JORHAT, June 25 - Expressing concern over the ill effects of rampant privatisation of education in the State, Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya on Friday urged the people�s representatives and Government officials to take strong measures to control the situation.
Acharya was holding a meeting with the MLAs of Teok, Dergaon and Mariani, officials of the Jorhat district administration and representatives of NGOs, Assam Agricultural University (AAU) and some other Government institutions here. He suggested ways to improve government schools and implement Government schemes for the all-round development of the district.
The Governor called for the enactment of a new law to regulate private educational institutions so that no student from a poor economic background is deprived of proper education in any institution.
As Acharya stressed the need of enactment of a new law to curb rampant privatization of education across the State, the three MLAs � Bhabendra Nath Bharali, Renupoma Rajkhowa and Rupjyoti Kurmi � showed a keen interest in the issue.
�Our society has many weak links. For overall social development, these links should be strengthened,� said the Governor. According to him, Government schools, tea garden workers, communities belonging to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes constitute such weak links, which need to be strengthened to usher in development of Assam.
To build a healthy nation, Acharya advocated the need of practising of yoga by every citizen as it reduces stress and keeps people healthy. He advised all cultural organisations in the district and other parts of the State to register with the North East Zone Cultural Centre to gain the Government�s support. The Governor, however, urged the NGOs to pool their own resources for development and social activities instead of only relying on Government assistance.