Delighted to have ceremoniously conferred upon the "Assam Governor’s Award for Excellence" to two meritorious students one each from UG and PG of Cotton University at a program held at the University.
I consider it my privilege to encourage these bright young minds with the Governor’s Awards for Excellence.
The award has been put in place to encourage and promote excellence in higher education with the aim to achieve enhanced commitment to quality education & research.
Chief Minister of Nagaland, Sri Neiphiu Rio ji paid a courtesy visit at Raj Bhavan, Guwahati today. He apprised me of various issues pertaining to the welfare and development of the State of Nagaland. Adviser to Chief Minister, Sri Abu Metha also accompanied him during the visit.
I pay my tributes to Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore on his birth anniversary. A music polymath, Gurudev worked as a poet, writer, playwright, philosopher, social reformer and painter. His contributions played a leading role in Indian cultural renaissance. He authored India’s National Anthem and his enormous contributions in the field of literature brought laurels to our country by winning the first Nobel Prize in literature. His ideals will always continue to inspire and encourage humanity.
As Chancellor of the Gauhati University, it was an immense pleasure to have attended the 29th convocation of the university. I congratulate the students who have received their degrees today. I wish each of the graduating student uses his knowledge acquired here to make a difference to the lives of the people around him and contribute to the growth of the nation.
I am happy to have chaired the annual combined meeting of Executive Board and Governing Body of North-East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) in Guwahati today. NEZCC is making great efforts to develop and promote various arts and crafts of the NE states to upgrade and enrich the people about the cultural heritage of NE.
Assam is indeed grateful to have the benign presence of Hon’ble President of India, Sri Ram nath Kovind ji. Bid him adieu at LGBI Airport, Guwahati. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was also present during the see off.