September 28, 2020

Honour for 48 student achievers

Patna: Anuvart, a Class X student from Government High School, Chirora, in Patna, on Friday shared how from a village school he got to represent the state and country at a function in Japan in 2016.

Based on his performance at the science exhibition, under Inspire award scheme, Anuvart was selected at the district level and then at the state level to be part of the national team that visited the youth exchange function in Japan.

Anuvart was sharing his experience at an annual felicitation function organised by Bihar Secondary Teachers Association at Jamal road.

The association felicitated 48 students, mostly from government schools, who have reached the top of their career.

Felicitated students included those who cleared UPSC, IIT entrance test, medical and other competitive tests. There was Suman Shekhar, an IAS officer who cleared UPSC 2016 and Sidhant Azad, a student who had cleared Indian Engineering Service in 2016.

Their parents received the awards on their behalf. Among others who were felicitated were six students who cleared IIT entrance test in 2016, two students who cleared a medical exam and others. The teachers association decides which students are to be felicitated after screening candidates.

“Guidance by my teachers is the secret behind my success,” Anuvart said.

The chief guest at the function was Patna University vice-chancellor Rash Bihari Prasad Singh. “Today’s youths are more interested to work for multinational companies, preferably outside India,” vice-chancellor Singh said.

“The first preference of most students who clear IIT and medical entrance tests is to move outside the country, which is not a good trend.”

He urged students to become entrepreneurs and serve the country. “Bihar’s land is very fertile. It has abundant water resources and the youth here have huge potential. The only requirement is to tap the potential,” he said.

Association president Kedar Pandey said: “Any country or state’s real power lies on its human resources and we are proud that our state has human resources of high potential and calibre.”

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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