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Sabha mulls opening Assamese-medium primary schools
City Correspondent
 GUWAHATI, Sept 13 - The Asam Sahitya Sabha has taken an initiative to establish Assamese-medium primary schools across the State. The Sabha initiative has come following the decision of the State education department to close down a number of primary schools due to lack of students.

 The Sabha will prepare the syllabus, work out the modalities and bring out books for the schools set up by it. Sabha teams will also monitor activities in every such school.

“A number of lower primary schools in the State have been closed down or are on the brink of closure. Even the school where Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal pursued his primary education has been closed down. So we have taken the initiative to resurrect the Assamese-medium primary education system,” Sanjib Sarma, secretary of the Asam Sahitya Sabha, Guwahati office, said.

Sarma revealed that the Sabha took the initiative at a recent meeting, and is now seeking public views on the matter. Further steps will depend on the public opinion. “Public opinion will decide the future strategy in implementation of the project,” Sarma added.

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