Korean and North East Students mingle as USTM Celebrates
69th Republic Day
9th Mile, Ri Bhoi, 26 January, 2018: As the Nation
celebrated its 69th Republic Day to remember when India’s
Constitution came into force, a group of 20 college students
from South Korea too sang the National anthem at the
University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya and
initiated a cleanliness drive along with their partner
students from the Earth Science Department of the
University. The tricolor was unfurled at 8.30 in the morning
today by the Chancellor of the university, Mahbubul Hoque in
the presence of staff, faculty and students.
“Students should work towards nation building and should
have progress of the country as their foremost priority”,
said Mr Hoque while addressing the gathering. He advised the
students to do constructive work for the nation and
humanity, apart from their regular studies.
Soon after hoisting of the National flag, various programmes
began in the university campus. The university students’
volunteers group from South Korea and Meghalaya initiated a
cleanliness drive as a part of their international drive to
protect the environment and save mother nature.
Simultaneously, various cultural and sports competitions
were conducted among the students and staff, including
Rongoli competition, singing competition, Tug of War,
Cricket and Football match. Prizes were given away at the
valedictory function held in the later part of the day.