GUWAHATI, April 29 - The annual general body meeting of Gauhati University Teachers� Association (GUTA) was held on April 27 with a daylong programme.
GU Vice Chancellor Dr Mridul Hazarika inaugurated the programme where advocate Arup Borbora and Prof Hari Prasad Sarma, Rector of Gauhati University were also present among others.
GUTA president Prof Archana Sharma in her welcome address spoke about the challenging situation being faced by the higher education system in India in the neo-liberal regime as protectionism has given way to open competition.
Prof Hari Prasad Sarma in his speech observed that GUTA has a long cherished history and has the maturity to work collectively and lead the university.
Vice Chancellor Dr Hazarika in his inaugural address emphasised that collective interest should get priority over individual interests.
Advocate Borbora in his speech, presented a narrative on �Ethnicity, Identity and Conflict in Assam and the North East�. Recollecting the history of the region, he referred to the British administrative practices that were designed to exploit the natural resources of the region but with prudence of non-interference with the customary laws and justice dispensation systems of the indigenous tribes in the region.
The meeting ended with the declaration of GUTA election results for the session 2019-20 which is headed by Dr Akhil Ranjan Dutta as president, Dr Tilak Hazarika as general secretary and the introduction of the elected office-bearers and executive committee members of GUTA.