GUWAHATI, June 4 � President of Asam Sahitya Sabha Rong Bong Terang today urged the fertile brains of the State to spearhead the development movement in Assam and catapult the State to a position where all-round sustainable development is achieved.
Terang was speaking as the chief guest at a function to felicitate the toppers of High School Leaving Certificate, Higher Secondary and High Madrassa examinations.
Four of the candidates from Assam who had cleared this year�s UPSC examination including Arunita Phukan, Shankarbrata Rai Medhi, Ankita Kar and Dr Mannan Akhtar were also felicitated. Father of Mantu Kumar Das, another successful candidate from Assam, accepted felicitation on his ward�s behalf.
The function was organised by the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) at Rabindra Bhawan.
�It is really great to see so many youths do well overcoming different kinds of hurdles. It gives me a ray of hope and I want that the fertile brains do not forget the issues of the State and rather work for the remedies in their own capacity,� Terang pointed out.
AASU adviser Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya, while addressing the students, said, �It is true that had AASU stayed confined to addressing issues of students only, more could have been done. But as things stood, we had to work for both issues in parallel form.�
Dr Bhattacharya vowed to fight for the issues of the students and demanded immediate solution to the problems gripping the education sector in the State.
He asked the State Government to come up with a permanent solution to issues like vacancy of the posts of teachers in Government schools and lack of proper infrastructure. Moreover, the problem of brain drain was also highlighted by the students� leader.
�Nowadays, parents are apprehensive of enrolling their wards in schools affiliated to State Board, which is a matter of concern. The Government must identity the problem and work towards it,� he stated.
Educationist Basanta Deka, AASU president Sankar Prasad Rai, its general secretary Tapan Kumar Gogoi and a host of other noted personalities were present on the occasion.