TEZPUR, Jan 22 - The 23rd foundation day of Tezpur University was observed with three lectures by three eminent personalities of the country � Prof P Balaram, former Director of IISc, Bangalore, Prof Sanjoy Hazarika, Director, Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and Mamang Dai, noted journalist and author from Arunachal Pradesh.
Prof Mihir K Chaudhuri, Vice Chancellor, Tezpur University, called upon the youths of the �youngest country� of the world to utilize their energy and talent for the cause of development.
Mamang Dai said that a foundation day is not only an observation or a celebration, it should symbolize the foundation of tomorrow �which is our greatest responsibility to make our successors responsible.�
Citing a number of instances, Prof Sanjay Hazarika threw light on the brutalities of communal hatred and urged all to be extremely careful in using words like �foreigner� or �Bangladeshi� while referring to a person or a group of persons.
Delivering his oration, Prof P Balaram said, �Conflict begins where the chemistry ends.� Referring to the role of chemistry, he urged all, particularly the youths, to utilize the concepts of �chemistry� � �the word that is now seen to be so popular in India, even among the politicians.�
The chairperson of the organizing committee, Prof Munmun Hazarika observed that occasions like foundation day should mean much more than what they literally mean. Such occasions should symbolize something new and innovative for the future generations, he said.