HT CorrespondentMANGALDAI, Sept 7: Minister of Environment and Forest and Guardian minister of Darrang, Chandramohan Patowary attended the Anundoram Borooah Award programme held at district library auditorium at Mangaldai, Darrang on Wednesday.
Rs 16,000 was centrally deposited to each of the bank accounts of 22,601 students in the state under the Anundoram Borooah Award Scheme for meritorious students who have scored above 75 percent in HSLC Examination 2022 at Sankardev Kalakshetra Auditorium. As a part of the initiative, a total of 835 students of Darrang District received the amount. Out of 835, 274 students secured distinction while 561 secured star marks.
Speaking at the programme, minister Patowary said that Anundoram Borooah Award is a step taken by the State Government to encourage students to achieve great success in their future academic careers while recognising the efforts and dedication of the students in securing good results in HSLC. He also remarked that the award instituted in the name of Anundoram Borooah carries a lot of significance and he urged the students to study about the life and works of scholar Anundoram Borooah who was India’s 5th and Assam’s first ICS officer during British reign.
He also spoke about various steps taken by the State Government for development of the education sector in the state. He informed that a model school would be set up in each of 126 assembly constituencies in the state while 97 model colleges have already been set up till now. He also said that 51,655 TET qualified teachers have been appointed in the state between 2011-22.
The minister informed that 9 girls’ colleges are being constructed in the State and foundation of one girl’s college will be laid in Darrang on September 17 by the state chief minister.
Urging the students to aspire for achieving excellence in their chosen fields, minister Patowary underscored the importance of retaining moral values in today’s highly competitive environments. Apart from becoming successful, one must also endeavour to be a good human being, he said.
Sipajhar MLA Dr Paramananda Rajbongshi, Mangaldai MLA Basanta Das, Dalgaon MLA Majibur Rahman, chairman of AFDC Gurujyoti Das, deputy commissioner of Darrang Pranab Kumar Sarmah and other dignitaries were also present in the programme.
Our Cachar correspondent adds: The Anundoram Borooah Awards were given away in Cachar district here on Wednesday. The ceremonial distribution was held at Rajib Bhaban, Silchar.
Speaking as the chief guest of the occasion, minister for Transport, Excise & Fishery Parimal Suklabaidya said, “The Anundoram Borooah award has encouraged competitiveness among the students. This has resulted in a growing percentage of first division holders in HSLC examination.”
Elaborating on the State Government strategies and development policies, minister Suklabaidya said that there is a vast change in the education sector in terms of infrastructural development in the state under the leadership of CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The minister said that earlier the schools lacked necessary buildings, desks, benches. Now the scenario has changed and almost all the schools are well equipped with modern facilities like computers, smart boards, etc.
“This is the result of the present government’s positive steps towards successful implementation of schemes under Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan Mission,” the minister added.The minister spoke at length on the new education policies taken up by the State Government regarding the education of tea garden labourers.
Minister Suklabaidya said, “Present Government is working for the overall development of the people in the tea garden areas. The Government has made arrangements to provide free education to the children of the tea workers, besides, a model school is being constructed in the garden area so that the children of the garden areas do not have to go far for their studies and can avail higher education facilities in their vicinity.”
The minister stated that 96 model schools are being set up in tea garden areas in the State.
While talking at the event, Cachar deputy commissioner Rohan Kumar Jha said that the Government of Assam is currently taking very fast steps for comprehensive development of Government schools. In this regard, the teacher recruitment process is going on transparently and this process is continuing. In the interest of educational development, the Government has provincialised 54,103 teachers in about 12,099,000 schools in all the districts of Assam from 2012 to 2021. Apart from this, 51,655 teaching posts have been filled through direct recruitment.
DC Jha stated that the 75 years old system since independence in Government schools and some of these schools were established before independence and many are around 70-75 years old and hence require extensive infrastructural development. The infrastructure of most of the primary schools is being improved with the joint efforts of the State and Central Governments to provide the necessary facilities to the students in schools as per the Right to Education Act.
