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Need to reorient science teaching: Dr Bora

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GUWAHATI, Dec 15 - Reorientation of science teaching at the secondary level in Assam is vital for improvement of teaching the subject in the schools of the State.

This was stressed by Dr Lakshmi Nandan Bora while addressing the function held at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Dr Bijoy Krishna Deva Sarma today.

The function, organised by the Brihattar Panjabari Sahitya Sabha (BPSS) to felicitate eminent mathematician and science writer Dr Deva Sarma, was presided over by Nagen Bhuyan, president, BPSS.

Dr Bora dwelt at length on the importance of science and technology in modern life and described Dr Deva Sarma as a very successful science writer and teacher of mathematics.

Dr Bora released a book on the life and achievements of Dr Deva Sarma published by BPSS and edited by Devaprasad Talukdar.

Addressing the function as an appointed speaker, Dr Barindra Kumar Sarma, retired professor of physics of Gauhati University, pointed out the deficiencies of high school-level teaching of science and mathematics and stressed the need for proper inspection, improvement of infrastructure, and proper training of teachers.

He added that most of the schools in Assam suffered from deficiencies in the field of teaching of science and mathematics.

DN Chakravartty, founder president of BPSS, who lighted the ceremonial lamp at the beginning of the function, described Dr Deva Sarma as a successful teacher, a widely-read science teacher and a great gentleman. He proposed that Dr Deva Sarma be conferred the title �Ganit Surya� in recognition for his distinguished services to the cause of teaching of mathematics in the North East. The meeting accepted the proposal amid cheers and clapping.

Dr Deva Sarma was felicitated on behalf of the BPSS with a phulam gamosa, a xarai and a shawl.

A cash award of Rs 10,000 was offered to Mayukh Nath by Dr Deva Sarma on behalf of the Bijoy-Meena Education Trust.

Pradip Baruah, Editor of the Assamese fortnightly Prantik addressed the function as a special guest. Snehalata Das, Meera Saharia and Rupjyoti Ojah presented Loka Sangeet. Urmila Chakravarty gave an introduction to the life and achievements of Dr Deva Sarma.

Earlier, BPSS secretary Mafizuddin Ahmed welcomed the guests.

Dr Deva Sarma, in his acceptance speech, said that human life is regulated by mathematics and whether in the natural life or in day-to-day life, influence of mathematics is palpable.

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Need to reorient science teaching: Dr Bora

GUWAHATI, Dec 15 - Reorientation of science teaching at the secondary level in Assam is vital for improvement of teaching the subject in the schools of the State.

This was stressed by Dr Lakshmi Nandan Bora while addressing the function held at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Dr Bijoy Krishna Deva Sarma today.

The function, organised by the Brihattar Panjabari Sahitya Sabha (BPSS) to felicitate eminent mathematician and science writer Dr Deva Sarma, was presided over by Nagen Bhuyan, president, BPSS.

Dr Bora dwelt at length on the importance of science and technology in modern life and described Dr Deva Sarma as a very successful science writer and teacher of mathematics.

Dr Bora released a book on the life and achievements of Dr Deva Sarma published by BPSS and edited by Devaprasad Talukdar.

Addressing the function as an appointed speaker, Dr Barindra Kumar Sarma, retired professor of physics of Gauhati University, pointed out the deficiencies of high school-level teaching of science and mathematics and stressed the need for proper inspection, improvement of infrastructure, and proper training of teachers.

He added that most of the schools in Assam suffered from deficiencies in the field of teaching of science and mathematics.

DN Chakravartty, founder president of BPSS, who lighted the ceremonial lamp at the beginning of the function, described Dr Deva Sarma as a successful teacher, a widely-read science teacher and a great gentleman. He proposed that Dr Deva Sarma be conferred the title �Ganit Surya� in recognition for his distinguished services to the cause of teaching of mathematics in the North East. The meeting accepted the proposal amid cheers and clapping.

Dr Deva Sarma was felicitated on behalf of the BPSS with a phulam gamosa, a xarai and a shawl.

A cash award of Rs 10,000 was offered to Mayukh Nath by Dr Deva Sarma on behalf of the Bijoy-Meena Education Trust.

Pradip Baruah, Editor of the Assamese fortnightly Prantik addressed the function as a special guest. Snehalata Das, Meera Saharia and Rupjyoti Ojah presented Loka Sangeet. Urmila Chakravarty gave an introduction to the life and achievements of Dr Deva Sarma.

Earlier, BPSS secretary Mafizuddin Ahmed welcomed the guests.

Dr Deva Sarma, in his acceptance speech, said that human life is regulated by mathematics and whether in the natural life or in day-to-day life, influence of mathematics is palpable.

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