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Kriti Sylheti Samman to Mahbubul Hoque
25th April, 2017, USTM : On the
august day of 23rd April, 2017, Sh. Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor,
USTM & Chairman, ERDF had been conferred with the honour of "KRITI
SYLHETI" at a gala ceremony held at Shilpagram Muktangan
Guwahati. It was conceived as a token of recognition of his
endless contribution for the development of NE Region through
education, for bringing a change in the lives of rural people
through education, for his journey from rags to riches, still
clinging on to Sylheti culture and language.
The ceremony was attended by other dignitaries like Mr. Manas
Choudhury, former minister, Education, Govt. of Meghalaya, Sh.
Kanak Sen Deka, President, Asom Sahitya Sabha, Prof. Amalendu
Chakrabarty, Dean, Gauhati University, Smt. Krishna Das,
President, All india Srihatta Sammelan. “This samelan or
congregation we may say, is being arranged every year to make an
effort to preserve the sylheti culture and language, to exchange
ideas and above all to make all Sylheti people united and stay
connected and integrated through this platform”- explained Dr.
Bibhas Chandra Das Purkayastha.
While felicitating with the honour of “Kriti Sylheti” by Dr.
Purkayastha & Sh. Manoj Nandi Majumder, General Secretary,
Sylheti Sammelan, Guwahati, Sh. Majumder stated “ this is a
great privilege for us that we have chosen an extraordinarily
exceptional personality, edupreneur like Sh. Hoque who had
devoted the entire life for the cause of education and spreading
education to the farthest corner of NE region. This honour is an
attempt to assert once more to the people of North East that he
is the Messiah of this region”. He added “ we must say that Mr.
Hoque is such a rare personality, his ideology, his vision, his
workings not just influence but instigate all of us, specially
the future generation of this country, he is a pathfinder”. This
award is also an attempt to accelerate the tempo of his tireless
attempt to empower society through education, to change lives
and achieve dreams - stated Dr. Purkayastha. While Sh. Hoque
expressed his gratitude to the organisers and also emphasized "
I will leave no stone unturned to achieve my goal, and that
there is no alternative for hard work, dedication and honest
commitment. I am grateful that the Sylheti Sammelan Guwhati that
they had recognized my endeavour, I will never say that my
endeavour successful, but I would definitely say that I aspire
to be successful and we are in the path of progress".