DIBRUGARH, Nov 15 - The birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was observed with day-long programme in several schools and other places in the city on Saturday. The day, which is also celebrated as the Children�s Day, was marked with a district-level function at the local Government Boys� Higher Secondary School.
The meeting was attended by Lahowal MLA Prithibi Majhi, Inspector of Schools Dr Tilak Hazarika and Dibrugarh University Professor, Dr Karabi Deka Hazarika, among others. Apart from brief speeches by district officials, the programme included song and dance presentations and giving away of awards to winners of recent debating and quiz competitions organised by the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan.
Another function to mark the day was held at the Sanhati Bhavan at Chowkidinghee, which was organised by the UNICEF Cell of DRDA here. The CEO of the Dibrugarh Zilla Parishad, T Muktiar and local DRDA project director Rina Mech were among the speakers. A highlight of this function was the staging of a streetplay by children.
Moreover, meritorious tea garden school students were given special commendation certificates. A drawing and poster painting competition among schoolchildren was held as a part of the function.
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Nalbari: The Nalbari district Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyaan on Saturday celebrated Children�s Day along with the three-day-long Gyan Yatra, Bigyan Jeuti and a one-act play competition at the Gurdon HS School playground.
The programme began with the lighting of the earthen lamp by Dr Om Prakash before the portrait of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of the nation. Addressing the meeting, Dr Om Prakash recalled the contributions of Nehru and urged the children to follow his ideals. Another speaker, Naba Sarania, Member of Parliament, Kokrajhar, said that the coming generation on this special day stand against terrorism.
In his speech, Dr Basanta Kumar Bhattacharya called upon the children to follow the ideals of Jawaharlal Nehru to succeed in the future.The meeting conducted by Dhrubajyoti Sarma was also addressed by Nilamani Sen Deka, former Agriculture Minister, Krishna Baruah, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Nalbari, Ramesh Ch Chutiya, Inspector of Schools and Gitika Dutta Sarma.
Earlier, Dr Archana Goswami, former professor of Cotton College inaugurated the science exhibition held on the occasion . The Gyan Yatra and the Bigyan Jeuti will continue till November 16.
Barpeta: The birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was celebrated as Children�s Day on Saturday in Barpeta with various programmes.
A science-based exhibition was organised among the schoolchildren of the district in the playground of Barpeta Government Higher Secondary School under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyaan. The Deputy Commissioner of Barpeta, Varnali Deka inaugurated the exhibition and interacted with the students. She also paid tributes to Nehru by offering a wreath on the portrait of the great visionary.
Addressing a meeting held on the ocassion, she said that every day is a new day for the students and children. She advised the students to strive hard to achieve the desired goal as there is no reason for failure if one is determined. Indicating that students nowadays avail multiple opportunities from the guardians and the Government, she requested them to utilise the facilities so that they can be well established in life.
Addressing the meeting, Ramendra Nath Sarma, Additional Deputy Commisioner said that students will benefit a lot under the Jnanjyoti scheme started by the Government. The Inspector of Schools, Barpeta district, Sohrab Ali delivered the welcome address at the outset. More than 20,000 students from across the district, teachers, guardians and a number of dignitaries attended the meet.
The students visited Beletal Art of Sarthebari, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College at Barpeta and several other places and institutions of importance in the district since morning as part of the Jnanjyoti scheme.
Kokrajhar: Along with rest of the State, Children�s Day was also celebrated here with a day-long colourful programme on Saturday.
Teachers and students from different parts of Kokrajhar actively took part in the celebrations.
The programme was centrally organised by NEDAN, an NGO in association with the Kokrajhar district administration at the Kokrajhar Higher Secondary School playground.
The day-long programme started with the flagging off of hydraulic balloons by MP Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Kokrajhar in the presence of other invited guests and dignitaries. Digamber Narzary, chairperson of NEDAN also attended the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner dwelt at length on the life and philosophy of Nehru. On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner of Kokrajhar also launched CHILDLINE Kokrajhar 1098. An awareness campaign �CHILDLINE SE DOSTI� and a signature campaign to support CHILDLINE were also held.
Udalguri: Along with the rest of the country, Children�s Day was celebrated at Udalguri DC Parade Ground with maximum participation of schoolchildren from LP to high schools. The programme was organised by the Udalguri district Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan under the RMSA in association with the office of the Inspector of Schools and the Udalguri district administration.
The programme got under way with paying of floral tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India on the occasion of his 126th birth anniversary which was initiated by Sadhana Hojai, Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri district followed by the inauguration of a science exhibition by school children by Rihon Daimari, MLA of Udalguri LAC. Dr Luke Daimari, Principal of Udalguri College inaugurated the games and sports competitions among the schoolchildren while Tridip Daimari, Speaker of BTC Assembly inaugurated the cultural events of the Children�s Day.
Nabin Chandra Boro, Inspector of Schools of Udalguri district offered vote of thanks to all the dignitaries, teachers and schoolchildren for making the Children�s Day a meaningful and successful.
Nagaon: Under the auspices of the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyjan and the Nagaon district administration, Children�s Day is being observed with a three-day programme. At the district-level programme held on the Nagaon Govt Boys� HS School premises, prominent educationists Pradip Saikia, Mikul Saikia, Dr KK Bhuyan, Principal Dipika Laskar and others spoke about the day.
Children�s Day programmes will continue till November 16. Various competitions have been arranged among the students. Iqra Academy, a prominent educational institution of Nagaon observed the day with a day-long programme. In the morning, the life and work of the first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was discussed.
Extempore speech, recitation, essay competition and quiz competitions were organised. A colourful procession was also taken out. A well-known NGO, Sadou Asam Gramya Puthibharal Santha with the cooperation of the Childline sub centre observed Children�s Day at the Netaji Vidyapith, which is run by the Santha. Besides, the Santha has also arranged programmes within this week in different schools of Hojai subdivision. The programme include cleanliness drive, tree plantation, processions, street play etc.
Tinsukia:Children�s Day was observed in various places including schools of Tinsukia with different programmes on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of the nation, Jawaharlal Nehru.
At Snehalaya, a centre for rehabilitation, especially for the mentally challenged children, a health check-up camp for the children was organised where free medicines were also provided to the needy ones. The day long programmes organised by the Tinsukia district unit of the Bharatiya Sishu Kalyan Parishad included drawing and other sports competitions among the children.
At the Makum Boys� Residential Special Training Centre, the Tinsukia unit of the Indian Dental Association with the cooperation of the Makum Press Club and Makum Arryabhatta Science Centre, organised a dental care camp for children. The camp was supervised by a team of five dentists of the Association and about 70 children were provided needful dental care.
Jamugurihat: Gyan Bharati Public School (GBPS) observed Children�s Day on November 14 in a befitting manner. The programme began with the lighting of an earthen lamp and garlanding the portrait of Nehru by Golap Kalita and Rajib Boruah, Principal and Director respectively of the school. Teachers Nipen Das, Bhola Nath Mahanta and Narayan Khannal spoke elaborately on the life, activities and achivments of Nehru, students Prarthana Saikia, Sanskriti Hazarika, Akangkhya Saikia, Ayana Hazarika, Kahir Mrinal Goswami and Kaustov Hazarika dwelt on the life of Pandit Nehru as a great lover of children. Panchanan Das recited a self-composed poem on Nehru and a few students presented songs and danches in the function which was conducted by teacher Iswar Timsina.