GUWAHATI: North East Graduate Congress (NEGC), the most acclaimed flagship programme patronized by ERD Foundation Guwahati will commence in the University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) for the sixth time from February 15 to 17, 2019 with an expected participation of more than 10,000 students from about 300 colleges spread across the North East.
The three-day-long event will be graced by a galaxy of prominent personalities ranging from youth icons, intellectuals, academia, cultural and sports icons, politicians, motivational speakers and many more. NEGC is a unique confluence of students’ community of undergraduate level held every year under the aegis of USTM.
Addressing a press conference at Guwahati Press Club today, Dr Balendra Kumar Das, Director, Administration, USTM said that among the various sessions of 6th NEGC, the session on Competitive Examinations will be addressed by Prof D P Agarwal, Former Chairman, UPSC, New Delhi while the Panel Discussion on “Youth, Politics and Corruption” would be addressed by Ms Ruchi Gupta, AICC Jt Secy and In Charge of NSUI; Vijaya Rahatkar, National President of BJP Mahila Morcha and other eminent leaders and analysts from the region. On the other hand, there will be a separate session to be addressed by Hardik Patel, youth leader and social activist; Kanhaiya Kumar, leader of the All India Students Federation and Jignesh Mevani, a young politician from Gujarat. The cultural evening will be opened by popular Bollywood playback singer Armaan Malik and internationally famed actor Adil Hussain, while the sports events would be inaugurated by Dilip Tirkey, former captain of Indian national hockey team and Arjuna awardee Monalisa Baruah Mehta from Assam. Reputed motivational trainer Thomas John Rose is going to address the session on personality development and soft skills.
The press conference was also addressed by Mehjabeen Rahman, Dr Rani Pathak Das and Dr Alpana Choudhury of USTM. It was stated that all students studying at graduation level can participate in NEGC. Teacher or Coordinator from different colleges or institutions select the students and forward the names to the organizers. All participants attending the Congress are required to fill a registration form and submit to the Organizing Secretary, NEGC. Attractive awards including two-wheelers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones and cash prizes will be given to the winners of different competitions. All the students will be awarded Certificate of Participation.
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