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USTM Celebrates 76th I-Day With Grand Cultural Showcase Of 8 NE States

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Indians always keep their identity strong: SIH chairman

HT Bureau

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SHILLONG, Aug 16: Along with the whole nation, the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) has observed the 76thIndependence Day in a grand way on Monday ending an eventful week-long celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav which began in the university since 9th of August. Dr Abdulaziz Al Musallam, chairman of Sharjah Institute for Heritage, UAE graced the occasion as the chief guest of the programme.

The tri-colour was hoisted at the main sports ground of USTM in the morning by Mahbubul Hoque, chancellor, USTM in the presence of the chief guest Dr Musallam, Prof GD Sharma,VC, USTM, Prof Mohammed Basheer, former VC, University of Calicut, Kerala, Dr BK Das, Pro VC USTM and more than 5,000 students and other participants.

Addressing the huge gathering, Dr Abdulaziz thanked the founder chancellor of USTM for hospitality and achievement of the university. “It’s my great happiness to be here on this very special day. Whenever we talk of cultural heritage, we always mention India. Indians always keep their identity and at the same time rise in the path of education and progress,” he added.

Dr Musallam was highly impressed by the presentation of the rich cultural heritage of the 8 NE States by USTM students. He has given assurance that students of USTM would be invited to represent the North East India in world cultural fest. The Sharjah Institute for Heritage has been working with UNESCO in a global platform for cultural integration connecting people for peace and harmony.

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A colourful cultural procession and cultural showcase of all the North-Eastern States of India was witnessed by many on the Independence Day at USTM which culminated at the Central Auditorium of the university.

On 12th August, a large group of students, including 7 Units of NSS Cell, organised a bike rally for distribution of national flags amidst villagers within 5 kms radius of the University to materialise the dream of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga, Har Ghar Shiksha’.

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