KOKRAJHAR, Dec 13: A total of 661 meritorious students of Kokrajhar district received Dr Banikanta Kakati Merit Award under the Pragyan Bharati scheme at a function held under the initiative of Kokrajhar district administration at Nilkamal Brahma Auditorium of Kokrajhar Science College on Tuesday.
The programme started with the welcome address delivered by Dr Ramananda Sinha, principal of Kokrajhar Science College and district nodal officer for distribution of scooties under Pragyan Bharati scheme after MLA of Gossaigaon LAC Jiron Basumatary, who participated in the programme as the chief guest lit the lamp.
On the occasion, as the chief guest of the programme, MLA of Gossaigaon LAC Jiron Basumatary ceremonially distributed 6 scooties to the meritorious students in the presence of Jagadish Prasad Brahma, director of Education, Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) and other dignitaries.
The award was given by the department of Higher Education, government of Assam to the students who scored 75 percent and above marks among boys and 60 percent and above among girl students in the last Higher Secondary Examination 2020-21. In Kokrajhar district, out of 661 students who managed to get scooties, 61 boys and 600 girls received scooties.
Addressing the gathering, MLA Jiron Basumatary congratulated the awardees and hoped that their talent would contribute to the development and progress of the state in the future. He urged the students to move forward in the field of education with a competitive spirit in the coming days as the present era is an era of competition.
Jagadish Prasad Brahma, director of Education department, BTR also hoped that the award would inspire the students to shape their future. He advised the students to drive the scooties with utmost care and safety and use it only for academic purposes and not for any other useless work. He also highlighted various schemes undertaken by the Education department of BTR government under the leadership of BTR chief executive member Pramod Boro.