GUWAHATI, Aug 28 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today ceremoniously distributed appointment letters to 5,190 lower and upper primary school teachers at a programme held at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra. He formally handed over appointment letters to three teachers today while launching the website from where appointees would be able to download their appointment letters.
Notably, a total of 3,183 lower and 2,007 upper primary teachers have been selected for giving appointments.
Stating that education must be given top priority so that people of the State can achieve individual and societal development, the Chief Minister stressed on the need for the teachers to uphold the true spirit of their noble profession while dedicating themselves to the cause of shaping the future citizens of the country.
He also commented that teachers� role is not confined to the four walls of the classroom and that they must endeavour to understand the students� psychology and help them in their overall development.
Referring to the deteriorating student-teacher relationship in the present-day society, Sonowal underlined the importance of teachers� role in building smart citizens to thrive in today�s competitive world through knowledge and skills.
Speaking on the occasion, Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma asserted that the State government is striving to provide education to the poorest of the poor in the State while removing all obstacles in their path of acquiring knowledge. He also referred to anomalies in teacher recruitment process during the time of the previous governments and said that in the last 10 years the process has become transparent in the State as teachers have been appointed on merit through TET.
The achievement of appointing a total of 1,50,426 deserving teachers till date, including today�s 5,190, is no mean feat as it proves to be invaluable for the State�s education sector, he said. He also expressed confidence that State government would be able to recruit another batch of over 10,000 teachers by March next year.
Sarma also urged appointees to not contact political leaders seeking transfers from their place of posting.