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School alumni team up to aid alma mater

Jan. 27: The members of the Dispur Vidyalaya Alumni Association (Dvians) today decided to provide career counselling to students of the school to be of service to their alma mater.

According to Bhaskarjyoti Sharma, president of association, alumni of the school who have been successful in different professions, will visit the school and offer tips to students about ways to build their careers.

The association today held its second alumni meet on the school premises.

Rangam Rajkhowa, a student of the first batch of the school, who is currently a research scholar in Australia, had come all the way back to participate in the meet.

One of the oldest government schools here, Dispur Vidyalaya (Dispur Government Higher Secondary School), was set up in 1974.

Sharma said the association would open an account in its name to collect donations from the school’s ex-students. “The collected money will be given to the school to meet its needs for which government does not allocate funds,” he said.

The association said today’s meet was a platform for all the alumni of the school to come to a common ground and devise ways to improve the educational and extracurricular activities for the present set of students studying in the school.

The first alumni meet was held on January 29, 2012. “The first meet helped us forge a bond between the alumni from many batches and develop a sense of commitment towards betterment of the school.

The website,, was also launched in the presence of past teachers, the alumnus and distinguished guests present in the first meet,” Sharma said.

“It has been a pleasure working towards betterment of the school in our own small way. We took a few initiatives last year and we are happy to note that things are going in the right direction. We have lined up a couple of targets we want to achieve this year. It was heart warming to see alumnus from different batches bonding for a common cause,” he added.