GUWAHATI, April 2 - Governor PB Acharya has expressed his deep concern over the recent disturbing incidents in the State�s educational spheres, such as IIT Guwahati student Aniket Dileep Sarpate�s missing from his hostel room on January 9, the burning of HSLC answer scripts at Jorhat on March 4 and the death of AMCH Dibrugarh final year student Ranbir Raj Deka following a fall from a window that had no protective iron bars, on March 31.
While expressing his deep distress, the Governor said, �It must be found out why such incidents are happening with our professional youths. As these incidents send the wrong signals, the authorities concerned should be more cautious.�
The Governor suggested that severe action be taken, as per law, where and when found necessary, against the perpetrators of such acts where criminal intent is found to be involved.
On the answer script burning case, the Governor said that it was the utmost duty of the authority concerned to ensure the highest degree of safety and security of both answer scripts and question papers, �as in these lie the future prospects of the students.�
Regarding the incidents of the missing student of IIT Guwahati and the death of the student of AMCH, Dibrugarh, the Governor said that institutes of higher education should, in addition to giving emphasis to the educational curricula and educational standards, also give great importance to the welfare, well-being and safety and security of the students, �as such incidents not only affect the normal life of the institute but also adversely affect the morale of all the other students and earn a bad name for the institute.�
He added that such incidents bring grave misery to the lives of the parents of the students involved and also cause great concern and anxiety in the minds of the parents of the other students.
The Governor appealed to all concerned to put an end to the recurrence of such disturbing incidents by exercising greater control and safety. He also conveyed his deep condolences to the bereaved family of the unfortunate student.