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Resentment over free textbook

The sudden decision of Assam government to distribute free text books among government aided school students across the state draws resentment from various sections including the All Assam Publishers and Book Sellers Association. Terming the move as disastrous for the book publishers of the state, GiriPad Devchodhury, proprietor of Bani Prakash urged the government to change its order. Otherwise, it would bring about havoc to the publishing industry of the state, Devchodhury added.

Noted critic Dr. Hiren Gohain also has expressed concern over the government move.

All Assam Students’ Association (AASU), on the other hand, protested against the free distribution of text books as the students are not availing books. ‘Even in the passing of 28 days of the current academic year the government could not make available text for the students. It reflects the government callous attitude towards the students community of the state’, said AASU general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi.

Besides AASU, All Assam Minority Students’ Association (AAMSU), All Bodo Students’ Association (ABSU) too protested against the state government’ recent move to distribute free text books among school students. All the students’ organizations urged the government to take urgent step for proper distribution of the text books.

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