BISWANATH CHARIALI, July 20 - Two lakhs primary school teachers from all over the nation will gather in New Delhi to seek justice against the government policies undertaken in the education sector. This was vowed in the 42nd biennial session of Asam Rajyik Prathamik Sikshak Sanmilani, the apex body of the primary school teachers of the State that concluded successfully here on July 13.
The programme commenced with the flag hoisting by Jivan Chandra Borah, president, Asam Rajyik Prathamik Sikshak Sanmilani followed by swahid tarpan and plantation drive on July 11. The delegate camp was inaugurated by Ruli Sharma, Chairperson, Biswanath Municipal Board while first day’s other programmes included felicitation of the retired teachers, exhibition and book fair and the delegate session.
The second day’s programme began with a colourful cultural procession followed by the open session. Well-decorated jumbos, ethnic cultural presentations including Bihu, Jhumur, Bodo and Karbi dances, gayan-bayan, bhaona etc., were showcased in the procession which attracted people.
Taking part in the open session, general secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Prathamik Sikshak Sangha, Kamalakanta Tripathi commented that the teachers’ body in Assam is one of the best organizations in the nation. He alleged that the government had encouraged setting up of private schools more than government schools in Assam. He also lamented the problems being faced by the primary teachers of Assam and assured all possible help in this respect.
Biswanath MLA Pramod Borthakur said that he would always be raising his voice for the solution of teachers’ problems. The session was conducted by Ratul Chandra Goswami and Paresh Borah. Bakul Dutta of Bokakhat and Kusum Konwar were presented with ‘Sikshak Shree’ and ‘Dronacharya’ awards respectively in the programme. A souvenir and the mouthpiece of Sanmilani Shikshajyoti was also released.
The concluding day’s programmes included last delegate session and the election of the new office-bearers. A new executive body was selected with Jivan Chandra Borah as president and Ratul Chandra Goswami as general secretary.
It needs to be mentioned here that around 1200 delegates representing 52 sub-divisional units of the teachers’ body from all over the State participated in the session that was held in North Assam for the first time after its formation in 1949.