GUWAHATI, June 9 � Encouraging the meritorious students to excel in every walk of life, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) organized a special felicitation programme for the rank holders of HSLC, High Madrassa and Higher Secondary examinations today at the Rabindra Bhawan here. The students� body also honoured the heads of rank holders� educational institutions.
In a programme, participated by the Asam Sahitya Sabha president Imran Shah and Gauhati University Vice Chancellor Dr Mridul Hazarika, 94 meritorious students and 69 teachers were felicitated.
Stressing the need to inculcate humanitarian values along with the academic brilliance, distinguished writer Imran Shah said that human values should be the basis of all forms of leaning, including the academic one. Addressing the students, he said that youth was the period of time in life when the goals of life should be set.
Academician Dr Mridul Hazarika also exhorted upon the students to try to contribute in building a strong society. �We do not live alone in the society and every individual have different ways of thinking. It is the co-ordination among its people, which makes a society strong. You can also contribute your bit by helping other students who need assistance,� he said. Giving lucid examples through short stories, he said, �If we build a better society, ultimately, we would be benefitted through it.�
Speaking on the occasion, AASU advisor Dr Samujjal Bhattacharyya advocated reforms in SEBA and AHSEC for a better future of the students. He further stressed the need to have good educational institutions in the State in both technical and non-technical fields. �We demand that one Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER) should be established in the State. The Union Government has also planned more All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Assam needs one such institute. One IIM and a Bio-diversity research institute should also be established in the State,� he said. Bhattacharyya also asked the students to stay connected with their roots, no matter wherever they go for study or jobs.
AASU president Shankar Prasad Roy and general secretary Tapan Gogoi also spoke on the occasion.