GUWAHATI, Feb 26 - The scholarships for the Sofura Talent Discovery Examination 2016, organised by monthly children�s magazine Sofura were distributed today at the KBR auditorium of Cotton College.
The scholarships were awarded to the first three position holders in four segments each of Assamese and English-medium students. The Sofura talent discovery examination was held in October 2016.
Speaking in the scholarship distribution programme, educationist Dr Jagadish Pargiri said that parents have a major responsibility in creating the right environment for the overall personality development of their children.
�In a competitive world, where everyone is running after securing good marks in exams and getting good jobs eventually, we also need to inculcate a spirit of camaraderie, compassion and social responsibility among the children. For society to survive and flourish, we also need good human beings, apart from doctors, engineers and technocrats,� he said.
Today�s programme was organised in association with the Centre for Studies in Humanities, Cotton College.
Dr Dharanidhar Goswami, secretary of the Assam Higher Secondary Educational Council, stressed the role of teachers guiding the children on the right direction.
�A society that holds its teachers in high esteem, is a society that creates good human beings,� he said adding that no matter whatever the field or profession the students choose, they must never forget the culture of their land and the values inculcated by their parents and teachers.
The editor of Sofura, Rupam Barua, presided over today�s programme.