In a video which is doing the rounds of social media, policeman Ratul Gogoi is seen wishing the candidates of HS exams all the best and distributing  pens
In a video which is doing the rounds of social media, policeman Ratul Gogoi is seen wishing the candidates of HS exams all the best and distributing pens|File image
ASSAM

Salute! Assam cop greets Class XII Board exam candidates with pens

Policeman Ratul Gogoi distributes pens among candidates of Higher Secondary examinations, which started today, in Sivasagar district; video winning hearts on social media

Mehzabin Sultana

Guwahati: A policeman in Assam’s Sivasagar district is winning the hearts of social media after a video of him distributing pens to the candidates of Class XII Board (Higher Secondary) examinations and wishing them luck did the rounds on Wednesday.

The heart-warming video has since then gone viral. Check out the video here:

As seen in the video, the cop -- identified as Ratul Gogoi from Sivasagar by a news portal, greeted the candidates with pens as this year’s crucial Higher Secondary (HS) exams started from Wednesday.

According to reports, a total of 2,34,809 students is to appear for the 2020 HS exams across 722 centres in Assam. Of these 1,75,175 students from Arts stream, 40,588 from Science, 18,178 from Commerce and 868 students are to appear in the exams.

Meanwhile, the Class X Board exams -- High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) exams or matriculation and the Assam High Madrassa (AHM) examinations 2020 -- began on Monday.

A total of 3,58,446 students are taking the HSLC and AHM 2020 examinations across 860 centres in the state. Of these, 3,48,739 are appearing for the HSLC examination and 9,707 for the AHM examination.

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