TEZPUR, Nov 3 � �The youth of today have a lot of problems that they have to face and many of them do not have the skills to overcome the obstacles. It is evident that these youth need support in developing better values and morals. Schools have the ability to stand up and take on these problems with their students. With the solid foundation that moral education has built, character education has the ability to assist students in developing strong values and morals, and I hope schools like Assam Valley have been stressing upon such inherent things alongwith other unavoidable academic issues.� This was observed by Prof Malabika Sarkar, member of the Presidency University Governing Board, First Vice-Chancellor of Presidency University, Kolkata while addressing the award giving function on the final day of the 19th Founders� Day of the Assam Valley School held on Sunday.
Appreciating the AVS authority for providing an eco-friendly educational environment, Prof Sarkar in her brief speech added that green thought is possible only in a green spot. Every student must look for a better opportunity to study in a good institution across the globe and to be fit for this, one must prepare for himself /herself during his/her school life with a proper value education.
Earlier, the school Head, Sonya Ghandy Mehta in her welcome address said that the teachers play a pivotal role in making a child a good citizen. They make kids work harder than they ever thought they could, make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honour winner, make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can�t make them sit for 5 minutes without an i-Pod, Game Cube or movie rental and what not. �A doctor wants his child to become a doctor, like an engineer or a businessman want their children to become an engineer, or a CEO, but a teacher also wants his child to become one of them, as well. But it is very sad that nobody wants to become a teacher by choice, but that�s the present day truth, but the role played by a teacher in a society can never be compared to that of a millionaire or a billionaire.�
Highlighting the achievement of the school, she stated that the school has retained it�s No 1 rank in the State of Assam and the Northeast for the last five years in the annual Education World Survey. �AVS is ranked No. 5 in the country in the co-ed residential school category and No. 1 in the categories of Co-curricular Education and infrastructure provisions.
On the other hand, member of governing body of the school, Victor Benerjee releasing the annual Hindi journal Jagaran praised the teachers of the school for taking the school to such a position. He also remembered the contributions of the cultural geniuses, Jyotiprasad Agrawala, Bishnu Prasad Rabha, Natasurya Phani Sarma for whom the place is known all over the globe. In the programme, among other prizes awarded for showing excellent performances in various fields, four major trophies � Academic, Cultural, Sports and Quiz cups were presented to Subansiri-Namdang, Kopili-Dhansiri, Kopili-Dhansiri and Manas houses.