GUWAHATI, Aug 4: “The students must be shaped as resources for the future of the society with quality education and for that a holistic academic environment has to be provided. People of the state must take responsibility to make Assam one of the best states in the country and this can be achieved only through quality education. For creating the conducive environment to nurture the young students, the teachers have to play an important role so that students can establish themselves as able citizens and contribute meaningfully to the society” said Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal while distributing appointment letters to the newly-recruited principals and lecturers of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Adarsha Mahavidyalaya at a programme organised by higher education department at Janata Bhawan in Guwahati on Friday.
Stating that qualitative aspect of the education system could not be strengthened due to lack of dedication, Sonowal stated that strong steps has been initiated by the education department for achieving transformation of the whole system and for making it appealing to the young generation. He also said that through hard-work, determination and sincerity people should make Assam one of the best states in the country and glowing example of dedicated service to the society exemplified by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya would keep inspiring the future generations.
Sonowal also called on the teachers to educate their students about the great personalities associated with their institutions and their contributions so that they can draw inspiration from these examples.
Speaking in the meeting, education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that from now onwards people do not need to set up educational institutes as the government would establish such institutes wherever they are needed. Informing that 12 Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Adarsha Mahavidyalayas have been set up in the state, Sarma said the union government would provide Rs 4 crore to each institute where an amount of Rs 7 crore has been released by the state government. He also informed that state government is planning to open 300 more such institutes in the state and said that complete transparency has been maintained in recruitment of the teachers for these institutes.
In the programme, principals and associate professors of 5 Model Colleges were also given appointment letters where total of 93 professors would be appointed.
State irrigation minister Ranjit Dutta, Housefed chairman Ranjit Dass, several MLAs, chief secretary VK Pipersenia, Cotton University VC and senior officials of education department were also present in Friday’s meeting.