GUWAHATI, Oct 2 - A discussion on youth indiscipline in contemporary times was held in the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra auditorium recently under the auspices of the Achyut-Nivedita Trust of Brihattar Panjabari Sahitya Sabha (BPSS).
The discussion, organised on the occasion of the 84th birthday of Dr Achyut Chandra Medhi, a philanthropist and retired chief medical officer, was addressed by Dr Balendra Kumar Das, Principal of Paschim Guwahati College as chief guest.
In his address, Dr Das dwelt at length on the social, political and economic causes responsible for growing indiscipline among the younger generation in the country, especially the students at secondary, higher secondary and college stages.
Approaching the subject from his three-decade-long teaching experience, Dr Das attributed the degradation in the student community primarily to loss of leadership by teachers and absolute lack of control by the parents and society in the neighbourhood.
Dr Das said that in the earlier days it was not only the teachers, but also the elderly neighbours who exercised moral control over the new generation.
A book by Nivedita Medhi, wife of Dr Achyut Chandra Medhi, was released on the occasion by mathematician and teacher Dr Bijoy Krishna Deva Sarma.
Senior journalist DN Chakravartty, while congratulating Dr Medhi on his birthday, conferred on him the title of �Samaj Bandhav� in recognition of the magnitude of donations Medhi had made for the cause of society at large and suffering humanity in particular, in the last 60 years. The meeting agreed to the proposal of conferring the title of �Samaj Bandhav� on Dr Medhi.