TEZPUR, Nov 8 - Urging common people of the north-eastern region, mostly the student community, to get involved in any work with dedication and honesty, Prof Ashok Chatterjee of Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University, and trustee of Prabhat Education Foundation, said that by 2030 the North East will be one of the most prosperous regions in the nation.
Prof Chatterjee, who was delivering his speech as the chief guest on the 23rd foundation day of Assam Valley School (Balipara), recently said that it will happen because the people of this region understand human values and human life.
Asking the students to give more priority on gaining knowledge, he said that in practical life, the ranks and marks really don’t make any impact on the life of any individual. “I think knowledge and honesty play a major role in the life of a person, because both have been considered most powerful things. Moreover, there is no winner or loser. Everybody has the same value and can contribute to the society and Assam Valley School is the perfect example where all children are considered the same. I am hopeful that this school can play an important role for children to understand human values,” he said.
Meanwhile, addressing the gathering, school head Sonya Mehta said that every educator should feel proud and fortunate to be engaged in a profession like teaching through which one can extend his or her helping hand towards building a better future for the nation.
Highlighting some major achievements, Mehta mentioned that besides other performances by the students, a total of nine students got enrolled into the science coaching programme of 2017-18.
“All the seven students who prepared for the engineering entrance examination qualified VIT and COMED-K examinations, three cleared JEE Mains and one qualified for NEET. The number of students who were successful in NEET and JEE (Mains and Advanced) examinations are increasing as well,” she said.
“This year, the school has introduced science coaching by Vidya Mandir and our students are getting benefits from this,” she added.