The Hatighuli regional unit of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) in Sivasagar district on Friday felicitated a number of meritorious students who excelled in the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) and Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) Examinations, 2018 from the greater Hatighuli and adjoining areas.
In order to felicitate the meritorious students, the Hatighuli AASU unit organized a special felicitation programme at Durlav Chandra Gogoi Jakaichuk HS School, Charing under Sivasagar district.
The programme, inaugurated by Govin Phukan, adviser, AASU, Sivasagar District Committee, was anchored by Manash Protim Nath and Bhaskar Nath advisers of AASU, Hatighuli regional unit.
Addressing the programme, Sarat Hazarika, education secretary, AASU said, “Competition is rising day by day in every nook and corner of the world. The rapid innovation and development of science and technology have changed our life.”
Hazarika also said, “Sometimes we feel as if we are running like machines not like human beings. But despite massive development of science and technology, our society is yet to free from superstitions. As a consequence, we have lost two innocent and meritorious youths – Nilotpal Das and Abhijit Nath in our land – Karbi Anglong – on June 8,” adding, “The incident took place due to misuse of the social media, which is another invention of modern technology.”
The other dignitaries who attended the programme were Girindra Kumar Gogoi, principal, Durlav Chandra Gogoi Jakaichuk HS School, Kuladhar Borah, subject teacher, Khanamukh HS School, Padum Kumar Saikia and Rajib Dutta, president and secretary, Gaurisagar Press Club, AASU’s Sivasgar District Committee president Ashim Dutta, secretary-in-charge Amulya Gogoi, Subhas Das and Debabrat Das, secretary and organizing secretary, AASU Sivasagar Sub-Divisional Committee, Prafulla Gogoi, president, Hatighuli GP, journalists Padma Lochan Khanikar, Nabajyoti Ojah, Mriganka Hazarika and Nayanmoni Baruah.
During the programme, AASU’s Hatighuli regional unit felicitated a total of 17 meritorious students including 8 students who excelled in HSLC and 9 students who excelled in HSSLC examination this year.
The meritorious students were also presented free textbooks to three Below Poverty Level (BPL) students – Pujarani Neog, Mridul Ranjan Dutta and Chimpee Saikia – who are studying in Bachelor of Arts, 1st Semester.
During the programme, for the first time, the Hatiguli regional unit of AASU announced an award in the name of noted social and cultural activist and devotee Makhan Neog.
The Makhan Neog Memorial Trust Memorial award was conferred on Deepjyoti Chutia, who passed the HSLC examination with distinction securing 94.8 pc from Durlav Chandra Gogoi Jakaichuk HS School, Charing. The award carries a citation, an Assamese dictionary and a cash amount of Rs 1000.