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Dambarudhar Sarma Award distribution function held
 JAGIROAD, Sept 2 - Sikshasevi Dambarudhar Sarma Smriti Nyash Samiti, a memorial trust under Mayong Circle recently organised its fourth annual awards distribution ceremony in memory of ‘Dambarudhar Sarma’ and ‘Nilima Borthakur Sarma’ at the premises of Jagi HS School, 7 km from here with a seminar session. The Nyash felicitated two meritorious students, who secured highest marks in the last HSLC examination under Mayong Block and ‘Dambarudhar Sarma Memorial Award’ and “Nilima Borthakur Sarma Memorial Award’ was given to Prince Gohain and Ribha Bora with a gamusa, japi, Rs 5000 in cash and citation each respectively at the function by the invited guests.

  A seminar on the topic ‘actual significance of education’ was organised on the occasion. Writer and thinker, Diganta Biswa Sarma, Associate Professor in English of Jagiroad College and Dr Dipak Jyoti Baruah were the main participants in the seminar session. In his keynote address on the topic, Diganta Biswa Sarma said that there has been a palpable change in the society due to the changing economic scenario of our country. A lot of changes have also been noticed in the education scenario. Today, it is the market forces which determine what we should do. ‘Utility’, more than any other thing has become the most important objective of education. Such a shift to mere utilisation of benefits from education may lead us to a spiritual vacuum. Such a situation will portend ill for our future generations, he cautioned.

Referring to a few scholars’ views upon the present-day status of our education, he contended that we have failed to regulate the economy by ourselves, which in turn has come to adversely affect the contemporary education scenario. An economy, which plays a subversive role in education, cannot do good for our nation, he said.

Another speaker of the seminar session, Dr Dipak Jyoti Baruah upheld the need for an integrated approach to teaching and learning. Transaction of learning is an enterprise in which the teacher ought to play the role of facilitation. In the information age, well thought-out plans and policies in education have become all the more important, he said.

Former Secretary, APSC, Trailokya Mohan Sarma released a memorial book, title Sapnadarsha, edited by Ajit Sarma, secretary, Morigaon district unit of Asam Sahitya Sabha and published by the Smriti Nyash Samiti. In his memorial lecture, Sarma recalled their contributions in the area specially of Swahid Surjya Bora Girls’ High School and Jagi Kalpataru Puthibharal and Krishti Chora, a socio-cultural and educational organisation under Mayong circle. The seminar session was conducted by the Smriti Nyash Samiti vice-chairman, Dr Anil Kr Bora while the secretary Dr Utpal Sarma offered the welcome address earlier.

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