Though the death is inevitable, yet it is very difficult to receive the tragic news of the demise of our respected ones. The news of the demise of Rama Kanta Borthakur- a reputed teacher of Barua Bamun Gaon of Dergaon in Golaghat district -is difficult for his family members, relatives, colleagues and students to accept. This humble teacher passed away on January 12.
Born in 1934 at village Shingorajan of Dergaon area, Borthakur, after successful completion of his secondary education from Dergaon, completed his graduation from Jagannath Barua College in Jorhat with Honours in History and his Masters degree from Gauhati University. He also completed his Bachelors of Teaching from Jorhat Post Graduate Training College. His ardent desire to get involved in social service made him choose the noble profession of teaching and he started his career as an Assistant Teacher in Kuralguri High School. Borthakur was known for his devotion, commitment and highest degree of integrity and in recognition of his sincere service, he was appointed as the Principal of Kuralguri HS School.
Leaving a rare example of service with punctuality and strict discipline, Borthakur Sir, after winning the hearts and minds of every student, took retirement from service in 1994. He also played a key role in establishing Guni Prabha Dutta Girls’ School, Jyoti ME and High School at Kuralguri and Pitambar Mahavidyalaya at Ganak Pukhuri of Dergaon area. His involvement in social activities in the area is also well reflected in the Kuralguri unit of Asom Sahitya Sabha, Barua Bamun Gaon Durga Puja Committee, Habungiya Puja and various social organizations.
I am privileged to know his as a teacher and an ideal Principal in Kuralguri Higher Secondary School for quite a long period from 1985 till his retirement. As a teacher he treated all students equally without any special favour even to his youngest son and my classmate Dharmendra Koushik.
Today he is no more with us physically. But his teachings, his ideology and his role as a teacher with high quality shall remain as a source of inspiration for us. On this day of his adya shraddha, I offer my tearful homage in loving memory of Borthakur Sir and share the immense pain and sorrow with his bereaved wife, his eldest son Dr Mathurendra Borthakur and youngest son Dharmendra Koushik. Om Shanti