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  • Assam’s Mangaldai youth to receive National Award as the youngest teacher of the country

    Published on September 2, 2018

    By Mayukh Goswami

    Mangaldai  : Sasanka Hazarika , a forty years old young graduate science teacher of Dahi Higher Secondary School and a resident of Punia-Pakabangipara village near Mangaldai will receive national teacher award for the year 2017 from the State of Assam . Sasanka who has been serving as an assistant teacher  at Dahi HS school since 2014 is selected for this prestigious award by an independent national jury along with other forty four teachers of the country following an open online application process introduced for the first time by the Ministry Human Resource Development , Govt of India . G.Vijaya Bhaskar , Director , Education and Literacy Department of MoHRD by a letter has informed Sasanka about this decision . This letter also speaks that the award will be delivered by Vice President of India M.Venkaiah Naidu in a function to be organized at Vigyan Bhawan , New Delhi on the occasion of Teachers’ Day celebration on Sept 5 next . The award carries a letter of citation , a silver medal and a cash prize of rupees fifty thousand .

    Meanwhile talking to the APN, Sasanka said that receiving this national award as the youngest teacher is of great honor and delight . “ We are selected from a penal of one hundred and forty five teachers across India on the basis of  the nominations recommended by district level and state level selection committees . I  really feel very  honored and delighted to achieve this remarkable feat and that too as the youngest candidate.” , he shared. A science graduate from Gauhati University and a Post Graduate of Information Technology from Sikkim Manipal University Sasanka Hazarika before joining as a regular teacher had served in a couple of institutions under Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for several years as the Computer faculty .

    The news of his selection for the national teacher award from Assam has made the teachers’ bodies and other academically conscious organizations jubilant . The Darrang district committee of the All Assam Higher Secondary Graduate Teachers’ Association on Saturday has offered Sasanka public felicitation at Youth Club , Mangaldai .