UDALGURI, Feb 17 – “Teachers and guardians of Bodo medium schools of the state have considerable responsibility to better the education scenario of Bodo medium schools where there has been downfall in quality. The influence and mushroom growth of English medium schools have pushed most of the guardians to educate their wards in English medium, but there are dozens of instances where a good number of students educated in Bodo medium have excelled in academic performance and enjoying honourable career.” This was said by Rwngwra Narzary, president of All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) while addressing a mammoth gathering of students and guardians in the open session of 33rd annual convention of Udalguri district committee of the students’ organisation as chief guest.
The ABSU president emphasised upon the Mission Quality Education launched by it in 2007 and said ABSU is committed to improve the quality of education in the Bodo medium schools. The open session was also addressed by Ramela Islary, vice president of ABWWF who stressed upon the work culture of Bodo women in the globalised world.
The open session which was inaugurated by Rabiram Ramchiary, president of Udalguri district Bodo Sahitya Sabha was presided over by Babul Basumatary, president of the Udalguri district committee of the students’ organiation. Among many others, the open session was attended by Prodeep Kumar Daimari, ex-deputy chief of earstwhile BAC, Lucash Daimari, general secretary of All Bodo Employees’ Federation (ABEF), Prafulla Kr Boro, vice president of ABSU and Rita Boro, general secretary of ABWWF.
Earlier in the day of the open session, ABSU and ABWWF flags were hoistd by Babul Basumatary, president of Udalguri district committee of ABSU and Bibimai Basumatary, president of Udalguri district ABWWF respectively followed by foundation of martyrs tomb laid by Kartick Ch Boro, MCLA of Harisinga constituency while ABSU vice president Prafulla Kr Boro offered floral tributes to the martyrs’, Puran Kanta Daimari, deputy speaker of BTC assembly released the souvenir while Nilakanta Goyary, general secretary of Udalguri BSS gave away the prizes to the winners of literary and sports competitions.
On Monday last, being the first day of the ABSU-ABWWF annual convention, Protul Kr Bhobora, retired DI of Schools inaugurated the main gate of the convention while Budaula Daimari, ex-president of Ambagaon Anchalik Committee of the students’ organisation inaugurated the Heriton Daimari memorial delegates’ camp of ABSU. Sumati Wary, ex-vice president of ABWWF inaugurated the ABWWF delegates’ camp. In the Debonath Basumatary Memorial Volleyball Competition participated by 11 regional committees of ABSU, Khoirabari regional ABSU and Borobazar regional ABSU emerged champion and runners’ up respectively. The Lakhiram Daimari memorial dining hall was inaugurated by Sarat Sengra Basumatary, ex-commander of Volunteer Force of Ambagaon regional ABSU. A Seminar on ‘Responsibilities of Elite Groups, teachers and parents in respect of quality education in the age of globalisation’ was inaugurated by Gojen Hazowary, exp-president of undivided Darrang ABSU which was chaired by Nandeswar Daimari, reputed Bodo litteraeur and headmaster of Ambagaon Bodo Medium High School Promod Boro, vice president of ABSU, Nabin Ch Boro, inspector of schools of Udalguri district circle attended the seminar as resource persons.
The John Basumatary Memorial Delegates Sessions of ABSU and ABWWF were inaugurated by Prasanna Sengra Daimari, ex-president of Ambagaon regional ABSU and Minoti Daimari, ex-president of Ambagaon regional committee of ABWWF respectively.
Literary competition was inaugurated by Louish Mochahari, public relation secretary of ABSU while the main delegates’ session was inaugurated by Gautam Mochahary, general secretary of the central committee of the students’ organisation which was conducted by Nickolson Khakhlari, president of the reception committee. Cultural competition in the last part of the first day was inaugurated by Rina Khakhlari, ex-secretary of ABWWF.
Education policy flayed : All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) has expressed its anguish over the activities of Emmanuel Mochahari, president executive member of BTC for education and said that the EM was not at all interested in solving the core problems in education sector in the BTC region. Talking to mediapersons here at Ambagaon on Tuesday, Rwngwra Narzary, president of ABSU alleged that there should have been appointment of teachers in the Bodo medium schools in the BTC region to improve education, but the education EM failed to understand the demand of the students’ organisations. He asserted that Bodo medium is not secured in the hands of Emmanual Mochahari addressed the ABSU and has demanded his immediate removal.
Regretting the poor show of Bodo medium students in HSLC and allied examinations, the ABSU president observed that most of the students who are felicitated by the state government are educated in the English medium schools and their academic improvement does not represent the improvement of education in the state until and unless the vernacular medium students are given due importance.
Criticising the policy of State government, Narzary also said mere construction of school buildings does not mean development in education sector if the government does not provide sufficient teachers in the schools. “To State government, panchayat elections seemed more important than the academic session in the state which could not be started in January,” Narzary added.