GUWAHATI, Jan 25 � An inter-school quiz competition (for Assamese-medium schools) was conducted by Prof Dilip Barua at Kumar Bhaskar Natya Mandir, Uzanbazar here recently.
Thirteen schools participated in the contest. The Asam Jatiya Vidyalay, Guwahati, got the first prize. The second and third prizes went to the Guwahati Refinery High School and the Bhaskar Vidyapeeth HS School respectively.
The first prize trophy and Rs 10,000 in cash were donated by Dr Jadav Sharma, the eldest son of late Bharat Chandra Sharma, President Award-winning ex-headmaster of the school, on behalf of late Sharma�s family. The second prize trophy and Rs 6,000 in cash were donated by Dr Tribodh Kumar Das in memory of his parents, Subodh Das and Chapala Das. The third prize trophy and Rs 4,000 in cash were donated by Jagannath Das in memory of his mother, Lakhi Prava Das. All the participants were given certificates of participation.
The function was inaugurated by Bhupen Barua, former headmaster of the school, who lit the ceremonial lamp.
Dr Hiren Gohain, an ex-student of an Assamese medium school, also spoke briefly in the function and exhorted the young generation to keep pace with the fast spreading knowledge in this age of computers. He said that there was no need for students of the Assamese-medium schools to feel inferior in any way to their counterparts in English-medium schools, and that most of the stalwarts in Assam in diverse fields of human endeavour had been produced by Assamese-medium schools.