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Assam CM recalls contributions of Dr LP Dutta, Hanumanbux Kanoi

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Platinum Jubilee celebration of DHS Kanoi College comes to an end ** Himanta unveils statue of Dr Bhupen Hazarika at Dibrugarh

HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, Oct 16: Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday in a day-long trip to Dibrugarh attended as chief guest the closing ceremony of the platinum jubilee celebrations of the historic Dibrugarh Hanumanbux Surajmal Kanoi College.

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This apart, the chief minister also visited the erosion-affected Maijan area, inaugurated a statue of Bharat Ratna Dr Bhupen Hazarika at the deputy commissioner’s office premises and attended the ongoing Assam Tea Golden Cup Football Tournament at the Chowkidinghee Field in the city.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the platinum jubilee of the historic college, Sarma termed DHS Kanoi College one of the foremost institutions contributing towards the rise of the education sector in the state.

Recalling the contributions of late Dr Lakshmi Prasad Dutta, the founder vice-principal of DHS Kanoi College and the first rector of Dibrugarh University, towards the spread of education among the masses, the chief minister praised the educator’s attitude of selfless service towards the society.

The chief minister also paid rich tributes to Hanumanbux Kanoi, who was conferred with the Padmashree in 1965, for his efforts that led to the establishment of Dibrugarh Hanumanbux Surajmal Kanoi College.

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“His life and works are a source of inspiration and motivation for all,” the chief minister said.

Mentioning DHSK College’s prominent alumni such as former chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, former judge of Supreme Court B L Hansaria, among others, the chief minister lauded the role of the educational institution in producing personalities who have made immense contributions towards the betterment of the society and the process of nation-building.

Stating that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the nation is on the path towards becoming a ‘New India’, Sarma lauded the country’s achievements in fields as diverse as education, health, science and technology, etc. He stated that Indian scientists and policymakers are working day and night in realising an ‘Atmarirbhar Bharat’ in near future. The chief minister put forward the mantra of three Ds – Digitisation, Decentralisation and Decarbonisation in achieving the India of the Prime Minister’s dream. In coming years, health, education and power would be the sectors that would get the maximum focus, the chief minister added.

The chief minister also appealed to the students of DHSK College to use emotion for constructive purposes so that Assam can be transformed into one of the most progressive states in the country.

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The chief minister also appealed to the faculty members of DHSK College to ‘adopt’ at least one school each in Dibrugarh and spend a day in a month with the staff and students of that institute, guiding them in their quest for excellence. The chief minister also stressed upon the need for students of the state to gain spoken knowledge in English and Hindi.

Sarma made an announcement of grant of Rs 5 crore for construction of a state-of-the-art, modern, air-conditioned auditorium in the premises of DHS Kanoi College.



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