Assam: CM Sarma attends platinum jubilee of Sibsagar College, inaugurates Oxygen plant for COVID patients


Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Dr.  Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday attended the platinum jubilee celebrations of Sibsagar College in upper Assam.

Speaking on the occasion CM Sarma  stated that more focus should be given on soft skills, fluency in English as well as being tech savvy.

State education Minister Ranoj Pegu was also present during the occasion along with other dignitaries and several current and former students.

Speaking further Sarma said that things need to be discussed as to why very less number of students from the state are able to crack national level examinations.

“We need to find out what are we missing on while teaching the students political science or social science that they are unable to crack NEET, medical entrances”, he said.
“What are we lacking that a post graduate candidate has to opt for a 3rd or 4th grade job”, he questioned further.

CM Sarma  also said that perhaps there is a need to deviate from the conventional way or traditional thinking when it comes to education.

He stressed that the curriculum should be such that every science student should be able to crack NEET or medical entrances.

“If any tie up with national coaching centres is requires, the state government will assist”, stated the Chief Minister.

Later on the Chief Minister also inaugurated an oxygen PSA plant at Swargadew Siu-ka-pha Multi-Speciality Hospital. 

Taking to his Twitter CM Sarma wrote, ““Inaugurated an Oxygen PSA Plant, an @ONGC_CSR initiative, at Swargadew Siu-ka-pha Multi-Speciality Hospital, Rajabari, Sivasagar. Also inaugurated a special scheme ‘Siu-ka-pha Sanjeevani’ under which the hospital will keep 100 O2 Concentrators available for post Covid ailments.”

Sarma further visited the COVID ward of the hospital and took stock of treatment facilities.