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The Telegraph, Calcutta, 17th June, 2005

 

The North East Centre for Resource Development (NECRD), a leading NGO in the field of forest conservation, organised a camp on environmental awareness at Demoria High School, Kamrup, in collaboration with state forest department.

 

The camp was a part of the Seuj Prakalpa project and was organised to celebrate World Environment Day. R.D.S. Tanwar, conservator of forests and an officer of Seuj Prakalpa, inaugurated the plantation programme. On the occasion, students planted saplings in the school. The programme aims at involving NGOs, students and the community in the green movement. Jogesh Chandra Kalita and P.C. Bhattacharjee, both from the department of zoology, Gauhati University, delivered a lecture on the concept of conservation. They stressed the need of sustainable development and said that it was imperative to strike a balance between development and conservation. A game was also organised for the students. The game, titled Wave of Life, was co-ordinated by Pranab Jyoti Kalita. The aim was to make concepts such as sustainable development and ecological balance comprehensible to students.

Awareness

 

A plantation programme was organised on World Environment day by Seuj, a unit of Juveniles, an NGO dealing with environmental issues, in collaboration with Seuj Prakalpa, Guwahati and the state forest department. Several schools such as the Adarsha High School, Sankardev Vidya Niketan and the Sankardev Sisu Niketan participated in the plantation programme.

 

Besides planting of saplings, an awareness programme was also organised where Apurba Kumar Goswami and Champak Kumar Sharma, president and secretary of Seuj, spoke on the importance maintaining the ecological balance. They also stressed the need for the role of students and the common masses in the green movement. Narendra Nath Goswami, headmaster of New Guwahati Adarsha High School, said Seuj's contribution to the conservation movement was laudable.

Techno fest

 

Central IT College recently organised Techno Quest 2005 at the district library to commemorate its foundation day.

 

Techno Quest was organised with the aim of providing students, pursuing professional courses, a common platform to exhibit their knowledge and skills in both academic and non-academic fields. S.D. Phukan, former adviser of the North East Council, B.C. Konwar, joint director of secondary education and M. Haque, director of the Central IT College inaugurated the programme. A seminar on the topic ' Globalisation and India: Are We Geared Up to Meet the New Challenges' ' was organised at the inaugural session. Partha S. Ghosh, director of the Indian Council of Social Science and Research, New Delhi, chaired the inaugural ceremony. Experts from various fields, such as the banking sector and the IT sector, attended the ceremony. The Central IT College emerged as the overall winner, but the organising committee decided to pass on the trophy to the next best college. NEF College of Management and Information Technology was, therefore, handed over the winning trophy.

Assessment

 

Tezpur University has been accredited B+ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) recently.

 

The certification will be valid for a period of five years with effect from May 20, 2005. P.C. Deka, vice- chancellor, expressed his gratitude to all faculty members, employees and students for their active co-operation during the process of assessment by the NAAC peer team. The vice-chancellor requested everybody to contribute to the all-round development of the University. so that it could scale newer heights in the future. Pranab Kumar Nath

 

Source:- http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050617/asp/northeast/story_4869544.asp