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AAU foundation day celebrated

Students taking part in a cultural rally on the occasion of the 47th foundation day of Assam Agricultural University, in Jorhat on Wednesday. - UB Photos
 JORHAT, April 2 – Sharing the lessons of his own life, which were enriched by an analysis on various studies, aspects and experiences, Padma Shri awardee Dr Lakshmi Nandan Bora on Wednesday gave an inspiring speech to hundreds of students, teachers, researchers and officials of the Assam Agricultural University (AAU) at a programme on the university campus during the celebration of its 47th foundation day.

A former professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Meteorology of AAU, Dr Bora delivered the foundation day lecture which literally answered various questions on the significance of living a meaningful life.

“There should be a balance of physical, intellectual and spiritual aspects in a person’s life. Human beings should not just only exist, they must live,” said Dr Bora.

He advised the students to “take the right decision at the right time of life” and engage themselves in such professions which give them job satisfaction. The noted intellectual also suggested everyone to avoid arrogance in any sphere of life as “arrogant people cannot view the world from the right perspective.”

Earlier, Dr Bora met many acquaintances he had been with during his tenure at the AAU. He recounted how the people of villages like Bahekgaon and Jalukonibari influenced him to write stories like “Sakha Damodar,” “Swikarukti,” etc.

AAU Vice Chancellor Dr KM Bujarbaruah advised the students to engage themselves in fruitful endeavours for the welfare of the society. He reiterated that the university would continue its efforts to generate new resources to develop agriculture.

The Registrar of the university, Krishna Gohain and other teachers, researchers, students and staff were present in the foundation day programme.

Our Tezpur Correspondent adds: The 47th foundation day of Assam Agricultural University (AAU) was observed at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Tezpur on Wednesday.

On the occasion, a meeting was organised at its campus at Napam near Tezpur University, which was presided over by Dr PC Deka, programme coordinator of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Sonitpur. Dr Deka highlighted the achievements of AAU in terms of technology transfer and acceptance by the farming community of Assam. He also asked the scientists and other staff to work hard for the development of agriculture in the State.

Dr Deka applauded AAU Vice Chancellor Dr KM Bujarbaruah for his unique effort to showcase the different technologies developed by the university through the KVKs of Assam. Anjan Krishna Sarmah, SMS (Agronomy), anchored the meeting, while Arifa Mumtaz Begum, SMS (Home Science), offered the vote of thanks.

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