GUWAHATI, Jan 8 � The vital responsibility of parents, guardians, elder persons and teachers in motivating the younger generation towards the noble task of serving society and also fighting social evils like terrorism and corruption was highlighted by several speakers at the 18th foundation day celebration of Sankardev Shishu Niketan at North Guwahati on Thursday.
Speaking as chief guest, veteran journalist DN Chakravartty called upon the youths and students to be fully conscious about the faith reposed in them by the nation to fight all forms of terrorism -- both from within the country and outside.
He also dwelt at length on the noble teachings of Indian scriptures and thinkers who laid down before the countrymen the sacred path of serving the motherland in particular and mankind in general.
Giving tips to the students for securing a long life, Chakravartty appealed to the students to practise good habits and strict discipline both in respect of food, work and sleep, and hoped that the Assamese students would overcome their sense of inferiority complex and be able to compete effectively with the rest of the world.
The meeting held under the presidentship of Brajen Baruah was addressed by Ashutosh Barman, Prof Bonti Bora, Sachin Bhuyan and Gauri Kakati.
The secretary of the Shishu Niketan, Samarendra Bharadwaj, in his report, said that during the last 17 years the Niketan had been able to bring out several batches of students who had passed out creditably in the State board final examination.
Educationist Nandeswar Saikia who is a former principal of the local high school was felicitated on the occasion.
Saikia, in his address, stressed the need for greater cooperation between teachers and parents for building the character of the future hopefuls of the country.