"Mahbubul Hoque committed to carry
forward the mission of
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam"
“Dream is not what you see while sleeping, it is something that do not
let you sleep” keeping these words of Dr APJ Abul Kalam in mind & with a
dream to build a world class university in this remote part of the country, the
Chancellor of University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya and Chairman of
Education Research and Development Foundation (ERDF) Shri Mahbubul Hoque decided
to take a few initiatives dedicated as a tribute to Dr Kalam.
The prime initiatives would be offering fellowship to do research work leading
to PhD from USTM on Dr Kalams Mission, Translation work of his edited books in
local languages to reach out among masses to educate generations to come,
Establishing Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Innovation and Rural Technology at
USTM, to offer 20 Scholarship in the name Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in each ERDF
Institutions for rural BPL meritorious students. Dedicate one road as Dr APJ
Abdul Kalam road, and to Dedicate one academic block as the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
Technology Block at USTM campus.
Mr. Hoque said during the "All Religion Prayer Meeting" organized by the
foundation on July 29, for eternal peace of Dr Kalam that “Although the great
man had left this world, we have to create followers of him from the coming
generation by encouraging young latent talents. We at ERDF group of institutions
had taken a pledge to groom each and every student in the mould of Dr. Kalam”.
Last year on July 23, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam has visited USTM on the occasion of
North East College Principals Conclave 2014. His visit inspired the entire team
ERDF to restore their dedication to work with more enthusiasm and vigor in their
mission of building quality education institutions in northeast region.