STAFF REPORTER GUWAHATI, June 3 - “In the age of knowledge explosion and technology boom, our entire education system should be guided in a way to make the most of the existing facilities and this would be possible only when our teachers are well trained and equipped to guide the younger generation. Latest technology has the potential make education more effective with its proper use.”
The HSLC, High Madrassa and HS toppers at the felicitation ceremony organised by AASU at the District Library in Guwahati on Monday. – AT photo
Eminent academician and former Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University, Dr Alak Kumar Buragohain, made the above remarks while speaking at the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) event organised at the District Library here to honour the students who excelled in this year’s school leaving and HS examinations.
In the event, 39 rank holders of HSLC exam, three toppers of the Assam High Madrassa exam, 18 rank holders of HS final exam in the Art stream, 18 toppers of the Commerce stream, and 26 rank holders of Science stream were felicitated.
The heads of 65 institutions, which produced toppers in HSLC, AHM and HS final year exams, were also honoured in the event. The AASU also felicitated the candidates clearing the UPSC this year. Three of such candidates, Diksha Langthasa, Tapas Basumatari and Rahul Kumar Gupta, attended today’s event.
Speaking on the occasion, AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath said that many components of the new draft education policy were already demanded by the student body. However, any provisions to hamper the regional language and regional education system would be opposed by the AASU, he said.
“The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) can be implemented with ease in Guwahati. However, in the interior pockets of Dima Hasao or Karbi Anglong, it might not be feasible or convenient,” he added.
AASU general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi also exhorted the students to continue their hard work towards achieving their goals.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor of the Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University Dr Deepak Kumar Sarma said that the rank holders must not be complacent after their achievement. “Others look up to you as role models and you have to lead the society in future,” he added.
“Learning is a continuous process. We need a learning society instead of a learned society,” he mentioned.
Senior scientist of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Dr Haladhar Deb Sarma said that there must be a strong desire among the students to pursue their goals.
AASU chief adviser Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya said that the State needs more national-level institutes like the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, special institutes for river studies, and research centres for traditional medicines.
He asked the students to always stay connected to their roots and feel proud in being an Assamese.