SILCHAR, Dec 24: “As many as 18,000 students have till now fared successfully in the High School Leaving certificate (HSLC) examination after the State Government sponsored the Anundoram Borooah Memorial Computer Award and I hope the number of successful candidates will increase in the coming years,” said Minister of Urban Development and Housing Dinesh Prasad Goala today. Goala was addressing an assembly of students and dignitaries who have assembled for the computer distribution ceremony under the Anundoram Borooah Memorial Computer Award-2009 at the Assam Rifles ground today.
The Minister, while sharing his happiness with the students, also expressed his appreciation for the teachers and guardians concerned for their care and guidance to the children. He at the same time praised the infrastructural development and improvement in the educational institutions of the State to create a necessary atmosphere for the teacher and the taught. He said in order to bring transparency in the appointment of teachers, certain changes in the recruitment process would be considered.
Parliamentary Secretary for Finance Ajit Singh, while speaking on the occasion, laid stress on the studious pursuit of education by the students in order to build up a competitive spirit for better results and placements in life. It should be the objective of every student to seek better career in medical or engineering streams, he said and added that the Anundoram Borooah Memorial Computer Scheme was a unique scheme as the students in general and particularly of rural areas have greatly benefited from it.
MLA Bithika Dev, who was also present in the distribution ceremony, expressed her view that the award constituted by the State Government was encouraging students to fare better marks in examinations. She called upon both the teachers and guardians to make the scheme more successful in cooperation with teachers.
AUDF MLA Ataur Rahman Majarbhuiya lauded the scheme and Cachar SP Prashanta Kumar Bhuiya cautioned the students to make proper use of their computers. At the outset, Cachar DC Gautam Ganguly, who presided over the function, explained the objective of the computer award function. Till date, 794 students have received computers under the scheme. THE SENTINEL