Sonowal cautions bright students about perils of cyber crimes

Anundoram Barooah Award presented

GUWAHATI:  Presenting laptop computers to meritorious students of the state who have passed the Class 10 standard examination with flying colours, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal cautioned them about perils of cyber crimes and advised them to stay clear of harful activities online.

Sonowal today presented laptops under Anundoram Barooah Award to students who obtained 75 percent or above marks in High School Leaving Certificate, High Madrassa, Senior Madrassa, Sanskrit Pravesika and Pali Examinations, 2018 in a programme held at Sarusajai Stadium in the city. A total of 20,720 students in the state would be awarded laptops under the programme.

“Try to acquire as much knowledge as possible so that you can achieve success at any corner of the world and contribute in the process to make Assam the best state in the country” he told the recipients.

Highlighting the changing employment scenario of the state as the production capacity of Numaligarh Refinery Limited is being upgraded from 3 MTPA to 9 MTPA with a landmark investment of Rs 22594 crore by the central government, Sonowal urged the students to pursue their careers with hard-work and dedication so that they can be empowered to take advantage of this industrial revolution taking place in the state.

He also called upon the state’s youth to come forward for utilising the recently set up ‘Assam Start up- The Nest’ incubation centre of state government for becoming successful entrepreneurs who would be job creators instead of being job seekers.

Informing Advatage Assam: Global Investment Summit held last year dispelled the notion that investors do not want to come to Assam, Sonowal stated MoUs worth Rs 79000 crore were signed during the summit and out of which Rs 12000 crore has already been invested in the state.

For empowering the youth of the state to take advantage of this scenario skill training centres have been opened at every block of the state and a Skill City is being built at Mangaldoi which would skill up 10,000 youths each year in various trades, he informed.

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