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Governor gives away KK Handiqui Award, Fellowship

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, Dec 11: Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi presented KK Handiqui tiol Award-2017 to former Election Commissioner of India Harishankar Brahma, KK Handiqui tiol Fellowship to distinguished mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa and young writer Sarmistha Pritam at a function at Pragjyoti ITA Centre for Performing Arts at Machkhowa, Guwahati on Monday.

Prof. Mukhi also presented scholarship to four female UPSC fil aspirants under APJ Abdul Kalam Students’ Welfare Mission of the university.

Speaking on the occasion which was organized as an extension of the social commitment of the university and its family members, Prof. Mukhi said that KK Handiqui tiol Award and KK Handiqui tiol Fellowship upheld the desire of the University community to honour those brave souls whose actions have significantly contributed to in enlarging the vision of life and society. He hailed the role of KK Handiqui State Open University which is acting as a harbinger of truth and democratic values and encouraging the freedom of thought and inquisitiveness of human mind. Acknowledging the role of KK Handiqui State Open University, Prof. Mukhi said that the university with its diverse learner base and different academic programmes, has been successful in penetrating deep into the social issues experienced by the common man. It has also successfully adjusted itself with the needs of various sections of the society and can design plans and programmes to influence the courses of social dymics. Prof. Mukhi also lauded the role of Krish Kanta Handiqui State Open University for providing free education to jail inmates across 13 study centres located in different jails and thereby creating an opportunity for this group of people to learn and become knowledgeable. Former Election Commissioner of India Harishankar Brahma, in his speech, said that the greatest resource of the state is its human resource. “If the state lacks adequate pool of educated and knowledgable persons, the state can never prosper. Backwardness, poverty, ill health, hunger is linked to poor education standard. Therefore, the biggest endeavour of any state is to ensure that literacy rate goes higher,” he said.

Anshu Jamsenpa and Sarmistha Pritam also spoke on the occasion.

Vice-Chancellor of Krish Kanta Handiqui State Open University Dr. Hitesh Deka, Registrar of Krish Kanta Handiqui State Open University Dr. Aroop Jyoti Choudhury, along with a host of other dignitaries, were also present in the function.

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