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Education minister flags off “Unity Run"


Young and budding engineering students from Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Khanapara, 9th mile, Meghalaya, have made a heart throbbing and an enchanting Marathon Run through the main street (G.S. Road) of Guwahati in the wee hours of Thursday on 26th Feb, 2015.

Together hand in hand 300 odd students have assembled at Dispur, near KAR Bhawan with a firm and Technologically strong determination to send a green signal to the otherwise strife-torn region that “Unity in Diversity” is the best fruit from a Banyan tree like RIST, an engineering college, affiliated to NEHU, Shillong with all freshness and smiles in the faces that could not only be seen, but also felt with emotion running down the lane to the heart, the faculty members, staff members and senior officials including the Director, Dr. P.C. Mahanta overshadowed by Mr. M. Hoque, the Chairman of ERD Foundation whose brain child the RIST is today, a six years old institution with a difference. The Run is a part of three-day colorful program of Techno fest (Esplendidez 2015) being organised from 26th to 28th Feb, 2015 by RISTians.

Assam Education Minister, Sri Sarat Barkotoky, had inaugurated the ‘great show on road’ by flagging off a Marathon Run, running for unity, peace and harmony in the North-Eastern Region in a single entity from diverse race, religion, caste and creed. The minister has expressed his surprise to witness such a road show having being well organised and also appreciated the event coming out from the neighboring Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya to the utter cheerfulness of the Guwahatians.

EDRF Chairman, Mr. M Hoque, while welcoming the event has said that if “Unity in Diversity” is to be seen and believed in letter and spirit, one should learn it from this grand show of unity, organised by the never-tiring spirits of the students and faculties of RIST.

Dr. P.C. Mahanta, Director RIST has also welcomed and thanked one and all for a good job done by his students. The ‘Run’ passing through Six mile and Research Gate has concluded near APSC office, in Jawahar Nagar, Khanapara.




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