GUWAHATI, March 29 - Aiming to achieve qualitative improvement of primary education in the State, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the MLAs of eight districts where �Gunotsav� is to be implemented during the first phase to initiate steps for developing ten schools at par with model school in their constituencies.
Addressing the MLAs of Barpeta, Chirang, Dibrugarh, Hailakandi, Kamrup (Metro), Lakhimpur, Morigaon and West Karbi Anglong in an orientation programme of �Gunotsav� held today at the Chief Minister�s conference hall at the Janata Bhawan here, Chief Minister Sonowal stated that such an initiative would be a major contribution of the MLAs for ensuring quality in elementary education and improvement of children�s learning outcomes.
Stating that quality citizens are the foundation of a developed society, Chief Minister Sonowal stressed on the need to imbibe moral values among students at the school level.
�In today�s competitive world, only talent matters and school education must strive hard to harness the potential of the students to make them better human beings�, Sonowal said.
Adding that the teaching fraternity should work with a devoted mind to educate the students, Sonowal urged the MLAs to motivate the teachers in order to boost up their dedication for service. Saying that society as a whole would have to carry the burden of guilt for every student who has drifted away, Chief Minister Sonowal mentioned that involvement of MLAs in a noble venture like Gunotsav would pave the way for quality academic environment.
The Gunotsav programme to be conducted from April 4 to 7 next will cover 9,11,588 children of 12,320 schools in eight districts of the State during the first phase. It is expected that the learning gap of each student studying in primary schools will be properly assessed, besides the reading, writing and numerical ability of students will be improved, apart from generating awareness among the teachers, students, administrators, communities and other stakeholders for quality education by this ambitious project of the State Education Department.
The Chief Minister�s Media Adviser Hrishikesh Goswami, Legal Adviser Santanu Bharali, Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia, MLAs of eight districts, where this programme is to be implemented during the first phase, were present in today�s orientation programme.