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20th Annual All Assam Inter-College Quiz Competition held at Biswanath College

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HT Correspondent

BISWANATH CHARIALI, Sept 15: The 20th Annual All Assam Inter-College Sadananda Chaliha Memorial Elocution and Najeebur Rahman Memorial Quiz Competition took place on Friday at Biswanath College, featuring the enthusiastic participation of over 50 undergraduate students from various degree colleges and universities across the state.

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The day-long event commenced with the lighting of a lamp to pay homage to Late Sadananda Chaliha and Late Najeebur Rahman. Smriti Rekha Borah, vice-principal of the college, and Balin Bhuyan, assistant professor in the department of Assamese, paid tribute to these illustrious individuals by highlighting their remarkable achievements and contributions to society.

The inaugural session of the competition, chaired by Dr Chinta Mani Sharma, the principal of the college, was honoured by the presence of Dr Neha Yadav, assistant deputy commissioner of Biswanath district. Dr Yadav emphasised the significance of extracurricular activities alongside academic performance. She remarked, “It is more important to become a good human being, and for that, each person should take a pledge to help at least one person in their lifetime.”

The Elocution Competition centred around the topic ‘Role of Judiciary in Democracy’ and featured the participation of 12 contestants. Rana Prasad Hazarika, retired professor of Biswanath College, served as the speaker of the Elocution Competition, and Dr Ratna Kingkor Goswami, associate professor at Biswanath College of Agriculture, and Bipul Saikia, associate professor at Tyagbir Hem Baruah College, served as distinguished judges.

The Quiz Competition garnered significant attention from both the teaching fraternity and students, with 10 groups from various degree colleges participating. Following a screening test, the final eight teams advanced to the concluding round, where Dilip Sharma, sub-editor of Pratidin, acted as the quiz master.

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In the Elocution Competition, Ayan Bakshi of Biswanath College of Agriculture secured the first prize, while Geetartha Bora of Sibsagar Commerce College and Shamiran Deuri of Rangapara College claimed the second and third prizes, respectively.

In the Quiz Competition, Partha Protim Bharaluwa and Shaktiman Pegu of SB Deorah College emerged as the winners of the first prize. The second and third prizes were awarded to Sanju Barman and Chinmoy Sarma of Nalbari College and Suman Deka and Shyam Lal Sarkar of Mangaldoi College, respectively.

Both competitions were efficiently coordinated by Dr Dipankar Saikia, professor in-charge of Debate and Symposium, with active support from faculty members, staff, office bearers of Biswanath College Students Union, and the students.

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