Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi on Monday said, “Purpose of school education is to produce good and productive citizens and make the society even better for the next generation”.
Addressing the students in the closing function of the silver jubilee celebration of Sankardeva Sishu/Vidya Niketan in Guwahati on Monday, Prof Mukhi said since today’s students are likely to become tomorrow’s leaders in their chosen walks of life, the schools need to create a bend of mind among the students helpful for the creation of intellectual excellence.
The Governor also said that schools must endeavour to develop such an educational system which will be conducive to the all-round development of the students physically, emotionally, mentally, intellectually and spiritually.
On the occasion of completion of 25 years of the school, Governor Prof Mukhi congratulated the entire fraternity of Shankardev Sishu/Vidya Niketan including its teachers on disseminating their services in the field of knowledge dissemination.
He also thanked the faculty members of the school for providing all opportunities and challenges which enabled their students to inculcate in them values, commitments and services for manifesting a knowledge driven society.
The Governor also thanked the visionary persons that is the founders of Shankardev Sishu/Vidya Niketan to have taken the pain to establish the school way back in 1979 and named it after the most revered spiritual guru of the land Srimanta Sankardeva.
He also said that the school over the years has been working to render education based on the values of inspiring social awareness, honesty, moral education, peace and brotherhood.
The Governor hailed the teachers of the school for forging a healthy relationship among the students, teachers, guardians and above all the local people.
Speaking on the importance of communication and connectivity in fostering a cordial relationship among the people living in different geographical entities and the role of language in facilitating a seamless connectivity, Prof Mukhi thanked the school authority in giving adequate weightage on the languages likes Sanskrit, Hindi and English besides mother tongue to prepare the students ambassadors of friendship and universal brotherhood.
The Governor also called upon the teachers of Shankardev Sishu/Vidya Niketan to render their services more assiduously for creating more positive and bright minds which will be catalyst to the growth of the state and nation.
The function was attended by fomer principal of Pragjyotish College Dr Dayanand Pathak, president of the Niketan Dasarath Kalita, founder president of the Niketan Lalmohan Mahanta, secretary managing committee Bhumidhar Das, president, Purvottar Janajatu Siksha Samiti Sada Dutta along with a host of other dignitaries.