MANGALDAI, Sept 2 - The Darrang district committee of All Assam Higher Secondary Graduate Teachers� Association has launched a free helpline service for the students of the district.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Darrang district Kalpana Deka ceremonially launched the helpline service at a public function organised by the teachers� body at Mangaldai Youth Club auditorium to felicitate those teachers who contributed significantly towards achieving good results in the last HSLC and High Madrassa final examinations.
A 24-member team of experienced teachers in 9 different subjects are involved with the helpline for offering free replies to any queries of the students.
Speaking on the occasion, ADC Kalpana Deka appreciated the teachers� body for undertaking such an excellent and student-friendly project and appealed to the teachers to sincerely carry forward the novel initiative.
This was followed by a felicitation session where young teacher Sasanka Hazarika of Dahi Higher Secondary School, selected for this year�s National Teacher Award and 12 other teachers for exemplary service were felicitated with a phulam gamusa, japi and a letter of appreciation each.
A talk on the topic, �Teachers� Accountability on Qualitative Development of the Students� by veteran academician and writer Dr Nagendra Nath Sharma and Hemanta Kumar Tamuly, Associate Professor of Govt. Teachers� Training College, Mangaldai, as appointed speakers was delivered.
The speakers shed light on the importance of knowledge-based qualitative teaching instead of only marks-oriented quantitative teaching. They stressed on the need of value-based education and developing qualities among the students so that they can establish themselves in any professional field rather than running after Government jobs.
Several other prominent speakers, including MLA of Mangaldai Gurujyoti Das, Deputy Commissioner of Darrang Ashok Kumar Barman, Additional Deputy Commissioner Narnarayan Nath, Inspector of Schools of Darrang Nagen Chandra Boro, prominent industrialist Anupam Deka also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, the day-long function began with floral tributes being paid to Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and initiated by Kamruz Zaman, president of All Assam Higher Secondary Graduate Teachers� Association followed by smriti tarpan initiated by Basab Deka, secretary of the State-level teachers� body.