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Physical instructors warn of protest

Guwahati, Jan. 12: The Health and Physical Education’s Educated Unemployed Association, Assam today threatened to hit the streets if physical instructors are not provided jobs in schools.

Biswajit Buragohain, the secretary of the association, said, “There are around 8,600 government schools in Assam with only 600 trainers absorbed in them. Currently, there are around 900 unemployed physical trainers.”

“We have submitted three letters to chief minister Tarun Gogoi but there has been no response. When we approached the education department, officials there passed the buck to the sports department. It’s nothing but a blame game that’s going on,” said Sanjoy Upadhyaya, the president of the association.

Arjuna awardee Bhogeswar Baruah, an adviser to the association, said, “I have seen several physical trainers losing hope and switching jobs. We need to have a joint meeting with the ministers and top officials to arrive at a concrete decision.”

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