JORHAT, Oct 8 - Hundreds of school students from 13 districts have been enthused by the melody of various musical genres, including Rabindra Sangeet, Bhupendra Sangeet and dance since Tuesday evening at Kachari Maidan where they gathered for participating in the three-day event of State Government�s flagship programme �Gyanjyoti-2015�.
Besides, songs (on Tuesday) and dance quiz competitions, sightseeing and entertainment programmes were also being organised here for them.
The Vice-Chancellor of Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Dr Kamal Malla Bujarbaruah, inaugurated the programme in the presence of the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner, Solanki Vishal Vasant, the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Anjanav Chaliha, academicians Prasanta Bordoloi, Hemendra Chandra Bhattacharya and several other officials and students of the districts.
Though Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi, was scheduled to inaugurate the programme, he could not attend due to some unknown reason. Citing the world-famous success stories of Sir Isaac Newton and Thomas Alva Edison, Dr Bujarbaruah caught the attention of the young talents during his inaugural speech.
�Every one of us knows that knowledge is power. But, until and unless we apply it, we cannot say that it makes us powerful. The stories of Newton and Thomas Alva Edison inspired the minds of innovators to engage in scientific experiments and innovations,� said Dr Bujarbaruah.
As the city of Jorhat has several institutions of engineering and technology, experimental research, including Jorhat Engineering College, Assam Agricultural University, Northeast Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat Institute of Science and Technology, Tocklai Tea Research Institute and many others, the AAU V-C advised the students to gather their knowledge about such institutes during the visit.
Since the inception of the programme in 2004, the State Government has been providing facilities to the schools and students of the government and provincialised schools to visit historically and geographically important places, industrial towns and important educational and research institutions in the State to impart knowledge and encouragement. Stressing on the importance of sightseeing during school days, the Deputy Commissioner, Solanki Vishal Vasant said that visiting the Jorhat city would enrich their knowledge and it would help every one of them in their academic career in the future.
The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Anjanav Chaliha, said that the visit to the Jorhat Science Centre and Planetarium would help them understanding the solar system and the recent discoveries of astrophysics.