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Unity Day Celebrated by USTM & DDK Guwahati

USTM faculty members singing Bhupendra Sangeet on the occasion of 138th Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel jointly organized by DDK Guwahati and USTM on 31st October 2019

GUWAHATI, 31st October 2019: The 138th Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was celebrated enthusiastically at the University of Science & Technology Meghalaya today as ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ or the National Unity Day where the students of the University showcased the concept of “Unity in Diversity” of the Nation through various cultural performances. The colourful event was organized by Doordarshan Kendra Guwahati in collaboration with USTM to commemorate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel – the “Iron Man of India” who played a pivotal role in India’s freedom struggle and then during the integration of the country. Students and teachers of the University took a pledge to stand for Unity and Integrity of the country.

Cultural performance by USTM students on National Unity Day jointly organized by DDK Guwahati and USTM on 31st October 2019

Inaugurating the programme, Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM called upon the students fraternity to maintain integrity and unity for a better future of the Nation. He said, “It is our moral duty to maintain and protect the unity amidst diversity of the nation. On this auspicious day, we pay tribute to the great personalities of this country.” He thanked Doordarshan Kendra Guwahati for coming over to USTM to jointly celebrate the Unity Day 2019. Mr M Anand, Deputy Director General Engineering, Doordarshan Kendra Guwahati also addressed the students and spoke on the significance of Rashtriya Ekta Divas and recalled Sardar Patel as the architect of new India.

USTM Chancellor Mahbubul Hoque addressing students during the celebration of National Unity Day, jointly organized by DDK Guwahati and USTM on 31st October 2019

Students performed Zikir, Khasi and Garo dance, Bihu dance, Manipuri dance, creative dance, Nagara naam, Bodo dance, Jaintia dance, Naga song, fusion song etc. Several students of USTM also expressed their feelings on the significance of National Unity day and on importance of staying united in the country.

In a separate programme held in the morning hours today, USTM paid tributes to Smt. Indira Gandhi, the first woman Prime Minister of India on the occasion of her death anniversary today by offering floral tributes and also by organizing a talk on “Role of Women in Social Transformation”. The talk was delivered by Dr Mridul Hazarika, former Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University.

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