Dip Sarma, Guwahati
Helpline numbers are helping us in many ways. Most importantly, the Government helpline numbers are aiding us in lodging a complaint with relevant departments. This cartoon of mine is my gratitude to the Government.
Prof. Dilip Kumar Dey,
General Secretary, Proactive Senior Citizens’ Forum, Silchar
Higher secondary level students of language-subjects in Government and Provincialised schools and colleges are not having their language classes in the State, in general, and in Bengali language in Barak Valley districts, in particular. This is because of posts lying vacant. In Barak Valley, most of the schools don’t have Bengali language teachers at the Higher Secondary level and colleges for years together. In Silchar, in most higher secondary schools, including the Government ones, there is no subject-teacher in Bengali. For instance, institutions like Narsing Higher Secondary School, DNNK Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Government. Boys’ Higher Secondary School, are sans teachers in Bengali language. Some schools don’t even have teachers in English.
We understand that permanent appointments are made out of TET passed candidates having postgraduate degrees and professional qualifications like B.Ed. If such TET pass candidates are not available, why are students being made to suffer?
Part-timers with Master degree and B. Ed. may be engaged in language and other subjects, particularly in Bengali till TET qualified candidates are recruited. Curtailment of academic rights of learners in Government and Provincialised Higher Secondary Schools and Colleges is not only undesirable, but also unethical. If there are institutions and subjects there should be teachers, either full-time or part-time, no matter what.
I would like to appeal to the Chief Minister of Assam to set up a gaushala in every district or block of Assam for the overall economic development of the State. The gaushalas will help in production of bio gas, bio-fertiliser, and other eco-friendly products. It will help in managing stray cattles as well.
I am very happy to see Asom Barta Newsletter. It reflects news from the ground. Such reporting will encourage the masses. They are also reflective of the efforts of the Government of Assam.