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GUWAHATI, 15th Aug 2017: Along with the whole country, the 71st Independence Day was today celebrated in Techno city campus with much pomp and show. The flag hoisting ceremony was graced by Shri Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor University of Science & Technology (USTM), Meghalaya and Chairman ERD Foundation Guwahati in presence of Prof Amarjyoti Choudhury, former Pro Vice Chancellor, Tezpur University and CV Raman Chair Professor, USTM and Professor HK Barua Director Academic Affairs ,Regional Institute of Science & Technology (RIST) amidst a huge congregation which includes Deans of departments, members of faculties, students and staff of both RIST and USTM. A large number of students have participated in the day long activities such as Rangoli Competitions, Quiz Competitions and Patriotic Song Competitions which began just after the flag hoisting ceremony.
While commemorating the great sacrifices made by the forefathers, Shri Mabubul Hoque during his speech said every student of our university must work for our great country. According to him a university should play a vital role in building the society and USTM is leaving no stone unturned in this endeavor. He also told that the students should not only think of getting a degree and leave the university rather they should leave with a mission to service the society and to address the burning problems of the society. Just as drops of water make an ocean; the effort of the individuals will make our great nation even greater.
Prof Amarjyoti Choudhury in his address said even after 70 years of independence we are still facing lot of problems like hunger, illiteracy, sanitation, poverty and other basic amenities of life. The essence of the celebration of independence is to actually address these issues. Professor HK Barua expressing his feeling said that our institute is displaying the true spirit of unity in diversity of our nation in the north east part of the country since students from all the North Eastern states having diverse cultures, languages are pursuing their education in the institute who are staying together in the campus with love and harmony.
Towards the later part of the day, the valedictory cum prize distribution ceremony was held which was graced by Prof NK Chaudhury, former Vice Chancellor, Gauhati University who is also the Principal Advisor of ERD Foundation said that the students of RIST and USTM today have displayed an amazing talents by participating in various activities throughout the day. He congratulated the winners and motivated them to become contributors in nation building process of our great country.
The winners of various competitions were: For song competitions the first and second prize winners were Jesaiya Debbarma (RIST),Arshad Ferdous (USTM), respectively where as the third prize went to Tarik Basar (RIST) and Nihar Kashyap(USTM). In Rangoli Competitions the team comprising of Barik Khan,Ashique Hussain and Wasir Lamtor from RIST was the first prize winner,Fareen Saba,Slipi Deka,Pinki Kumari and Supriti Das from RIST was the winner of the second prize and third prize went to Prarthana Devi and Deepam Deori of USTM.The first prize winners in Quiz Competitions were Charrywell Sutnga,Cholarstica Rymbai,Abid Nasim Mazarbhuiya Acacia Mynso;Second Prize winners were Kenhize Tamin,Tengjan S Marak,Masuma Sultana and the third prize winners were Samkyskhu Shullai ,Aibansharai L Nongliat and Slaiwod Star Nonglori all from RIST. The winners were awarded with cash awards with certificates of commendation.
The event ended with a vote of thanks by Dr AH Barbhuiya, Registrar, RIST


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