DIBRUGARH, May 2 � The Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal today endorsed the opinion of Dibrugarh University students to convert the varsity into a central university for further growth and wide exposure.
Attending as the chief guest on the second day of the �Nahor� event of the first ever inter-university students� meet of the northeast at the varsity here, the Union Minister said that he would take up the matter with the Union Government with earnest. �If a central university can benefit the region better then the existing one, I will surely work upon the suggestion and put up the matter in front of the concerned ministry,� he said. Sonowal was replying to the volley of questions of the students during the interactive session at Rangghar, Dibrugarh University during the event.
The �Nahor� event was organised by Dibrugarh University Post Graduate Students� Union (DUPGSU) as part of the golden jubilee celebrations of the varsity. The programme was also attended by vice chancellor Alak Kumar Buragohain and Nipam Koch, president, DUPGSU. The event is being attended by more then 200 students from other universities including Manipur University and University of Science and Technology,
Meghalaya. The three-day �Nahor� programme which begun yesterday will provide a platform to the students to share their ideas and thoughts as also showcase their skills and talents besides cultural events.