Addressing a gathering on the occasion of 55th Teachers’ Day, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, “Need of the hour is to underline the importance of a teacher in our social life as the teacher plays a pivotal role in forging a society based on mutual trust, harmony and camaraderie through education”.
Speaking at a function organised at Srimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Monday, Chief Minister Sonowal said, “Education is the tool by which inter-ethnic and inter-community gaps can be bridged by bringing them at par”.
“Through education we can make enlightened citizens and for the successful implementation of our schemes enlightened citizens can play a pioneering role,” the chief minister added.
Sonowal also said that through education administrative machinery can be made strong, responsive and corruption free and “we are giving topmost priority to education and through education the much sought after change can be brought about in our State”. Sonowal also emphasised on hard work, devotion and a value-based skill education which can bolster positive changes in Assam.
State education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma while speaking on the occasion acknowledged the supreme role of the teachers and said that the state is really indebted to their role. He also urged the teachers to render their services dedicatedly so that Assam can take a giant leap in the field of education. Sarma said that the state government is all set to take steps to expedite the pension system of the teachers and added that a system would be in put in place very shortly to provide provisional pension to the teachers on the day of retirement.