Kriti Sylheti Samman to
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
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".