As part of three-phase Gunotsav 2022, Minister for Environment and Forest, Fisheries and Excise, Parimal Suklabaidya visited a school in Goalpara district to assess education in the aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic.
Minister Suklabaidya visited Dudhnoi Girls’ High School in the morning hours and interacted with the students and teachers alike. Exchanging pleasantries, Minister Suklabaidya in the capacity of external evaluator assessed the quality of education being imparted in the school. Later taking to twitter, Minister Suklabaidya said, “As per direction of Hon’ble CM, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, I interacted today with the students of Dudhnoi Girls’ High School in Goalpara as part of Gunotsav 2022. Impressed with the smartness of the students and their behaviour.”
Minister Suklabaidya also praised the school authorities for creating a congenial environment in which education is being imparted to the students.
Later, Minister Suklabaidya planted saplings in the school premises and also distributed saplings to over 350 students. The Minister urged the students to play a proactive role in raising awareness about nature conservation.
Suklabaidya also inspected the Baghmara Reserve Forest in Dudhnoi and took stock of the beautiful nursery maintained by the Goalpara SF Division.
The three-phase Gunotsav that kicked off from May 11 will continue till June 4 in which 46,000 schools comprising 42.50 lakh students will be assessed since the outbreak of COVID-19.
Chief Minister, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, his cabinet colleagues, IAS, IPS and IFS officers will visit classrooms for quality assessment as well as identification of learning gaps. The BJP-led state government adopted Gunotsav from the Gujarat model with the same nomenclature in 2017.
All government, provincialised, tea garden management schools of elementary and secondary levels in 33 districts of the state will be covered during Gunotsav 2022. The programme is being held under the aegis of the Education department and the Axom Sarba Siksha Abhiyan.
Over 18,000 external evaluators have been engaged for the task and they include the Chief Minister, the Chief Secretary, ministers, MLAs and government officials.
In the first phase, schools in 10 districts of Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Charaideo, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Karimganj, Karbi-Anglong and Nagaon will be covered.
The prime objectives of Gunotsav will be to identify learning gaps of each and every child and ensure quality education with grade specific learning outcomes. The key parameters in which performance of schools will be evaluated are in areas of scholastic, co-scholastic, availability and utilisation of infrastructure and community participation.