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ERDF held Education Conclave for Girl Students at Barak Valley: Knowledge is the seed and Economy is the Fruit: NIT Director at Barak Valley Conclave

Prof Rajat Gupta, Director, NIT, Mizoram addressing students at Barak Valley Girl Students' Conclave at Badarpur (28 April 2019)

Mahbubul Hoque, Chairman, ERDF Guwahati addressing students at Barak Valley Girl Students' Conclave at Badarpur (28 April 2019)

Mahbubul Hoque, Chairman, ERDF Guwahati addressing students at Barak Valley Girl Students' Conclave at Badarpur as he also introduced 2016 HSLC topper Sarfaraz Hussain (28 April 2019)

Badarpur, Karimganj, 28 April, 2019: With the view to provide vision and guidance in higher education for the girl students of Barak Valley, the ERD Foundation, Guwahati, in association with Khairun Nessa Begum Women’s College, Badarpur has organized ‘Barak Valley Girl Students’ Conclave’—a day long motivational and counseling programme for Class X & XII students at Badarpur today. The Conclave was joined by more than a thousand girl students from the valley where ERDF Chairman Mahbubul Hoque launched several Scholarships, Freeships and Fellowships, including 5 numbers of BA Scholarships in the name of eminent reformist from Barak Valley Late Dr Tayeebur Rahman Barbhuiya. The event was marked by expert counseling and motivational sessions and participation of ACS and HSLC toppers.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Rajat Gupta, Director, NIT, Mizoram said that knowledge is the seed and economy is the fruit. Delivering an inspirational speech, he urged the students to do excel in whatever career they follow and highly appreciated ERDF’s efforts to support poor and brilliant students through primary to higher education.

Addressing the students, Dr. Shaheen Ara Begum, Associate Professor, Dept of Computer Science, Assam University, Silchar said, “Girls have to be determined to stand on their own feet. Nothing can stop you from achieving your dream. You have to create a vision and decide what to become after 5 or 10 years from now. Visualizing your dream is very important—it is the bottom line from where you start”, she said.

“Hard work, patience and dedication executed in the proper direction surely leads to success”, said ACS topper Maria Tanim while addressing the gathering. HSLC topper Sarfaraz Hussain was also present in the Conclave and he gave certain study tips to the students. He stated that doing good result in class XI is very important if the student wants to perform well in class XII. Students should follow their interest and then only chose a particular stream, he added.

Expressing his strong belief that education of girls means education for a generation, Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor USTM and Chairman ERDF said that education is the only tool for progress and prosperity of the region. Students were apprised about various academic programmes and facilities offered in ERDF Institutions to meritorious students, including Coaching for Competitive Examinations. Earlier, the welcome address was delivered by Dr Bibhash Dev, Academic Advisor to ERDF while the vote of thanks was delivered by Dr Afsana Amin Soma, Principal, KBWC.

ERD Foundation, Guwahati is one of the fastest growing institutional networks in North East India running successfully 2 CBSE affiliated schools, 1 Engineering College approved by All India Council of Technical Education, 1 Women’s College affiliated to Assam University, Silchar, 1 B.Ed College approved by National Council for Teachers’ Education, 1 Law College approved by Bar Council of India, 1 Pharmacy College approved by Pharmacy Council of India, 1 Physiotherapy College, 1 Coaching and Guidance Centre and the University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya. Very soon ERDF is also planning to start its Medical College & Hospital, Ayurdeva College and one B.Ed College, one Pharmacy College & one Nursing College. The competitive examination centre of ERDF is a highly promising destination of many civil service aspirants and had produced a large number successful candidates including the topper in the recently declared results of APSC examination.

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