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 Chief Minister Meghalaya designated Mahbubul Hoque a successful Entrepreneur in North East


USTM, Ri Bhoi, October 10, 2017: “I appreciate Chancellor Mahbubul Hoque for his dedication and commitment to explore the state’s education sector and establish a centre of excellence in learning, which is empowering the youth not just Meghalaya but of the entire Northeast” said the Chief Minister of Meghalya, Dr Mukul Sangma while attending a national conference on the theme “Think Global Act Local: Contemporary Sustainable Business Practices & Development”at the University of Science & Technology Meghalaya (USTM) Conference Hall in Ri Bhoi District on October 10, 2017. The two-day conference organised jointly by USTM and the North-Eastern Management Association (NEMA) will conclude on Wednesday.
While delivering his speech as the Chief Guest of the Conference, the Chief Minister of Meghalya, Dr Mukul Sangma, lauded USTM Chancellor Mahbubul Haque saying, “financial institutions should look at education as a viable and sustainable space for promoting entrepreneurship. Hoque is a role model for us, whom we can showcase as an academician, an entrepreneur and who motivates others”.
The Chief Minister, who has visited the USTM after nearly five years, was all praise for the university and assured its students that the State government will submit a proposal to North Eastern Council (NEC) to finance North East Hostel for boys and girls and an exclusive hostel for the students of Meghalaya at the university. He further 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.” Dr Sangma also 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.
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.
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

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