“Young entrepreneurs should take benefit of the entrepreneurship development schemes of the State Govt” said the Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein. He said this while attending the “NAV-ARUNODAYA – Rising of New Hope” an AUS Indo-Thai Academic Exchange Programme as chief guest at the Arunachal University of Studies (AUS), Namsai on Monday last. The programme was a part of follow up action of the signing of Memorandum of Agreement between the Arunachal University of Studies, Namsai with Chiangmai University and Maejo University in Thailand for educational exchange programme.
Mein said that he is happy to see that the Arunachal University of Studies is seriously following the implementation of Educational Exchange Programme with the universities in Thailand and this effort of the University will put Namsai on the world map in the education sector. He expressed hope that the AUS will continue to carry forward the mission with the same zeal and contribute towards human resource development of the region to a great extend. He further said such educational exchange programme will open doors for cultural diplomacy and business connectivity between the people of North East Region and the ASEAN countries which would go a long way in establishing long term relationships and boost economic activities in future.
He suggested AUS Namsai to offer more job oriented and one year professional courses in tea plantations and other fields to the undergraduate and graduate youths of the region. With such courses, the university will invite more students and on the other hand it will benefit the unemployed educated youths.
He also appealed to the youths to take up professional courses in entrepreneur development and take full benefits of the entrepreneurship development and innovative schemes of the State Govt. He further said to the young scholars to take up research work in literary activities to revive the local Tai Script and assured to sponsor the translation of Tai Kampti version of Mahabharat into Hindi language.
Parliamentary Secretary, Chow Zingnu Namchoom in his speech has lauded the AUS Namsai for such global initiative in the education sector. He requested the AUS Namsai to act as a guardian varsity and umbrella for other colleges in the district like Bethany College, Lord Mohabhodi College and Polytechnic College and also to involve them in their co-curricular activities.
Ashwini Lochan, President AUS cum Chairman of World Education Mission said that with the advent of technology and knowledge we must learn to respect the cultures and languages and preserve them. He said a little pro-active approach is required from our side to build a lasting relationship between the ASEAN countries and North East Region of India. He said, “ we are initiating it and hope that more private varsities will also come forward”. He said that the efforts are on to give AUS Namsai an international recognition.
V K Kawatra, Vice Chancellor of AUS Namsai informed that many new courses are being introduced in the University including Pali language. He assured that the University will seriously implement the educational exchange programme and will make the results visible within two years.
The Research Scholars from AUS and Lord Mohabhodi College, Namsai presented their research papers which they had presented on the 13th International Conference of Thai Studies on July 15-17 last at Chiangmai in Thailand.
On the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister gave away scholarships and books to the meritorious students who had a less privileged family background. He also released the University Magazine, “AUS RISERS – towards Excellence” on the occasion.
R K Sharma, DC Namsai; HoDs and prominent personalities from the Namsai district and also from Assam attended the programme.
Earlier on the day, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein inaugurated the ground floor and dining hall of the Girl’s Hostel, AUS Namsai.