GUWAHATI, April 3 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi flagged off a bus today to mark the inauguration of the State Government�s Gyanjyoti Scheme, an educational trip organised for the students of different parts of the State to Guwahati, at a function at the Sarusajai Sports Complex here, said an official press release.
Under this scheme, students are taken to the State�s frontline educational institutions, cultural and religious places and other sites having edutainment values. An initiative of the Chief Minister, the Gyanjyoti Scheme is conceived and designed as an inspirational trip for the students of rural areas to help them plan their career, take informed decisions and nurture a competitive spirit among them.
Speaking on the occasion, Gogoi said that the State Government has been organising Gyanjyoti Scheme for the last 10 years to bring about allround development of the students. The trip was aimed at giving the much-needed exposure to the students, particularly from the rural areas, to stimulate knowledge sharing and out-of-the-box thinking.
He also said that special thrust was also given under Gyanjyoti Scheme for the development of the students of the char areas through exposure trips. Commenting that better students would lead to a better nation, Gogoi said that a slew of measures were initiated for the physical and mental development of the students. He also said that plans are afoot to launch mobile libraries in a big way in the char and interior areas of the State, besides augmenting the capacity of the existing libraries. He also informed that the government is planning to organise Gyanjyoti Scheme twice in a year to cover more students under the scheme.
Synchronising with the occasion, Gogoi also released a souvenir. Around 1,300 students from 14 districts participated in this year�s Gyanjyoti educational tour. Deputy Commissioner Kamrup (Metro) Dr M Angamuthu also spoke on the occasion.