GUWAHATI, Jan 23 - Former Director General of Assam Police Mukesh Sahay has appealed to the people to be compassionate towards the less-privileged sections of society and all other living creatures.
Sahay was addressing a rally of the students, teachers, non-teaching staff, management committee office-bearers and members, among others, of the Noonmati-based Assam Jatiya Bidyalay here today after receiving the guard of honour on the occasion of the annual sports week of the school.
The former head of Assam Police, who was taking part in the programme as the chief guest, also emphasised the importance of one�s mother tongue in the learning process. He praised the school for its initiative to engage its students in sports activities. This is �a great support� rendered to the students in their all-round development, he said.
The annual sports week of the school started with a spectacular parade in which 12 troops, comprising 320 students from Class VI to Class XI took part.
Kamala Uzir, Siddheswar Sutradhar and Ranjit Basu were the judges of the march-past competition held on the occasion.
The event began with hoisting of the school flag by Principal Ghanashyam Medhi, while the sports week flame was lit by torchbearers Darshana Dutta Choudhury and Mihirjyoti Sarma, who were adjudged the best players of the school last year.
The programme was conducted by Aparajita Dutta and Dhruba Sarma, both senior teachers of the school. Jayanta Deka and Kunjar Das are the convenors of this annual event, which will conclude on January 29, said a press release here.