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Golden jubilee celebrations of Digboi College

By Correspondent

DIGBOI, Jan 4 - The golden jubilee celebrations committee of Digboi College is organising a three-day concluding function of the year-long celebrations from January 10 to 12 with a colourful variety of programmes.

Founded on July 15, 1965, Digboi College has already completed its golden journey of 50 years. To mark the occasion in a befitting manner, the executive committee in association with 13 other sub-committees has organised several programmes successfully and is closing in on its efforts for the final phase of the celebrations in a memorable manner.

Accordingly, the concluding phase of the celebrations is scheduled to begin with the hoisting of the college flag by the principal at 8.30 am on January 10. The flag hoisting will be followed by a colourful cultural procession to be flagged off by Tinsukia district SP Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta.

In the afternoon of the same day, the retired teachers and employees of the college will be offered felicitations in presence of the illustrious short-story writer and outgoing Asam Sahitya Sabha president Prof Imran Shah.

On the same occasion, Prof Shah will release the golden jubilee souvenir. Later in the afternoon, the local talents as well as some invited artistes will perform a medley of songs and dances.

On January 11, in the agenda called 'The Golden Touch', the internationally famed innovator and scientist Dr Uddhav Bharali will have an intimate session with the students of the college. The second item of the day's agenda will be the golden jubilee address to be delivered by Dr Jaimini Bhagwati, the former envoy of the Government of India to several European countries, famed economist, financial expert and the retired chief of the Investment Finance Section of the World Bank.

A get-together of the present and past students of the college will be held at 1.30 pm and the event will be inaugurated by Dr Narayan Upadhyaya, a senior Professor of Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh. The second day's cultural programme will be presented by the artistes of the Guwahati centre of All India Radio along with with Priyam Gohain and Neelam.

On January 12, the open session to be held at 10.30 am which will be attended by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Education Minister Sarat Borkotoky, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal, the Dibrugarh University Vice-Chancellor Dr Alak Kumar Buragohain, MP Rameswar Teli, MLAs Rameswar Dhanowar and Pradyut Bordoloi, Principal Secretary of Higher Education Pawan Borthakur and Tinsukia district Deputy Commissioner Puru Gupta, among others.

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