SILAPATHAR, Nov 13 � The Rashtriya Siksha Divas (National Education Day) to mark the birth anniversary of Independent India�s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was celebrated with a daylong programme at the Borpathar Nabajyoti ME School here on Tuesday under the aegis of the Dhemaji district Asom Sarva Siksha Abhijan Mission.
Dhemaji Deputy Commissioner Monalisha Goswami lit the lamp and garlanded the portrait of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in the morning. The purpose of the Rashtriya Siksha Divas was stated by the District Project Officer, Dhemaji, Bedabrat Bora. Bhaskar Pegu, Additional Deputy Commissioner and District Mission Coordinator, SSA, Dhemaji, opened the art exhibition on the occasion.
A quiz competition was held among the students of lower and upper primary schools in the area. In the lower primary quiz competition, the Lakuwachuk LP School, Kenduguri LP School and Khanamukh LP School got the first, second and third prizes respectively among seven groups. In the upper primary quiz, the Borpathar Nabajyoti ME (A) School, Phulbari ME School and Borpathar Nabajyoti ME (B) School stood first, second and third respectively among eight groups.
The open session started with a Diha Naam by a group from the Borpathar Nabajyoti ME School, led by Dipankar Khanikar. It was presided over by the vice principal of the Silapathar Residential Higher Secondary School, Dundiraaj Upadhaya.
Bishajyotishmana Chutia, a student of Class IX of the Dhemaji Girls� Higher Secondary School, and Naba Kanta Baruah, a student of Class VIII of the Borpathar Nabajyoti ME School, spoke on Maulana Azad�s contributions to the nation and his education policy.
The District Project Officer of Dhemaji, Hemanta Bordoloi and Romen Medhi, headmaster of the Silapathar Town Girls� High School Shiva Prasad Baruah, poet Bhuban Das, teacher Prabin Gogoi, Ranjit Changmai, Bijoy Konwar, Bhuban Konwar, Prabin Lahon and others attended the open meet. The vote of thanks was offered by Chitra Borgohain, headmaster of the Borpathar Nabajyoti ME School.