GUWAHATI, June 26 � �The traditional concept of education has undergone sea changes in terms of quality and scope. In order to compete with the fast changing world, our education system should be constantly upgraded and new fields of study should be incorporated.�
Participating in the special felicitation ceremony organized today by the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) to honour the meritorious students, former Asam Sahitya Sabha president and eminent litterateur Dr Nagen Saikia said that concerted efforts should be made to identify the strength and weaknesses of the students for the success of our attempts to upgrade the education system.
The rank holders and meritorious students who excelled in the HSLC, High Madrassa, HSSLC and those who succeeded from the State in UPSC and IFS examinations were felicitated at Rabindra Bhawan here. The teachers of the meritorious students were also felicitated.
�The students who are being felicitated today would now have a bigger responsibility to prove themselves to the world, which would require relentless efforts. Moreover, development does not mean only the material development. First we need to develop ourselves as good human beings, which would develop our entire society,� Dr Saikia added.
Nearly 89 students, 59 teachers, five candidates who cleared the UPSC and two candidates who cleared IFS examination were honoured on the occasion.
Neeru Hazarika, educationist and first Assamese woman to get the D. Lit. degree, while speaking as the distinguished guest, said that the personality of the teachers often have a deep impact on their students, and hence, the teachers have to play a bigger role in shaping the future of their students. �Imparting education is not an easy job and dedicated teachers take it as a mission rather than just being an occupation,� she mentioned.
Speaking on the occasion, AASU advisor Samujjal Bhattacharyya said that the students body�s main objective is to develop educational scenario of the State. He further added that pre-primary level education should be introduced in the State. �At its level, the AASU would try to find a mechanism to help the students of Assam to get success in all-India level competitive examinations,� he added.
Interacting with students Mukesh Pandey, Dhrubasish Deka and Priyanka Das, who cleared UPSC and Dimpi Bora, who cleared IFS shared their experience with the students. AASU president Shankar Prasad Roy and general secretary Tapan Gogoi also addressed the gathering.