PM greets Assam on launch of 'Gunotsav'

New Delhi, April 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the Assam government for starting the 'Gunotsav', a programme to improve quality of school education in the state.

Modi, in a tweet said: "Best wishes to the Assam Government on the start of Gunotsav. I am sure this effort will improve education standards across the state."

"Gunotsav is a great initiative to gauge the quality of learning. Teachers and students will greatly benefit from this," Modi added.

Gunotsav is a quality improvement programme where external evaluators are deputed to the schools for conducting external evaluation of students.

Earlier during the day, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Education Minister of Assam, in a tweet said: "1st phase of Assam Gunotsav launched today (Wednesday). In next three days it will cover 9.11 lakh students in eight districts."

Students in the districts of Barpeta, Chirang, Dibrugarh, Hailakandi, Kamrup Metro, West Karbi Aanglong, Lakhimpur, Morigaon will be evaluated under Gunotsav.

Gunotsav, originally a Gujarat government initiative, was adopted by Sarbananda Sonowal-led Bharatiya Janata Party government of Assam.