The North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong celebrated its University Day today.
Rangbah Shnong of Mawkynroh, Longshai Nongkhlaw who attended the programme as the chief guest said NEHU for over 50 years has matured into an institution with serious academic, social and cultural agenda and a clear vision for its growth. He said the university has been able to attract persons of proven academic excellence from almost all parts of the country to serve in it as its faculty and student community is drawn not only from the North East but also from other parts of the country.
Encouraging students Nongkhlaw said that “As a headman of the locality, I want to convey before you that there is a lot of development that is needed to be made. Education is a great weapon. If we have to make a change we have to be a change. Therefore, on this special day I would like the students to come forward and work harder,” he said.
He hoped that the university comes up with many new developments and produce many more teachers and students and who will work together to uplift the society.
NEHU Vice Chancellor Prof. Prabha Shankar Shukla in his speech thanked the founding members of the university, teachers, staff, scholars and students for their contribution to the growth of the university. “A University is a place where academics is of utmost importance. But I also know very well that administration is also an important part of the university without which perhaps we would come to a standstill,” he said.
Shukla also said, “There is no denying that we have slipped a bit. We have fallen on the road. But we are not quitters. “With every fall we rise up and we start building again, stone by stone, brick by brick and make this University rise up again like a Phoenix.”
Presidents of NEHUTA, NEHUNSA and NEHUSU also spoke on the occasion.
NEHUTA President Prof. L. Kma said the university is not the same as it was 10-15 years ago and the Vice-Chancellor has a lot of responsibilities to bring back its lost glory.
NEHUNSA President Dr. W. Synrem stated that the university has achieved a lot but still has a long way to go and it requires the hard work of entire community to bring back NEHU to the level it was known for.
President of the student’s body NEHUSU Ready First June Nongbsap called on everyone to strive for academic excellence, spirit of inclusivity, and an environment where every student can thrive.
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