Chief Minister Meghalaya
designated Mahbubul Hoque a successful Entrepreneur in North
USTM, Ri Bhoi, October 10, 2017: “I appreciate Chancellor
Mahbubul Hoque for his dedication and commitment to explore the
state’s education sector and establish a centre of excellence in
learning, which is empowering the youth not just Meghalaya but
of the entire Northeast” said the Chief Minister of Meghalya, Dr
Mukul Sangma while attending a national conference on the theme
“Think Global Act Local: Contemporary Sustainable Business
Practices & Development”at the University of Science &
Technology Meghalaya (USTM) Conference Hall in Ri Bhoi District
on October 10, 2017. The two-day conference organised jointly by
USTM and the North-Eastern Management Association (NEMA) will
conclude on Wednesday.
While delivering his speech as the Chief Guest of the
Conference, the Chief Minister of Meghalya, Dr Mukul Sangma,
lauded USTM Chancellor Mahbubul Haque saying, “financial
institutions should look at education as a viable and
sustainable space for promoting entrepreneurship. Hoque is a
role model for us, whom we can showcase as an academician, an
entrepreneur and who motivates others”.
The Chief Minister, who has visited the USTM after nearly five
years, was all praise for the university and assured its
students that the State government will submit a proposal to
North Eastern Council (NEC) to finance North East Hostel for
boys and girls and an exclusive hostel for the students of
Meghalaya at the university. He further said, “I am delighted to
learn that a state of the art auditorium is coming up shortly at
the University campus and I am sure that with this, Meghalaya
will become a favourite destination for both national and
international events.” Dr Sangma also stated that institutions
can play a big role in attracting interest from world over.
Hence, he said, the governments need to encourage the
institutions. He, on his part, assured all support and
cooperation to developmental efforts in the field of education
by USTM and NEMA.
Delivering the keynote address on the occasion, BP Mukteih, CMD
NEDFi, said, “We have to think global as it impacts us, but
action has to be taken locally to achieve the goals.” He cited
the example of climate change which is a global issue but action
is desired at the local level.
More than 100 participants and scholars from different parts of
North East are participating in the conference along with many
experts and professionals from the field of management studies.