DIBRUGARH, Feb 16 � The AEC Class 88 � an alumni association of the 1988 batch of the Assam Engineering College (AEC) � organized a scholarship presentation function titled �Initiative� in the auditorium of the Institution of Engineers, Panbazar, Guwahati on February 14 last.
The fund comprises individual contributions from the alumni of the 1988 batch.
The alumni association, with the aim of serving the AEC community as well as society as a whole, awarded scholarships to two students of the Assam Engineering College.
A final-semester student, Eashan Saikia of the Mechanical Engineering branch, was awarded Rs 25,000 along with a citation for his meritorious and innovative feats.
Another first-year needy student, Bikash Deori Tipiga of the Mechanical Engineering branch of the college, was extended a financial assistance of Rs 40,000.
In addition, as a small gesture towards fulfilling social responsibility, the association announced construction of toilets and bathroom in the complex of the Assam Sishu Kalyan Sadan, a children�s home, at Sundarbari near the Assam Engineering College.
The function was graced by former principals, teachers and students of the Assam Engineering College. Professor AK Padmapati, ex-principal of the AEC, chaired the function. Noted economist Amiya Sarma also graced the programme and delivered an inspiring speech.
Students of the Assam Engineering College showcased their talent during a cultural programme. Kailash Rabha enthralled the audience playing the saxophone.