6th North East Graduate Congress kicked off by UPSC former Chairman at USTM

Prof. D P Agarwal, Former Chairman, UPSC, New Delhi felicitating youth leader and social activist Hardik Patel in presence of Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM and other dignitaries today at the 6th North East Graduate Congress organized by USTM from 15-17 February, 2019

Youth leader and social activist Hardik Patel speaking at the 6th North East Graduate Congress organized by USTM from 15-17 February, 2019

Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM felicitating MsRuchi Gupta, AICC JtSecy and in charge of NSUI today at the 6th North East Graduate Congress organized by USTM from 15-17 February, 2019

Prof. D P Agarwal, Former Chairman, UPSC, New Delhi,Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM, youth leaders Hardik Patel, Ruchi Gupta, Jignesh Mevani and Rohit Chahal launching the 6th North East Graduate Congress organized by USTM from 15-17 February, 2019

9th Mile, Khanapara, Ri-Bhoi, 16th February 2019: Amidst a mega conglomeration of thousands of college students coming from all over the north-eastern states, Prof. D P Agarwal, Former Chairman, UPSC, New Delhi formally inaugurated the 6thedition North East Graduate Congress (NEGC) at the University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM). A galaxy of nationally acclaimed personalities ranging from youth icons, intellectuals, academia, cultural and sports icons, politicians, and motivational speakers haveaddressedNEGC that aims at grooming the youth of the region with a holistic approach. 

Addressing an unprecedented gathering of several thousand college students in the Central Auditorium at USTM, Hardik Patel, the youth leader from Gujarat said that quality education, inexpensive education and youth development are the three important things that the youth of today want. The Panel Discussions on “Youth, Politics and Corruption” caught interest of many.Ms Ruchi Gupta, AICC JtSecy and in charge of NSUI said that youth of the country constitutes 60 percent of the population and if the Government is not providing required money in the education sector, then only the youth of the country will be affected. Jignesh Mevani, MLA from Gujarat also delivered speech and he said, “The biggest politics in our country is to keep students away from politics. But we must be part of politics or at least political intervention”. Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, former Chief Minister, Assam; Rohit Chahal, National Media In Charge, BJP (Youth Wing) and Allantry Dkhar, Vice President of UDP, Meghalaya also delivered passionate speeches on the occasion. 

Earlier, welcoming all the participants of NEGC, Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM said, “Youth of the North East must take strong lead so that peace and harmony of the region can be maintained as people with vested interest are trying to diminish its image. Our youth have special talent and capability. Let us explore this talent and make our region empowered in terms of economic and educational development. March forward, gear up and make our region stronger than any part of the country”.  

NEGC is a unique confluence of students’ community of undergraduate level held every year since 2012 under the aegis of USTM. The event aims at preparing and enhancing all round development of the future graduates through guiding them and placing them in a position where they can decide what is next after graduation. The objective is to make them responsible youth and accountable citizens of this country. The event provides a platform to the college youths of all the states of North East to showcase their talents as well as get opportunity to prepare their action plan after graduation.

More than 10,000 students witnessed the gala beginning of 5th NEGC with the cultural manifestations of eight sister states of the region. Each state of North East was represented by the students of 40 communities belonging to the entire region, each state displaying indigenous cultural presentation with indigenous costumes. 

Separate sessions were held simultaneously at different venues at USTM. Session on personality development by renowned motivational speaker Thomas John Rose,Prof. D P Agarwal, Former Chairman of UPSC took a session on ‘Decision Making Process: Role of Youth in Context with NE Region”.Since yesterday, different competitions such as,Debate on ‘Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016’, Quiz, Best Graduate, Extempore Speech, Photography, Skit, Ethnic show, on Spot Painting, Volleyball, Football, Cricket, Badminton, Kabaddi, Power Lifting, Group Dance, Group Song are being participated by many students with much enthusiasm. Attractive awards including two wheelers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones and cash prizes will be given to the winners of different competitions. All the students will be awarded Certificate of Participation. The event will conclude tomorrow with valedictory and prize distribution.

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