JORHAT, June 2 � Bagging the 10th position in the HSLC examination, results of which were declared today, Richa Das of Mariani�s St Antony�s High School brought accolades to the entire Jorhat district, which recorded a pass percentage of 68.87 in the examination.
Out of a total of 1,54,56 candidates appearing in the HSLC examination, 10,645 passed in the district. Among those successful candidates, 3095 secured first division, 4525 got second division and 3025 were placed in the third division while 385 candidates got distinction.
Inspector of Schools of Jorhat Hiren Gogoi said that the more number of candidates securing first division than the candidates securing third division is a clear indication of the improvement of quality education in the district.
Another significant aspect of the examination is that Assamese ( the fourth subject) has turned out to be a favourite subject among the students of Bengali medium schools here as five successful candidates of a Bengali medium school here got letter marks in Assamese.
The principal of the Lakshmi Union High School Uma Chakravarty said that her students have been scoring better marks in Assamese for the past several years in the HSLC examination since the teachers as also the students were devoted to the subject in this Bengali medium school.
Out of 79 candidates appearing from the school, 67 passed in the examination and 11 among them got first division.�Torture� of Tezpur dist Bodo Sahitya Sabha member flayed
Tezpur, June 2 � The Tezpur District Bodo Sahitya Sabha, its north Dhekiajuli unit and the Sonitpur district ABSU have condemned in strong terms the alleged mental and physical torture perpetrated on a Tezpur district Bodo Sahitya Sabha member by the security forces at his Batachipur residence on Friday night.
A press note jointly issued by the Bodo bodies here alleged that on Friday night, the police and security forces, led by the Company Commander of the E-Company of 36 Assam Rifles stationed at Batachipur under Dhekiajuli PS in Sonitpur district, conducted a search operation against NDFB (S) militants in the Batachipur area during which they raided the residence of one Kamal Kumar Mochahary at Dwimuguri village, seeking information about the presence of NDFB militants. The press note stated that Mochahary, headmaster of Phakhriguri LP School, has an unmatched contribution towards the society and has always been vocal against antisocial activities like insurgent activities. �He is the founder secretary of the North Dhekiajuli unit of the BSS and is at present, an executive member of the Tezpur District Bodo Sahitya Sabha and through the platform of the BSS, he has always stood against social evils. It is a matter of regret that despite all this, he was tortured in violation of human rights.�
Urging the authorities concerned to immediately stop such wanton acts in the area in the name of search operations against militants, the two organisations also alleged that Mochahary was appearing in an examination for a diploma course at the Dhekiajuli College and during the raid, many important official documents of the BSS and his school, including his admit card, were intentionally damaged and he was physically and mentally tortured.
The two bodies urged the authorities to probe the incident and give exemplary punishment to the officer of the Batachipur-based company of 36 Assam Rifles allegedly involved in the incident. �If we do not get justice, we will go for a vigorous movement,� the press note said, adding they have already submitted a petition to the Assam Government and the Defence Minister, seeking their intervention in the matter.