GUWAHATI, Sept 5 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today urged all sections of society to initiate resolute actions for guiding the future generation of Assam and to use modern education as an important tool for the empowerment of society.
Speaking at the 58th State-level celebrations of Teachers� Day at Srimanta Sankaradeva International Auditorium of Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Sonowal said that society needs to take the responsibility to lead the young generation as ideal citizens.
He felicitated 36 teachers of the State and 10 teachers from Kamrup Metro for their extraordinary services. He also felicitated Tasnim Begum from Dhubri with a special award. Besides, principals and presidents of the managing committees of the first 10 schools, for showing extraordinary results in the HSLC examinations, were felicitated and cheques worth Rs 1 lakh each were given to the schools.
Moreover, Kamrup, Kamrup Metro and Jorhat were accorded salutation for showing prominence in Diksha App.
�In this competitive world, the teachers have to take the responsibility of helping our students to be talented, able and expert on all aspects. In order to enrich the academic environment of the State, teachers will have to take the leading role. For transforming the available human resources of the State, the values of traditionalism, culture and spirituality have to be ingrained in them,� he said.
Referring to the contributions of eminent linguist, the late Tabu Ram Taid, Sonowal said that he would remain ever important to society for his unparallel contributions. He also urged the teachers to foster an enabling environment for the State�s human resources.
Stating that Assam is a land where sun rises earlier than most of the regions of the country, the Chief Minister said that in compliance with the law of Nature, people of the State would have to change their mindset and inculcate a work culture congenial to the development of Assam.
The Chief Minister emphasised giving rational education to the students where they would be empowered to take right decisions and differentiate between right and wrong. He requested the teachers to teach their students to create a deterrent against superstitions, drug addiction, etc, so that students could lead a society that would be beneficial to the intellectual development of children.
Synchronising with the occasion, the Chief Minister, besides paying floral tributes to the portrait of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, released a souvenir.
Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya, educationist Indrani Dutta, and Principal Secretary, Education Manindar Singh, also spoke on the occasion. MLAs Binanda Saikia, Rituparna Baruah, Commissioner and Secretary Preetom Saikia and a host of dignitaries were present on the occasion.
Teachers� Day at Jatiya Bidyalay: Teachers� Day was observed at Assam Jatiya Bidyalay, Noonmati, with various cultural programmes.
The programme was started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp and garlanding of the portrait of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan by the Principal of the school, Ghanashyam Medhi.
Anindita Gogoi, a student of Class IX, conveyed the significance of observing the day to the audience. It was followed by a group dance, exhibiting Guru Vandana performed by some students.
Adhar Chandra Deka, retired Principal of Sarthebari Higher Secondary School, was present as the chief guest. Dr Girish Chandra Sarma, retired Professor of Arya Vidyapeeth College, was also present on the occasion. Deka congratulated the teachers and students of Assam Jatiya Bidyalay for their contribution to society. He urged the students to explore the world through their mother tongue. Both the dignitaries were felicitated with a bundle of books and a gamosa having the school emblem.
Students of Class X(A) offered a bundle of 45 books to the school library today as a mark of respect to the teachers. An attractive violin and tabla instrumental number was performed by some of the students.