TINSUKIA, Feb 24 – The dissolution of Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB) has been greatly resented by the Assam State Power Workers’ Union and in protest the employees of Tinsukia electric supply staged a protest rally and dharna in front of the Deputy General Manager, Assam Power Distribution Corporation Ltd (APDCL), here on Thursday.The workers stated that by dissolution of the aged old historical board, the State Government has proved its intention for privatisation of power sector for which the people of the state will be suffering more. According to the protesters, instead of setting up new power generation units as well as modernisation of old ones, the State Government was taking some anti-people policies like the creation of three corporations. They urged the Government to repeal the Electricity Act 2003 otherwise they would continue their stir more stringently.
Teaching training: To erase the fear of English from the minds of both teachers and the students, Tinsukia district Sarva Siksha Abhijan (SSA) in collaboration with the British Council of India has been organising a series of training programmes for the teachers of lower primary school.
The trainings have become necessary for the introduction of NCERT prepared Marigold series of books in the lower primary schools of the State.
The 6-day non-residential training programmes are being conducted from February 19 in Tinsukia, Margherita and Kakopothar education blocks. At Tinsukia, the activity oriented training to help the teachers for teaching the students in joyful manner has been imparted to 40 teachers at Tinsukia Adarsha Prathamik Vidyalaya. The training will also help the teachers for their self development.
The resource persons of the training had been trained as master trainers by the British Council which has also provided the training modules as well as programmes of the training. The first phase of the training will conclude tomorrow. The trainee teachers will have to undergo 18 days training in three phases.