MANGALDAI, Sept 10 - The recent Teacher�s Day became memorable for three octogenarian former teachers as a group of their former students teamed up to greet them at their residence on the occasion.
The three retired teachers of Mangaldai Government Higher Secondary School in Darrang district � Abdul Mazid, a resident of Chengeliajhar village under Sipajhar LAC, Abdul Quadir Osmani of Harinkhoja village and Kamakhya Prasad Sarma of New Colony under Mangaldai LAC � were pioneer in their field. During their service as teachers, they guided and provided knowledge-based education to thousands of students which helped them achieve success in the professional field and get themselves recognised in the society of their own.
The group of former students, who had completed their secondary education from the school almost 25 years ago, united under a voluntary organisation called Crystal Vision and greeted each of them with a traditional Assamese Sarai, a citation, bouquet of flowers and a packet of fruits.
Finding their former students in front of them, the octogenarian teachers, who have been surrounded by age-old ailments, almost became �nostalgic�.
Mazid in his slurring voice said, �You have given me a new life.� Enjoying their moments with the former students comprising legal practitioner Lutfur Rahman, teacher Mousheluddin Ahmed, Tutul Sarma, social activist Manabendra Barua, Sekhar Mazumder, entrepreneurs Raju Saha Mandal and Dibya Kanti Saha, journalist Mayukh Goswami, etc., the teachers recalled a few of their students who became successful in their respective fields that included eminent lawyer Anil Kr Bhattachraya, academician Indra Kr Bhattacharya, former minister Dr Zoii Nath Sarma, Micro Eye Surgeon Dr Miralam Siddique, among others.
Meanwhile, commemorating the birth anniversary of the eminent philosopher, teacher, scholar and former President of India, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the Teacher�s Day was celebrated in the district amid much joy and enthusiasm.
Students were seen offering their respect and honour to the teachers on the auspicious day. With an initiative of the District-level Teacher�s Day Celebration Committee, a celebration programme was organised at Balabari ME and High Madrassa near Dhula area of the district.
The Inspector of Schools, Sadulla Khan, started the daylong programme by garlanding the statue of Dr Radhakrishnan followed by lighting of lamps in a traditional way by the District Elementary Education Officer, Phulen Kalita.
In the open meeting, presided over by the Circle Officer of Dalgaon Revenue Circle, Dr Ashraful Amin, 30 teachers from different schools of the district were felicitated for their dedicated service. The Head of the Assamese Department of Mangaldai College, Dr Bijoy Sarma, also took part in the function as a guest. The Principal of Kharupetia College, Dr Budhin Hazarika, and the Head of the Assamese Department of Sipajhar College, Dr Ram Chandra Deka, also attended the programme.