GUWAHATI, Oct 23 - Reiterating that the youths of the State must be mentored by all stakeholders so that they can contribute meaningfully to society, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has said that all the IAS, IPS and IFS officers of the State should be able to inspire the youths to aim big and become worthy citizens of the country.
Inaugurating a mentoring programme �Aarohan� at a city hotel on Saturday in the presence of 200 IAS, IPS and IFS officers of the State, both serving and retired, Sonowal underlined the importance of the mentoring programme in guiding the youths to show them the correct path and fulfilling their career aspirations.
Aarohan is a mentoring programme, which would look after the proper guidance and mentoring aspects of the next generation with a vision to create a resource pool of able mentors and mentees within a period of three to five years. With an aim to nurture young talents in different fields and give them opportunity to showcase their potential, the mentoring programme would seek to ensure quality education reaches every household.
By identifying 3,000 young students � mainly from underprivileged strata of society � with brilliant academic records hailing from remotest corners of the State, Aarohan will engage the services of both serving and retired IAS, IPS and IFS officers of Assam cadre to mentor them during this financial year itself in fulfilling their career objectives, imparting knowledge from their vast experiences and exposure to different situations. The mentorship will be purely on a voluntary basis where the officers will take it upon themselves to guide the upcoming generation of the State towards excellence.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Education Himanta Biswa Sarma said that along with Aarohan, another programme �Gunotsav� has also been started where the IAS, IPS and IFS officers will visit all schools of the State and monitor the functioning, take part in the activities of the schools for the day and have midday meal with the students.
Chief Secretary VK Piparsenia, DGP Mukesh Sahay along with top civil service and police officials of the State were present on the occasion.