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“USTM to emerge as
destination of national and international meets”, says Dr Sangma
USTM, Ri Bhoi, October 10, 2017: A national conference on the
theme “Think Global Act Local: Contemporary Sustainable Business
Practices & Development” was inaugurated by Dr Mukul Sangma,
chief minister of Meghalaya at the University of Science &
Technology Meghalaya (USTM) Conference Hall in Ri Bhoi District
on Tuesday. The two-day conference organised jointly by USTM and
the North-Eastern Management Association (NEMA) will conclude on
Delivering the keynote address on the occasion, BP Mukteih, CMD
NEDFi, said, “We have to think global as it impacts us, but
action has to be taken locally to achieve the goals.” He cited
the example of climate change which is a global issue but action
is desired at the local level.
Speaking on the occasion, Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM
highlighted the support received from the Government of
Meghalaya and NEDFi authorities in the past without which the
University would not have reached the eminent position that it
enjoys today. He informed that the advance granted by NEDFi to
USTM has been declared as a “Model Project” by the Ministry of
Finance in respect of successful educational institutions
financed by banks of the country.
In his chief guest’s address, Dr Mukul Sangma, expressed great
pleasure to be at USTM and be a part of the National Conference.
He said, “I am delighted to learn that a state of the art
auditorium is coming up shortly at the University campus and I
am sure that with this, Meghalaya will become a favourite
destination for both national and international events.” He
further stated that institutions can play a big role in
attracting interest from world over. Hence, he said, the
governments need to encourage the institutions. He, on his part,
assured all support and cooperation to developmental efforts in
the field of education by USTM and NEMA.
Earlier, the welcome speech was delivered by Prof WC Singh,
Secretary NEMA. Prof JU Ahmed, President NEMA, gave a bird’s eye
view of NEMA’s goals and activities and informed that the
Association will present action points for implementation by
stakeholders at the end of the conference. The inaugural session
of the Conference came to an end with the vote of thanks offered
by Dr PG Rao, Vice Chancellor, USTM.
More than 100 participants and scholars from different parts of
North East are participating in the conference along with many
experts and professionals from the field of management studies.