Silchar: Healthy lifestyle and good food habits are essential for leading a hale and hearty life. Consuming junk foods and avoiding nutritious foods have resultant in people’s disease ridden lives. This along with various other aspects of intellectual openness was pointed out by Prof Satya Bhusan Paul, former professor of Chemistry and controller of examinations, Assam University, Silchar, at the annual prize distribution ceremony of Keshab Smarak Samiti-Pritam Bhattacharjee Memorial Fund held at the Gurucharan College auditorium in Silchar on Sunday evening. He delivered his lecture on ‘Intellectual Openness must be an integral part of our education’ through an enlightening and informative powerpoint presentation.
Prof Satya Bhusan Paul said that openness, curiosity to learn and also the emotional stability of an individual add to his or her knowledge bank. “Creativity, openness of mind, frankness, a childlike simplicity and teamwork matter much in an individual’s life. Intellectual openness is somewhat missing these days. We should democratize knowledge and should know about each and every culture, lifestyle and living habits of people. Knowing about one another’s culture is important. Knowledge, innovative thoughts and ideas should be shared with the world so that all can be benefitted. Syllabus, textbooks and course materials should be changed to some extent. Students no longer buy textbooks and usually depend on guide and note books,” he added to say.
The former controller of examinations shed light on the topic and illuminated the august gathering regarding the formation of acids, functioning and importance of antibiotics, probiotics, prebiotics and symbiotics and the chemical reactions which take place inside the human body. He said “The actions, reactions, affects and effects of taking antibiotics and medicines regularly cannot be undermined. Homemade food, especially curd, is very helpful and useful for the human body as it does oodles of good.”
Dr Sanjib Bhattacharjee, Registrar, Assam University, lamented the loss of prestige, dignity, tradition and culture. “India, though in her 70th year, is yet to achieve success in every respect. Our country has a long way to become independent intellectually and economically,” said the registrar. Dr Bibash Deb, principal of Gurucharan College, said government is patronizing one and all for imparting quality education. “I am proud that Dr Sankar Bhattacharjee, former principal of Women’s College, Silchar and also an educationist has been arranging for such lecture sessions in the fond memory of his son Pritam Bhattacharjee. It is innovative, enlightening and informative,” he added. Later, six meritorious students were awarded for their brilliant performance in their examinations.