Guwahati, Jun 2: Minister of Education Dr. Ranoj Pegu formally flagged off Free Textbooks carrying vehicles for students of Class 12 to all the districts from Assam State Textbooks Production and Publication Corporation Limited complex at Bonda, Guwahati, today.
A total of 12,96,636 books for class 12 students will be dispatched from today onwards to all 34 districts in a phased manner.
The five districts for which the consignments were sent off today are Dibrugarh, Dhemaji, Bongaigaon, Nalbari and Chirang.
Dr. Pegu assured that the other districts will receive the free textbooks as early as possible so that the students do not face any hurdle.
Among the other dignitaries present in the event were R.C Jain, Chairman, SEBA, Phanindra Jidung, Director of Secondary Education, Dr. Ramesh Chandra Chutia, Secretary, Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, Suranjana Senapati, Secretary, SEBA, and Shah Nawaz Choudhury, MD, ASTPPC Ltd.