JORHAT, Sept 5: In consonance with Teachers’ Day and as part of the year-long Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the College of Agriculture, around 200 former (retd) teachers including scientists of the College were felicitated across the campuses and KVKs of Assam Agricultural University.
Addressing a function held at MC Das Memorial Auditorium in the Assam Agricultural University campus here on the occasion vice chancellor the university, Dr Bidyut Chandan Deka said that teachers should not only teach what is in the curriculum but also inspire students to do good research and innovate.
Dr Deka further said that teachers should be able to develop good human resources and in turn students should always respect their teachers.
He said that knowledge had the potential to be translated into power for development of resources for the state and country.
An official of the University said that about 100 former teachers were felicitated at the campus while those who could not come were felicitated at KVKs and other research facilities and institutes under the university.
The ex-teachers were felicitated with phulam gamosa and citation.
Meanwhile, along with rest of country the 61st Teachers’ Day was celebrated in Jorhat district on Monday on the occasion of birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, India’s first Vice-President and second President and a great academician, in a function held centrally at the Baligaon Jagannath Barooah Arjya Vidyalay here.
In the function organised jointly by the Jorhat district administration and Education department, 10 best teachers from different schools of the district were felicitated.
Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa was the chief guest while retired vice principal of Jagannath Barooah College, Jorhat, Bolin Hazarika and Jorhat deputy commissioner Ashok Kumar Barman were guests of honour.
Speaking on the occasion, Tasa while extending his greetings to the teachers, observed that teachers contributed significantly to nation building as they develop the human resources of the country. He urged the students to always pay respect to the teachers.
Jorhat deputy commissioner Ashok Kumar Barman, in his address, too lauded the role played by the teachers in shaping the nation’s future and urged the teachers to put in their best efforts to make their respective schools a model one.
Barman also asked the teachers to mould the character of the students and to imbue a feeling of patriotism among them.
Students of various schools presented dances and songs in the programme, in which additional deputy commissioner Kabita Kakoti Konwar delivered the welcome address.
In the beginning of the function, floral tributes were paid before the portrait of Dr Radhakrishnan.