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Annual day of community prog

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, Nov 16 - The annual day programme of Swastyayan � a free and voluntary community engagement and service of the Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU), which was started in order to extend a helping hand to the community children staying near the university � was held recently, said a delayed press release here.

Swastyayan, meaning a fight to eradicate the ills of society, is a social commitment project of ADBU consisting of three components � evening tutorial classes for students of classes VIII, IX and X; community counselling centre (CCC) and life skill education and awareness programme (LEAP).

The annual day programme was attended by Fr Francis Fernandez, Prof Manoranjan Kalita, Prof Basil S Koikara and Tamanna E Rassull. The audience consisted of 70 students benefitting from the coaching class, 80 students of ADBU volunteering for coaching the students, 12 faculty mentors and 150 parents.

Special invitee Kabyanil Talukdar, a student of Cotton College, HS first year, who holds the world record for the fastest Rubik�s cube solver, enthralled the audience by solving the cube blindfolded. He also spoke and motivated the gathering to develop their unique talents that each one possesses, and develop it to the full by focusing and practising regularly.

Prizes were distributed to the children who won in dancing, singing and poem recital competitions. The volunteers who were actively involved in the activities of Swastyayan were also acknowledged for their selfless services and certificates were given to them.

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