Anundoram Barooah Award 2018 – 246 students from 52 schools to be awarded with laptops in Hailakandi district.
The Hailakandi district administration is making all out preparations for distribution of laptops to the star mark holders of HSLC, AHM and FM examinations 2018 under Anundoram Barooah Award Scheme here on February 20.
Informing this, Inspector of Schools, Rajiv Kumar Jha said the registration will take place in the morning hours at Rabindra Bhawan and the ceremonial distribution of laptops will be held at the adjacent Nazrul Sadan at noon.
Jha informed that altogether 246 students from 52 Government, provincialised, private schools and madrassas will be given away laptops by dignitaries.
With 24 awardees each St. Mary’s School and Blue Flowers English Medium School top the list among the private schools followed by Royal High School with 14 awardees. Cambridge High School and Talent High School follow closely with 13 awardees each.
There are a total of 88 awardees from Government provincialised schools. With 11 awardees, Public Higher Secondary School tops among the Government provincialised schools followed by NT Model School with 9 awardees.
The scheme was conceptualised by the erstwhile government in 2005 under which laptops were given to those who secured 60 per cent and above marks. Even tablets were given to second division holders in 2015. However, the present government redesigned the scheme and set star marks (75 per cent and above) and distinction marks (80 per cent and above) holders eligible to receive laptops.
Surveys conducted reveal the award led to enhancement of the social standing of students and their families.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner, Keerthi Jalli has sought the cooperation of the parents and students for smooth conduct of the function on Wednesday.