frequent brainstorming sessions will be held to review and boost the performance of government schools in the district. MLA Gorlosa thanked all the teachers and encouraged them to continue their dedication and sincerity towards their profession. It is to be noted that Gorlosa is also NCHAC Executive Member incharge of Elementary Education and Higher Education across the Dima Hasao district.
Addressing the gathering, EM (Executive Member) Lalremsiama Darnei said, "The role of a teacher is immeasurable in building a strong nation."
The meeting was addressed also by Deputy Commissioner Paul Barua, principals Madhumita Daulagupu and Soma Khersa besides Inspector of Schools Biren Singh Engti.
DOOMDOOMA: On the occasion of Teachers' Day, the Doomdooma branch of MYM (Marwari Yuva Manch) felicitated eight teachers of Doomdooma namely, Dr. Neeta Paul , Sanjay Agrawal , Kinkar Paul , Sujit Dey , Lalan Prasad Gupta , Kashinath Sharma , Dilip Prasad and Abhijit Khataniar on Sunday.
An MYM delegation led by its Doomdooma branch president Vishal Patwari, secretary Harsh Beriwal and the project chairman Rahul Tayal visited the residences of these eight teachers and felicitated them with phulam gamosas, a pen and a letter of appreciation.
The Doomdooma regional committee of Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuba- Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) also felicitated Shivajit Dutta — Assistant Professor of English, Doomdooma College; Jitumoni Borah — Headmistress of Bapuji Adarsha Prathamik Vidyalaya and also Merry Rajkhowa — Headmistress of Dangari Eragaon Prathamik Vidyalaya at their residences on the occasion.
The occasion was celebrated in Rupai School also. NGO (non government organization) — 'Helping Hands We Care' — observed the occasion with various programmes at the premises of Keshav Bahety Surjudoy Children Home situated at Gangabari here.