BARPETA, Dec 21 - The day-long centenary celebration of Sarthebari Central MV School was observed on Sunday.
The programme started with the hoisting of the flag by Nripendra Nath Choudhury, president of the centenary celebration committee at 8 am. Tribute to the departed souls was paid by Rupdhan Nayak, headmaster of the school. A procession was taken out followed by naam kirtan.
An open meeting was held in the afternoon which was presided over by Nripendra Nath Choudhury and was inaugurated by Dr Daksheswar Deka professor of Rangia College. In his inaugural speech, Deka reminded about the glorious past of the area in all fronts including education.
In his welcome address Adhar Chandra Deka working president of the celebration committee gave a detailed account of the prestigious institutions.
Addressing the meeting as the chief guest Dr Satyendra Nath Barman expressed concern over the depletion of students in government run schools. He suggested that the reasons behind the sorry state of affairs of the public education should be studied well. It will unearth the causes which will pave the way for their solutions.
Speaking as the distinguished guest Harendra Nath Deka, retired headmaster of BR Milan High School accused the government of indifference and negligence towards education in the State and alleged that teachers and guardians are also not responsible towards their duties.
Rita Deka, chairperson of the Assam State Marketing Board, Kabicharan Deka retired teacher of the school and Tirthalochan Tamuli also spoke in the meeting. The day-long programme came to an end with the lighting of lamps in the evening.