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Meghalaya SSLC 2018 Toppers
Involvement of University in Research for the
Country is very important: Meghalaya CM
2, 2018: The University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya
in association with ERD Foundation, Guwahati has felicitated all
the 40 rank holder students of SSLC 2018 under MBOSE here today.
The awards were handed over by the Meghalaya Chief Minister
Conrad Sangma along with Dr DD Lapang, Hon’ble Former CM of
Meghalaya, Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui and other
dignitaries. The programme was attended by many other
dignitaries, high officials as well as school principals,
parents and guardians of the rank holding students. The
successful students were honoured with Laptops, Mementos and
other attractive rewards.
Delivering the awards to the toppers, Chief Minister Sangma
said, “Involvement of university in research in the highest
level for the country is very important.” Thanking Chancellor
Mahbubul Hoque and the entire USTM team for its gesture of
honouring the rank holders, he said that institutions like USTM
have a big role to play in research in climate change and GST
which will further contribute to policy making. “In Meghalaya,
we are ready to complete the formulation of our education policy
for the first time in the State”, he added.
Dr DD Lapang, the Former CM of Meghalaya said that he is glad
for the performance of the students. Referring to Dr BR Ambedkar,
he said that merit speaks louder than wealth. Addressing the
award winning students, he said, “No one can prevent if you
decide to be great. Please shine your way and light wherever you
go.” Speaking on the occasion, Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui
said, “This is a unique programme where a university has
recognised the hard work of the students”.
Earlier, welcoming the gathering, Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of
USTM said that USTM is committed to the development of science
and technology education and research in the region and
announced that USTM is offering free education to all the
toppers of MBOSE after they pass higher secondary. The event
concluded with the vote of thanks by Prof Alaka Sarma, Pro Vice
Chancellor of USTM.