“The Assam Government has already started the process of providing Rs 10,000 crore grant to 4000 schools as announced by the chief minister and the Government of Assam is committed to the planned implementation of the above development processes undertaken by the Government of Assam. If this process is completed, it will give a new dimension in the education scenario,” quipped DC Rohan Kumar Jha.
DC Jha further informed that as many as 764 meritorious students of 127 schools of Cachar district who had secured more than 75 percent marks in the HSLC examination 2022 were given away cash award of rupees 16,000 which was transferred instantly to their bank accounts.
President, Cachar Zilla Parishad, Amitabha Rai also spoke on the occasion.Earlier, inspector of schools, Semina Yasmin Ara Rahaman delivered the welcome address and said that the award distribution which started in 2005 has inspired the students to register commendable results.
It is pertinent to mention that the Anundoram Borooah Award Scheme was started in the year 2005 and the students who secured 75 percent or more than 75 percent in HSLC examination conducted by the board of secondary education are eligible for the Anundoram Borooah Award.
The event was also attended by MP, Silchar Dr Rajdeep Roy, Silchar legislator Dipayan Chakraborty, district development commissioner, in-charge education, Rajib Roy and several others.
Our Morigaon correspondent adds: Minister for Information, Science & Technology Keshab Mahanta felicitated the meritorious students who secured 75 percent and above in the HSLC and AHM during the Anundoram Borooah Award distribution programme held at district library on Wednesday.
The minister felicitated 637 meritorious students of the district. The award distribution ceremony was attended by deputy commissioner Devashish Sarma, ADCs, COs and inspector of school.
Our Jorhat correspondent adds: Minister for Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary and Border Areas Development Atul Bora was the chief guest at a function to distribute the Anundoram Borooah Awards to meritorious students who had excelled in this year’s HSLC examination in Jorhat district on Wednesday.
In the ceremony held at Sri Sri Pitambar Deva Goswami auditorium, 1123 candidates who secured star and distinction marks received Rs 16000 via online payment mode in their bank accounts.
The minister gave away certificates to five candidates including three rank holders of the district.
Jorhat deputy commissioner Ashok Kumar Barman and MLAs of Teok, Titabar, Mariani and Dergaon were among the dignitaries who attended the function.Bora, in his address, while congratulating the students, asked them to carry out the good work and contribute to nation building. Our Kokrajhar correspondent adds: Along with rest of the state, the Anundoram Borooah Award was also distributed among the meritorious students who has secured 75% and above in the HSLC final examinations this year on Wednesday at different districts of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR).
Notably, the Anundoram Borooah Award Scheme (ARBAS), was launched in the year 2005 by the Government of Assam to motivate, inspire and create healthy competitions amongst students and enrich their perceptions through up-to-date knowledge in this globalised world.
In Kokrajhar, a total of 325 meritorious students were ceremonially given away Anundoram Borooah Award at a programme held at Science College auditorium hall in Kokrajhar.Each meritorious student was given away a certificate of the award consisting Rs16,000 through the DBT procedure in the programme which was organised by district administration, Kokrajhar.
Bodoland Territorial Region chief executive member Pramod Boro ceremonially distributed the Anundoram Borooah Award.
In his speech, Boro said that the State Government and BTR Government has been initiating a strong step for bringing a healthy and quality educational environment.Among others, BTR executive member Ukil Mushahary, MLA Lawrence Islary, Kokrajhar deputy commissioner Varnali Deka were prominent attendees.
In Baksa, Assam cabinet minister Nandita Gorlosa graced as a guest for the Anundoram Borooah Cash Award Distribution Ceremony which was held at Barama College auditorium.BTCLA speaker Katiram Boro, BTR executive members Rakesh Brahma, Ghanashyam Das were also present in the event.
In Udalguri, a total of 402 students who secured a good percentage in the HSLC examination were given the Anundoram Borooah award at a function held at the Auditorium Hall of Udalguri College.
Assam cabinet minister Bimal Bora attended as guest and handed over the award among the students which was organised by the inspector of schools, Udalguri district circle.Among others, BTR executive members Dr Nilut Swargiary, Daobaisa Boro, MLA Charan Boro, BTC MCLA Fresh Mushahary, Udalguri deputy commissioner graced the programmes as guests.