By Sarkaritel March 22, 2016 10:13


By Prakash Bhargava

Duliajan, 22 March, 2016: Oil India Ltd. under its educational CSR initiatives has been awarding “OIL Shikshya Ratna Puraskar” honoring the exemplary service of teachers of government schools and colleges under Government of Assam since 2013. At the same time, under “OIL Awards” instituted in the year 2006, OIL has been honoring all State rank- holders in HSLC & HSSLC from OIL operational areas of Assam encouraging the meritorious students.


OIL awarded both OIL Shikshya Ratna Puraskar-2015 and OIL Awards-2014 at a glittering ceremony held on 21st March 2016 at Duliajan Club followed by a Teachers’ Workshop. The Shikshya Ratna Puraskar consisted of cash incentive of Rupees One Lakh and a citation to each awardee presented on the occasion. OIL Awards consisted of cash incentive of Rs 15,000.00 (HSLC) and Rs 20,000.00 (HSSLC) to each awardee along with a certificate of proficiency.

The ceremony was graced by Shri Biswajit Roy, Director (HR&BD), OIL, Shri J K Borgohain, Resident Chief Executive, OIL and senior officials of Oil India Limited. The ceremony was also graced by eminent educationalist Dr. Mridul Hazarika, Vice Chancellor of Guwahati University as Guest of Honour along with reputed trainers from the field of education. The event was attended by more than 400 people including teachers, students, media persons, Oilindians, etc.

Shri Biswajit Roy, Director (HR&BD), OIL congratulated the six recipients of the OIL Shikshya Ratna Puraskar and extolled their commendable contribution towards imparting quality education to the children. He stated the objective behind initiating the Award i.e. to inspire the teaching fraternity and acknowledge their exemplary contribution in nation building. He also congratulated the students who were conferred OIL Award for their exemplary performance in HSLC and HSSLC examination 2014.


Extending his greetings to the winners Dr. Mridul Hazarika, Vice Chancellor of Guwahati University stated that “The OIL Shikshya Ratna Puraskar is a great tribute to the teachers’ fraternity”. In his speech, Dr. Mridul Hazarika cited the role of teachers in nation building, their passion to nurture knowledge and to generate the spirit of inquisitiveness among the students. He congratulated the teachers on their deserving recognition and complimented OIL for taking up the initiative of recognising contribution of teachers’ fraternity and their role in nation building.

Shri J K Borgohain, RCE, OIL while congratulating the six recipients of the award also cited the various other projects undertaken under OIL’s CSR that caters to the socio-economic development of people in OIL’s operational areas. He assured that Oil India through CSR initiatives like Shikshya Ratna Puraskar would continue inspiring the teaching fraternity from this region to aspire for greater accomplishments as they play a dynamic role in empowering the youth.

The six teachers whom the OIL Shikshya Ratna Puraskar-2015 was conferred were:

  1. Mr. Prabin Chandra Barman, Guwahati Refinery High School, Guwahati
  2. Ms Jharna Saikia, Public High School, Dibrugarh
  3. Mr. Diganta Bhajani, Mechaki ME School, Tinsukia
  4. Ms Archana Borah, Bejbari L.P. School, Lakhimpur
  5. Mr. Khagendra Nath Chetia Phukan, Mankata M.E School, Dibrugarh
  6. Mr. Sarat Ch.Chiring Phukan, Dangari H.S.School, Tinsukia

It may be noted that the names as recipients of OIL Shikshya Ratna Puraskar 2015 were announced through press advertisement on Teachers’ Day, 5th September, 2015. Earlier the teachers had submitted their self-nomination for the award against a press advertisement released by OIL. IL&FS (Education) was entrusted with the task of scrutinizing the entries and conducting the selection process through a Jury comprising of distinguished members from education fraternity and representatives from Dibrugarh and Guwahati universities.

The twelve students whom the OIL Award-2014 was conferred were:

  1. Miss Smitakshi Goswami        HSLC, 2014      Salt Brook School Dibrugarh
  2. Mr  Sannidhya Sharmah         HSLC, 2014      BVFC Model High School, Namrup
  3. Miss Rashmi Rekha Borah      HSLC, 2014      Little Flower HS School, Dibrugarh
  4. Mr Kashyap Gogoi                  HSLC, 2014      Dikshu High School Dikshu
  5. Miss Wasfiya Mazid                HSSLC ( Science), 2014 Salt Brook Academy, Dibrugarh
  6. Miss Ashwini Buragohain       HSSLC ( Science), 2014 Salt Brook Academy, Dibrugarh
  7. Miss Ipsita Gogoi                    HSSLC (Science), 2014            Salt Brook Academy, Dibrugarh
  8. Miss Shruti Kashyap                HSSLC (Science), 2014            Salt Brook Academy, Dibrugarh
  9. Miss Tulika Gogoi                   HSSLC ( Arts ), 2014    Amguri College, Amguri
  10. Miss Prerona Baruah              HSSLC ( Arts), 2014     Salt Brook Academy, Dibrugarh
  11. Miss Trishna Boruah               HSSLC ( Arts ), 2014    Salt Brook Academy, Dibrugarh
  12. Miss Sunny Shreya Dutta        HSSLC ( Arts ), 2014    Salt Brook Academy, Dibrugarh


The award ceremony was followed by a Teachers’ Workshop conducted by resource persons of IL&FS (Education). Around 300 teachers from OIL’s operational areas participated in the workshop.

By Sarkaritel March 22, 2016 10:13