SIVASAGAR, March 6 - Dainik Barta, an Assamese Daily in association with Ro�d , a premier NGO here organised a literary competition among the school students at the Dr Moidul Islam Bora Public Hall at Zengonikotia on Sunday.
The competition was inaugurated by Dilip Deka, FRO, Sivasagar, where 29 students were given awards for excellence in different categories. The prize distribution ceremony held in the afternoon was presided over by Manoj Borthakur, president of Rongpur Sahitya Sabha.
Borthakur said that most of the schools today do not prepare students as efficient and skilled enough to survive in the highly competitive environment as they teach them how to score marks only. School education does not facilitate scope for developing analytical, emotional health and decision-making power at par with the needs of sustainable development goals set by the United Nations.
On the contrary, literary competitions organised by the social organisations provide the essential exposure and environment for developing analytical qualities, he added.
Inamul Hazarika, secretary of Sivasagar Press Club thanked the organisers for giving the students a scope to showcase their talents. Hakiqur Rahman, retired Principal of Sivasagar Government HS School, Professor Simanta Boruah of Bir Lachit Borphukan College, Anowar Hussain and Khetradhar Phukan, social worker also addressed the gathering while journalist Firoj Khan spoke on the objectives and distributed the prizes among the students.