GUWAHATI, Feb 13 - A group of 15 students from Thammasat University, Bangkok who are pursuing their academic programme at Gauhati University, today visited Raj Bhavan and interacted with Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi today.
It may be noted that the students from Thammasat University, Bangkok have joined Gauhati University to pursue their course in the Centre for South East Asian Studies of the university.
Interacting with the students, Governor Prof Mukhi reiterated the affinity between the people of Assam and Thailand and geographical proximity between the entities. He said students are the ambassadors of bilateral friendship and camaraderie. Students of both the regions should strive to strengthen the academic relations between Assam and Thailand.
Apprising the Thai students of the different strong facets of Assam like tourism, history, its rich flora and fauna and of course the State’s enticing beauty, the Governor asked them to visit different places and experience the warmth and hospitality of the people of Assam.
Prof Mukhi also asked the Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University Prof Mridul Hazarika to take the students to different tourist places and other places of importance and help them know Assam and carry the message to their country. He also explained to the students the objective of India’s Act East Policy and how they can be the ambassadors in furthering the people-to-people contact between Assam and Thailand under the policy.
Gauhati University is also expecting students from Nepal and some other South East Asian countries.