NORTH GUWAHATI, Sept 13 - In the first freshers� social of the nascent academic institution, Lakhyadhar Choudhury Mahavidyalaya, Rangmahal, North Guwahati, held here at Rangmahal on Sept 10, amidst much fanfare and participation of both the public and the students, the chief guest of the function, Dr Anjan Jyoti Choudhury, a reputed artist and humourist exhorted the students, by citing various examples, to change their lives by dedication to their duties.
The meeting chaired by principal Bhairab Sarmah, a senior journalist and retired founder professor of North Guwahati College, was attended by several academicians, both retired and working, from the neighbouring educational institutions. Earlier, the college flag was hoisted by Sarmah, which was followed by the release of a wall magazine and illumination in the martyrs column, built for the occasion.
Before the start of the open session, the students and the teachers arranged together a �preetimel� where the teachers led by Prof Anamika Tamuly and Prof Barmi Buthari exchanged their feelings.
Later, in the open meeting chaired by the veteran educationist, Bhairab Sarmah, the secretary of the college governing body, Dr Bichitra Das explained how the need of a college was felt specially after the failure of the Degree colleges to accommodate the higher secondary students as desired. Dr Das, son of late Lakshmi Ram Das, a well-known and devoted educationist of yesteryears, thanked all who contributed in various ways for the growth of the institution and thanked the principal for his services rendered.
Nilakanta Nath, a well- known public activist of the region, who is also the secretary of the college, narrated in brief the background of the founding of the college. An ex headmaster, writer Mohan Saikia exhorted the students to work hard for the fulfilment of their hopes and aspirations.
The president, Sarmah, in his speech dwelt at length on the glorious historical, educational archaeological, heritage of North Guwahati which could produce luminaries in law, medicine, music, sports like football etc., and has also produced five presidents of the Asam Sahitya Sabha. He urged the young learners to follow the examples set forth by the noble souls of this land. Later, Dr Bichitra Das offered the vote of thanks to all concerned.