Army and civilians participate in Techno India Group's 8th 'Uttarbanga Medha Ratna Utsav'
Siliguri, India: Premiere Indian education conglomerate, Techno India Group (TIG) and Siliguri Institute of Technology (SIT) inaugurated what it calls the 8th 'Uttarbanga Medha Ratna Utsav' on its Siliguri, West Bengal campus Wednesday.
The celebration felicitated toppers of all secondary boards of schools across the North Bengal region.
Scholarships are given to a number of deserving candidates from the nearby tea gardens and slums in Siliguri and the surrounding areas.
Hailed as the largest educational event organized by any private group in North Bengal, the Uttarbanga Medha Ratna Utsav involves nearly a thousand students and their guardians, as well as the principals and teachers of the participating schools.
Techno India Group Public School and the Siliguri Institute of Technology alone command a student base of nearly 2,500 -- a large portion of which attended the event.
CHILDREN OF TECHNO INDIA GROUP PUBLIC SCHOLL PERFORM IN THE THE UTTARBANGA MEDHA RATNA UTSAV THAT FELICITATES THE BRILLIANT MINDS FROM ACROSS THE REGION (IMAGE PROVIDED)
According to the group, in the past seven years, the celebration that recognizes academic excellence has gained immense popularity and has been attended by a large number of people in Siliguri and adjacent areas.
Eminent figures from all fields have attended and participated in the program.
A huge success despite Covid
"This program was a huge success, and was absolutely fantastic, despite the COVID-19 bound restrictions," Mira Bhattacharya, TIGPS Co-ordinator of Siliguri and North Bengal, told We The World Magazine in a telephonic conversation.
She said 120 children from a diverse background received the awards, who were selected on the basis of their excellence in academics in the boards.
The awards were delivered in the presence of Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha (Retd.) as the Chief Guest, Lt. Gen. Ajai Kumar Singh, GOC, and 33 Corps who inaugurated the event.
120 CHILDREN FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUND RECEIVED AWARDS IN PRESENCE OF SATYAM ROYCHAUDHURY - FOUNDER, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF TIG, MARSHAL ANUP RAHA (RETD) AND AJAY KUMAR SING (IMAGE PROVIDED)
"What is the highlighting aspect of this event was the presence of army personnel," Mrs. Bhattacharya said.
She explained, given the army protocols, civilians cannot usually participate in a common event with them, unlike this event, which is unique and one-of-a-kind.
Earlier this year, Sister Nivedita University -- a techno India Group sister institution -- became the only institution to host Narendra Modi's 'Swarnim Vijay Mashal' on its campus, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1917 Bangladesh liberation war, which resulted in the establishment of Bangladesh.
The ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashal,' or victory flame, was being taken on a pan-India tour after Prime Minister Narendra Modi lit it to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war.
To serve the great nation
Awardees, students, faculty members, guardians as well as people from Siliguri and surrounding areas got the opportunity to witness a great show of valor at the Uttarbanga Medha Ratna Utsav.
Mr. Riajul Islam, Counsellor, Education & Sports, Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata, and Dr. Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, Vice-Chancellor, Sister Nivedita University were among those in attendance.
Satyam Roychowdhury, Founder Managing Director of Techno India Group has presided over the ceremony.
Marshal Arup Raha and Ajai Kumar Singh motivated the children to join the army and serve the great nation while addressing the attendees.
Techno India Group Public School Siliguri and its branches across the region are forerunners of quality education under the CBSE curriculum.