Efforts on to establish Central University in isles: LG

School toppers felicitated
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Port Blair
8 Aug 2017

The Lt Governor of A&N Islands, Prof Jagdish Mukhi, today felicitated the first five toppers of Class XII in the Science, Commerce, Arts and Vocational streams for the academic year 2016-2017 on Tuesday. He gave away trophies and certificates of merit to the Class XII toppers. He also presented the late Ajay Mathew Gold Medal to Susma Kumari, 1st topper of AISSCE (2016-17), who scored 96.60% marks. The Lt Governor on the occasion also gave away trophies to the best government/private schools. The Chairperson, PBMC, Mr Eswar Rao, senior officers of the Administration and parents & students were also present on the function.
In his brief address, the Lt Governor congratulated all the meritorious students for their outstanding achievements in class XII examination. He further observed that it is good that meritorious students of the Islands are felicitated for their outstanding achievements, which will also motivate and inspire the fellow students to do well in their academics. Describing the occasion as an unforgettable moment for the students, he said the students will cherish this moment throughout their life. He complimented the Education Department for this year’s result which is better than the previous year. The Lt Governor also applauded the education system prevalent in the Islands as under this system of education, both government run schools as well as private schools had achieved good result.
Referring to the constant efforts of the administration to provide higher education in the Islands itself, he said our efforts is to ensure that students of the Islands acquire higher education in the Islands itself and need not have to go to mainland for acquiring higher education. We are striving to establish a Central University and once this is set up, our efforts will be to introduce all courses so that the students of the Islands can select courses of their choice and complete their higher education from the Islands itself.
Welcoming the chief guest and others, the Secretary (Education), Smt. Tanvi Garg said that the outstanding achievement by the young talents is the outcome of the hard work, commitment and perseverance of the students, teachers as well as parents. She reassured that the Education Department will continuously strive to improve the quality of education in the Islands. The Deputy Director (Education), Shri Subhankar  Ghosh, proposed the vote of thanks.