Meghalaya: President Kovind likely to attend NEHU Convocation in Nov

Meghalaya: President Kovind likely to attend NEHU Convocation in Nov


North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) vice chancellor, Prof S.K. Srivastava today informed that President of India, Ram Nath Kovind is likely to attend the convocation of the University to be held in the first week of November.

"He (President) is likely to attend the convocation of the university to be held in November," Prof Srivastava said while speaking at the first ever student induction programme or "Deeksharambhi" 2019 which was held at the Convocation Hall of the university here today.

It may be mentioned that the university is awaiting the confirmation from the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

According to sources, the Rashtrapati Bhavan had earlier hinted that the President will be available to attend the convocation in the first week of November.

"We are waiting for the Rashtrapati Bhavan to give the date in which President will be free to attend the convocation," sources said.

Deeksharambhi held in NEHU Campus, ShillongThe North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) today organised its first every students induction day or "Deeksharambhi" at the convocation hall of the university. A total number of 1500 plus students were inducted into various programmes and courses provided by NEHU for the batch 2019-2020.

Speaking on the occasion, former Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) chairman, Prof David R Syiemlieh said that this kind of induction event was not there in the university during his student's day.

"This student's induction day hopefully would be organised annually to welcome the fresh and young students to the university to take advantage of the facilities and to excel in the pursuit of knowledge," Prof Syiemlieh said.

He said the students are on the threshold of another exciting stage of their life in pursue of higher studies and it will determine whether they become scholars, teachers, entrepreneurs and hopefully bureaucrats in the service of the country.

"Challenges and difficulties will always be there. But you need to have the perseverance and confident to overcome these with strength of will and dedication," he said.

The former UPSC chairman said that as graduates, they are expected to lead by examples by being good citizens and above all be good human beings, live in harmony and keep the environment clean.

Others present on the occasion include NEHU pro-vice chancellor, Dr. Henry Lamin, registrar, Dr. J.N. Nayak, Dean Student's Welfare, Prof. S. Umdor among others.

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