Guwahati, Nov 21: A child should be taught to inculcate a vision from young age so that it can be pursued in his or her life in the true sense. One has to dream with a vision, and must pursue that with action. This is the mantra for bringing transformation for a better society, for the humanity. We have to work for need based education.
This was stated by Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) while addressing the public on “Opportunities in Higher Education and Employment: Role of USTM” organised by Miraj Welfare Society and the education lovers of Sonamura today.
The programme was inaugurated by Pratima Bhowmik, Minister of State, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India in the presence of Dr Balendra Kumar Das, Pro VC, USTM, other delegates and a massive gathering.
Inaugurating the programme in a very positive note, Minister Pratima Bhowmik praised USTM and Chancellor Hoque and said that students from Tripura can go the USTM to pursue higher education. She also said that the Government is ready to offer all kinds of support including arrangement of land in the state of Tripura if USTM wishes to establish any educational institution there.
Upon the USTM Chancellor’s invitation, the minister has also expressed her desire to visit the University.
Addressing a huge gathering of school and college students, guardians and academicians, Chancellor M Hoque said, “Our children and youth must work for humanity, not for any community or religion, they must have an inclusive mindset.”
He urged the students that they must first set a dream, then they must have a vision, then they have to pursue that vision to achieve the target thereby transforming vision into action so that action brings change to the society.
“Vision must be there for social reformation and we have to work for need based education. NEP emphasizing on Interdisciplinary learning, and at USTM are following this”, he said.