Sonowal takes part in Gunotsav Round II, tastes mid-day meal

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Guwahati, Oct 9 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday took part in Round-II of Gunotsav at Jarapata LP School under Rampur Education Block of Kamrup district.

The Chief Minister interacted with students and evaluated their reading and writing skills as well as overall academic environment of the school.

Gunotsav is an unique initiative started by the Assam government last year to ascertain the quality of education in schools ranging from primary level to higher levels.

He advised the students to maintain cleanliness in everyday life and pay adequate attention to studies. Sonowal also held discussions with the school management committee, parents and other stakeholders to solicit their views regarding improvement of academic environment of the school.

During discussion, he urged the teachers and parents to motivate the students to take up their studies seriously.

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Highlighting state government’s committed efforts for ameliorating academic environment of educational institutions, he informed that initiatives like Gunotsav were taken up as part of this.

Sonowal asked Palashbari MLA Pranab Kalita and Kamrup Deputy Commission Kamal Baishya to take expeditious steps for completion of infrastructure development works of the school.

The Chief Minister also tasted mid-day meal being served in the school and advised the students on maintaining proper hygiene before and after food.

The first phase of Gunotsav Round-II, starting today, covers educational institutions of 16 districts of the state and this will continue up to October 11. The second phase will cover 17 districts and will run from October 31 to November 3.

Round-II of Gunotsav will cover 35,94,768 students of 46,433 schools.

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