JORHAT, Jan 26 - Dikhowmukh College, which is a reputed institution of higher education in Sivasagar district, organized a two-day meet of its past pupils recently with a series of interactive programmes, cultural performances and literary activities.
Participating in the programme, noted litterateur and former president of Asam Sahitya Sabha, Imran Shah inspired the alumni with his thought-provoking words as he urged everyone present to be a part of the developmental activities of the college and the locality as a whole.
Along with Shah, senior teachers of various academic departments of the college released the souvenir, which was edited and published by the alumni association of Dikhowmukh College.
Applauding the efforts of alumnus like Rubul Bora, Srimanta Kalita, Ramen Kalita and many others for organising the mega meet so smoothly, many members of the alumni said that they will leave no stone unturned to make every former student attend similar programmes in future as many of them could not attend the two-day past pupils� meet due to their busy schedule or other pre-occupation.
Taking part in the interactive programme, former students of the college, namely Bubul Dutta, Binanda Dutta, Bidyut Bikash Baruah, Dr Swapnali Bora and many others said that they would provide all possible support to initiate developmental works for the benefit of the students in future.
Going back in time, it may perhaps be pertinent to add here that the villagers of the surrounding areas such as Raghubari, Khonakhokora, Bharalua, Khonamukh, Goal Gaon, Gayon Gaon, Deughoria, Jagarahabi, Khoradhora, Moglow, Dhonekhowa, Dicial, Dulia and many others extended all possible support during establishment of the college in 1982. The alumni members therefore urged everyone present to be thankful to the local villagers for their collective contribution towards a noble cause.
Along with many other important suggestions, compilation of a new database with information about the latest identities and professional status of all the former students along with the nearby villages was suggested by some former students during the interactive programme.
Recounting the exemplary devotion to service and personal sacrifice of founder principal Haren Bhuyan and many other teachers for the development of the college during the last 33 years, several past pupils said that the teachers of Dikhowmukh College would always remain as a source of inspiration for them.
It may be mentioned that along with the founder principal Bhuyan, most of the highly-qualified lecturers subsequently became role-models for several students and the locals of Dikhowmukh as they left no stone unturned to impart quality education in an effort to raise the scholastic excellence of the college. Fighting against economic hardship till the period of its provincialisation, the college fraternity in fact found the going uphill most of the time.
The cultural presentations on the night of January 18 kept the audience spellbound as they were glued to their seats by the foot-tapping numbers and ethnic dance programmes.