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North East Graduate Congress begins

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 22 � �With the ever expanding scope of information technology across the globe, the entire world is looking towards India as the source of skilled manpower. The hard-working north-eastern youth, having the ability to communicate fluently in English language, the global medium of communication, have an edge over their counterparts from rest of the country.�

Governor JB Patnaik, opined this while inaugurating the second North East Graduate Congress 2014, an ERD Foundation initiative, organised by the University of Science and Technology (USTM) in association with CSIR-NEIST at its campus at Ninth Mile in the city outskirts.

The objective of the two-day event is to provide a platform to the graduate students and teachers from different parts of the region, a platform to share thoughts, exchange ideas launch collaborative efforts in different fields of education.

Dr Dhruba J Saikia, vice chancellor, Cotton College State University, while speaking on the occasion, lauded the efforts of ERDF in giving a platform to the students and teachers from different parts of the State to come together, calling it an effort towards building a cohesive society. He also stressed the need to encourage research in the field of social sciences along with physical sciences.

Dr Mridul Hazarika, vice chancellor, Gauhati University, stressing the need to involve the younger generations in the process of nation building from an early age, said that other than developments in the field of science, technology and economics, maintaining the human value in the society is equally important in the process of nation building.

He also lauded the role of Mahbubul Hoque, chancellor of USTM as an avid institution builder in the Northeast.

Farooq Shahab, general manager, SBI, NE circle, Professor PK Abdul Azis, vice chancellor, USTM, Dr NK Choudhury, former vice chancellor, Gauhati University and Subimal Bhattacharjee, renowned cyber security expert also exhorted upon the students to set their goals early in life and strive towards it with true dedication.

The two days programme would conclude on February 23. The sessions of the North East Graduate Congress, 2014 are being guided by the renowned counsellors, industry leaders, achievers in various fields, HR managers, government officials and experts from the various domains in the country.

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