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STATE

Anundoram Borooah awards presented in Dhubri
Correspondent
 GAURIPUR, Jan 17 Jatindra Lahkar, deputy commissioner, Dhubri distributed Anundoram Borooah Awards among 589 first division holders in HSLC examination-2009 at the District Library auditorium in Dhubri district on January 10 and 11 last.

Addressing the students, guardians and the heads of the institutions in the meeting held for the heads of the institutions in the meeting held for the purpose, Maniklal Mukherjee, retired head of English department BN College, Dhubri said that a new atmosphere for competition has started among the students after introduction of the Anundoram Borooah Award scheme by the State government after the name of the great scholar. He also advised the students to work hard for achieving desired goals.

Earlier, NC Boro, Inspector of Schools, DDC, explained the purpose of the meeting and thanked the guardians, teachers and the students for making the award-giving ceremony a success. Altogether 589 students received computer sets and cash awards. One of the awardee was absent due to illness. The president in his concluding speech appreciated the efforts of the students for their success and hoped that they would be able to succeed in their future lives and could earn laurens to the State.

Satirtha book fair: Under the auspices of the Gauripur branch Sahitya Sabha, a three-day-long book fair called Satirtha Grantha Mela was organised from January 10 to 12 on the premises of Gauripur Public Library. The book fair was formally opened by Nirpendra Nath Dihidar, ex-president of undivided Goalpara Zila Sahitya Sabha amid a large number of teachers, student and book lovers. In his speech, Dihidar expressed his great satisfaction for organising the book-fair at Gauripur, a culturally rich place in the district of Dhubri.

Anjali Brahma, president of Gauripur Branch Lekhika Samaroh Samiti lit the earthen lamp. Prof AM Md Omar, ex-principal, PB College, Gauripur also spoke a few lines on the occasion. Dhirendra Nath Adhikary, president of the branch Sahitya Sabha anchored the programme. Books of both national and international publishers were displayed for sale.