SIVASAGAR, Dec 10: The year-long centenary celebrations of the Namti Boys’ HS School ended on Saturday with the presentation of a traditional ‘Bhaona’ on the stage ‘Bipra Damodar Akhyan aru Dantavakrar Muktilav’ by the students of the school in the evening. The two-day concluding function was attended by a large number of alumni from different parts of the country and abroad.
On December 9, hundred numbers of flags were hoisted by leading citizens of the entire area and it was inaugurated by Amguri MLA Pradip Hazarika and president of the celebration committee, and Minuma Hatibaruah, principal of the school. Md Safiur Rahman, executive president of the committee did the ‘Tarpan’ while Badan Chandra Sarma, ex-principal, inaugurated the exhibition. The cultural procession was flagged off by Mohini Kumar Mahanta, former principal, Namti SPP College. The cultural evening was inaugurated by former principal, Buddhindranath Bhattacharjya. Nazira MLA Debabrata Saikia and the leader of the Opposition also attended the cultural function.
Earlier, the seminar held on the occasion on ‘The Brainpower and the Infinite Possibilities’ was moderated by Suresh Saikia, president, the All Assam Senior Citizens’ Association. Saikia cited examples of motivational speaker Nicholas James Vujicic to inspire the students on how one can perform even seemingly impossible works in life with sheer willpower. Participating as a speaker, Dr. Narayan Upadhyay, former professor, AMC Dibrugarh, said that there is no use taking brain-enhancing medicines and special foods as the brain takes only carbohydrates and oxygen. Hence only a balanced diet and balanced exercise are required to keep the brain healthy.
Citing ‘Slokas’ from ‘Bhagavad Gita’, Dr. Upadhyay said intelligence are of four types e.g. general intelligence, specific intelligence, spiritual intelligence and interpersonal intelligence. The parent’s work is to identify the intelligence of their wards first and then choose the way for him or her as a career. Quoting from the book ‘Limitless’ by Jim Kwik, invited speaker Dr Nita Kalita Baruah of Dibrugarh University said that the present generation is facing four challenges in life- 4Ds which are digital deluge, digital distractions, digital dementia and digital deduction (violence) explaining the challenges, she said that one must be skilled enough to cope with them from an early age to shine in life. Manoj Kumar Borthakur, vice president, Assam State Journalists Union (ASJU) also took part in the discussion which was moderated by Dr. Biman Chandra Arandhara, HoD, Economics, Amguri College.
The open session on Saturday was presided over by Pradip Hazarika, president, of the celebration committee. Speaking as the chief guest, Dr. Nani Gopal Mahanta said that the Government has over howled the education system through the NEP to cope with the mind-boggling changes in the entire multi-verse and the world of humans. He said that the Namti HS Boys’ School will be upgraded to a model school the next year with the introduction of the CBSE course. Dr. Anil Gogoi, former professor Jhanji HNS College also addressed the meeting. The alumni meet was moderated by Mukul Bhattacharjya and Santanu Dutta.