Public Relations Day
In order to break the boundary between Society
and University and with an outreach initiative
to achieve the goal of making University of
Science & Technology, Meghalaya a “Peoples’
University” by intruding into each and every
corner of the region, the promoter of the
University- ERD FOUNDATION, GUWAHATI has
organized “University Public Relation Day” on
August 9, 2015 at Hotel Land Mark in Guwahati.
At the beginning, the Vice Chancellor of USTM
Dr. P. G. Rao had presented the achievements and
activities of the University during the last
academic year in front of the august gathering.
The chairman of ERD Foundation Shri M. Hoque had
announced some educational schemes for media
friends and free admission for underprivileged
meritorious students He said on the occasion
that mass media is the mirror of the society and
ERDF has always been fortunate enough to have
the support of the media in various endeavors of
the foundation and therefore to express the
gratitude and to help the media fraternity these
educational schemes were announced which
includes concession in course fee for the media
person as well as for their near and dear ones,
in achieving their desire to avail higher
education. He said, “Media has been one of our
backbones in our progress over the years and as
a token of gratitude to them, today I am
informing that one seat each would be reserved
for an accredited media person or his/her
immediate family member in every course in USTM,”
He further informed the gathering that ten per
cent of all seats in USTM & RIST are reserved
for free education of meritorious BPL students
and requested the media to carry this
information to the remotest corners of the State
so that the most deserving boys and girls could
take advantage of this offer.
Speaking on the occasion, HN Das, former Chief
Secretary, Assam; Dr AC Bhagawati, former VC,
Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh;
Padmashree Lakhinandan Bora, former President,
Asom Sahitya Sabha; and Dr Amarjyoti Choudhury,
Pro VC, Tezpur University recalled their long
association with ERDF, simultaneously showering
accolades for the innovativeness and excellence
displayed by the different schools of the USTM.
They were of the opinion that USTM is an
University with a difference.
In his address as the chief guest, Shri RS
Mooshahary, former Governor of Meghalaya, said
that there is no denying of the fact that
knowledge is power. He added, “But this power
may be misused without character and morality.
When character and morality are present along
with knowledge that is real education.”
Prof NK Choudhury, former VC, Gauhati University
and Principal Adviser ERDF, said that USTM is
always innovative and it is perhaps unique in
the way it takes care of education for all ages
– right from pre primary to PhD.
The function was also graced by other renowned
personalities and academicians of the region
along with senior executives of media houses.