MLA Rina lauds 50-year journey of primary school

PASIGHAT, Dec 30: Completion of five fruitful decades is a major landmark and a significant milestone in the odyssey of any educational institution, said Nari-Koyu MLA Kento Rina while gracing the golden jubilee celebration of Epo Padung Memorial Primary School.

“A jubilee of a school is an important event that gives us an opportunity to look backwards on the distance travelled and forward to the journey that lies ahead and has to be planed,” he said.

Addressing a mammoth gathering at the school, Rina said it was a time to be grateful to the founder members and teachers who made hundreds of youthful lives.

“The mammoth growth of the school has not happened because of sheer chance. The molding and transforming of this institution into an institution of reckoning has been because of Epo Padung for his dedicated and committed efforts for establishment of the primary school and the founder headmaster Rajani Kanta Chutia and also all the stakeholders who were associated with the school over a period of 49 years of its illustrious existence,” he said.

The MLA added that it was truly a matter of delight and pride, while the nation commemorates its Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”.

Rina urged all to be more creative and aggressive in trying to accomplish more for its progressive growth, moving to its future that is shiny and bright and glittering in its fullest glory.

Director of school education Marken Kadu in his speech said the school is as good as its students, past students, as good as its past teachers and the present teachers and staff members.

“It is neither a child’s play nor a Sunday gardening to complete successfully 50 long years. Such a team spirit, team working and team building is evident here at this great school and it rightly deserves appreciation and I extend my warmest greetings for a memorable golden era and beyond,” he said.

He called upon the students to be punctual, disciplined and sincere in studies and urged the teachers to spend little extra time and care with the students on grooming them. Hard work is the only key to success.

“The hard work put in never goes waste and will be timely and deservingly be rewarded,” added Kadu.

Earlier, the organising chairman of the celebration Dr Ture Koyu briefed about the esteemed contributions of the founder members of school in particular and the Rotte village in general.

Among others, ZPM Nyagom Padung, Rotte HGB Taken Diyum and retired DDSE Dakken Koyu and Tate Padung also spoke on the occasion.

The programme also witnessed the unveiling of a monolith in memory of Bari Kadu, inauguration of a rostrum in memory of Epo Padung and release of souvenir by MLA Rina and other dignitaries.

Prof Mridu Pavan Chutia was invited and honoured with citation and memento on the occasion. (DIPRO)

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