GUWAHATI, Feb 5 - “The future of India’s higher education looks bright, but not spectacular and still awaits a firm and clear policy for implementation,” said Prof David Reid Syiemlieh, former chairperson of UPSC and former Vice Canceller of Rajib Gandhi University, Itanagar, while delivering the inaugural speech of the ‘North East India Inter College Debating Competition 2019-20’, stated press release today.
The competition was organised by Sonapur College of Kamrup (M) district on its premises today.
Altogether 29 participants from 15 colleges and universities took part in the contest. The winners in the individual and the team categories were awarded with Sinam Uriba Singh Memorial prizes sponsored by Sinam Iboton Singh, a faculty member of the Mathematics department of the college.
Moon Talukdar of Gauhati University received the best debater award and won a cash prize of Rs 10,000 and a trophy, while Nabarun Kashyap of Nalbari College bagged the second best debater award. He won a cash prize of Rs 7,000 and a trophy. Arnab Jyoti Talukdar from Nalbari College got the third prize and won Rs 5,000 and a trophy.
Similarly, Nalbari College and Cotton University bagged the best and the second best team prizes and were awarded with cash prizes of Rs 5,000 and Rs 3,000 respectively, besides trophies.
The judges of the competition were Dr Bidula Sarma, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Gauhati University; Manish Goswami, Assistant Editor of The Assam Tribune; and Kankona Goswami, Assistant Editor of North East News and Senior Anchor of Prag News.
Earlier, college principal Dr Devabrot Khanikor delivered the welcome address.