Free Textbooks distribution programme inaugurated by Education Minister
Dispur, February 17 : Minister for Education Dr. Ranoj Pegu, inaugurated the ceremonial dispatch of free textbooks for the academic session 2022-23 at Assam State Textbook Production and Publication Corporation (ASTPPC) Ltd textbooks godown at Bonda, Narengi today. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Pegu said that the Government is committed to ensure free education for all students studying in government and provincialized schools. He appreciated the efforts of the officers and staff of ASTPPC who successfully carried out the herculean task of publishing these textbooks on time and ensuring smooth distribution of the same to all districts. The Minister ceremoniously flagged of several vehicles carrying these free text book to various districts on the occasion. It may be noted that altogether 3,22,58,564 copies of text books in 9 mediums and 19 languages will be delivered across 34 districts and 149 education blocks of Assam. This will benefit approximately 62 lakh students. Dr. Nanigopal Mahanta, Education Adviser to the Government of Assam and other senior officers of Education department were also present in the occasion.