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RIST and USTM observed National
Techno city, Ri-Bhoi, Meghalaya, 13 November 2017: The
only way that an university can progress is that it must reach
out to the people by bringing innovation to teaching methods,
inspiring students to do things that can contribute to the
society. This was stated by Prof. Amarjyoti Choudhury, Vice
Chancellor, University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya
while speaking on National Education Day on 11 November to
commemorate Maulana Abul Kalam Azad—the great visionary and the
architect of education system of the country. Organised by the
Regional Institute of Science and Technology (RIST) and the
University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) with the
theme “Maulana Azad: The Architect of Education in Modern
India”, the function was participated by hundreds of students
and teachers, apart from the dignitaries.
Delivering his welcome address Prof Choudhury said, “I salute
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad for his immense contribution to the
national educational scenario. We should think about upgrading
our education and be innovative and impart cooperative
teaching”. While universities were earlier considered as places
of study and research only, the present concept is that
universities should produce people who think not only about
personal growth, but also try to reach out to people, he added.
In the Keynote address, Prof. Alaka Sarma, Dean, School of
Social Sciences and Humanities, USTM said that Maulana Abul
Kalam Azad was a great executor and remembered that all the big
educational and cultural establishments such as IIT, UGC, Jamia
Milia Islamia, Sangeet Natak Akademy, Lalit Kala Academy etc.
are the brainchild of this great visionary. “He gave great
importance in building institutions. He laid the foundation
stone and streamlined the whole education system of India”, she
Addressing the participants, M Hoque, Chancellor, USTM said, “We
must carry forward the mission of great personalities like
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and contribute towards development of
the human resource of the country”.
A power point presentation on National Education Day was made by
Dr Papiya Dutta, HoD, Rural Development. The vote of thanks was
delivered by Dr RK Sharma, Pro Vice Chancellor, USTM.