NAHARKATIA, Jan 5 � Naharkatia Higher Secondary School is getting ready to celebrate its 75 years of glorious existence. Preparation is currently under way to celebrate the historic moment with a three-day extravaganza on January 16, 17 and 18.
Established in 1939 as a high school, and later upgraded to higher secondary level in 1964, the school has always been the backbone of education in Naharkatia and its surrounding areas.
The colourful celebration will take off on January 16 with the unfurling of 75 school flags by the school teachers, ex-teachers, alumni and officials of the Platinum Jubilee Organising Committee.
The celebration will culminate on January 18 with an open session, scheduled to be attended by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, AASU advisor Samujjal Bhattacharyya, and others. The three-day festivity is packed with serious brainstorming sessions, rich display of culture and exhibitions.
According to the organisers, the biggest pillar of support in organising this ceremony has been the ex-students. If the 1976 batch decided to install the statue of pioneer educationist Phatik Chandra Gogoi, the 1981 batch took over the responsibility of publishing the Platinum Jubilee souvenir. Other batches followed, with the 1985 batch installing a water cooler and the 1978 batch providing a xerox machine.
The three-day festivity will see an end to the year-long celebration that began on February 8 last year. Past few months saw the school buzzing with activities, like an alumni meet on July 20, a school football tournament and a workshop in August, besides another workshop on Sattriya dance in December.