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DGP 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 (Dr R.P Road) of Guwahati in the wee hours of Monday on 16th May, 2016.
Together hand in hand 400 odd students have assembled at Ganeshguri, near Ganesh mandir 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, an 8 years old institution with a difference. The Run is a part of two-day colorful program of Techno fest (Esplendidez 2016) being organized from 16th and 17th May, 2016 by RISTians.
The Assam Director General of Police, Shri Mukesh Sahay 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. He has expressed his surprise to witness such a road show having being well organized 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, organized by the never-tiring spirits of the students and faculties of RIST. During his speech Mr Hoque congratulated the effort of Mr. MEIGO MARK of Estonia, who is on his walk around the world, for his exemplary dedication and commitment and thanked him gracing the flag of ceremony as Guest of Honour.
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 last gate, Beltala and concluded near APSC office, in Jawahar Nagar, Khanapara




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