TEZPUR, Jan 22 - Amidst fervour and enthusiasm, Tezpur University (TU) observed its 25th foundation day and inaugurated the year-long (January 21, 2018- January 21, 2019) silver jubilee celebrations. The event began with the hoisting of the university's flag by the Vice-Chancellor of Tezpur University, Prof Madan M Sarma in the presence of other dignitaries and guests. Later delivering the welcome address, Prof Sarma, drew references from the reminiscent past highlighting the institution�s and students� achievements over the years. He further insisted that although the University has achieved immensely there is further need for improvement.
Inaugurating the silver jubilee celebrations, Prof Kishori Mohan Pathak, founder Vice-Chancellor of the University thanked all the contributors who had assisted in the all-round development of the University. He went on to discuss the achievements of the University and appealed to the present staff and faculty to work hard to achieve greater heights. He reiterated that excellence needed constant refinement.
Delivering the silver jubilee oration, Prof Amarjyoti Choudhury, former Vice-Chancellor, Gauhati University narrated the tale of Tezpur University, which was a detailed history of the 24 glorious years of existence of the University. He emphasised on the evolution of the present work culture of the University whose foundation was laid by Prof KM Pathak who had conceived the idea of a digital university and worked tirelessly to translate the dream into action.
Utpal Bora, CMD, OIL and chief guest of the occasion released the silver jubilee celebrations calendar, which has host of activities to be organised throughout the year. While delivering the Foundation Day Oration, he, appreciated the clean and green TU campus. He emphasised the importance of industry-academia collaboration and mentioned that in line of Govt of India Start-up programme, OIL is also running a start-up programme to encourage the entrepreneurs and requested the students to opt for the scheme.
Prof Choudhury and Bora later delivered the appreciation certificates to the faculty members and students for excelling in their respective fields. The event concluded with vote of thanks and inauguration of the photo gallery, which exhibited the journey of Tezpur University.