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    Union Education Minister honours National and State Awardee Teachers

    Published on September 23, 2021

    by Trishna Pegu Doley

    GUWAHATI : ‘The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 aims at producing students who have skills of problem solving and who are employable individuals’ – this was stated by Union Minister of Education Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, while speaking as the Chief Guest at a State Level Function organized in honour of the National and State Awardee Teachers in Guwahati today. While congratulating the awardees Dr. Singh expressed hope that Assam would continue its exemplary performance in regard to implementation of the NEP 2020.

    The minister also reiterated the importance of mother tongue in early childhood education to inculcate the process of critical thinking. He expressed hope that the teaching fraternity of the state would do its best in realizing the objectives set forth by the Union Government in the education sector. Attending the function as the Guest of Honour, State Education Minister Dr. Ranoj Pegu said that Assam Government is going to immediately implement steps like merger of schools, up gradation of high schools to higher secondary schools and training of Mathematics and Science teachers. 2 National awardees Kangkan Kishor Dutta from Jorhat and Binanda Swargiary from Baksa were felicitated in the function along with 35 State awardees from Secondary, Elementary and Pre-primary levels. The function was also attended by Dr. Nani Gopal Mahanta, Advisor, Education Department, Government of Assam. Principal Secretary of Education Department B. Kalyan Chakravarthy and Special Commissioner of Education Department Preetom Saikia were also present at the function among other dignitaries.