Anundoram Borooah Award recognises students with 75 per cent or above in High School Leaving Certificate Examination
The Assam government handed over Rs 20,000 each to meritorious students who have passed Class X for buying laptops.
The Anundoram Borooah Award 2020 recognised students who have scored 75 per cent marks or above in the High School Leaving Certificate Examination. The award is named after a 19th Century Assamese scholar and the first Assamese to join the Indian Civil Service (ICS).
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged students to work hard and use their talents and intellect for the overall growth of the state. “Even fertile lands must be tilled for increasing agricultural production and, therefore, youth must harness their latent talents to achieve full potential to benefit the society. The successful students in HSLC must consistently endeavour to achieve excellence in the future as well,” Sonowal said.
The prize money was transferred directly to the bank accounts of 16,944 students.
The Assam government has initiated a programme named Discover Assam in 2016 to spot latent talents and nurture them. He also highlighted the steps taken by the government for development of education — setting up eight medical colleges, nine engineering colleges, 32 polytechnics, Sri Aniruddha Deb Sports University, cultural university at Majuli, Sri Bhattadeb and Madhabdeb universities, to develop the education sector.
“Anundoram Borooah Awards, which was started in 2005, has benefited a total of 3,73,855 students till now and it has become one of the flagships schemes of the government,” Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
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