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Dr BKB College’s golden jubilee celebration ends

The flag hoisting function during the golden jubilee celebrations of BKB College, Puranigudam.
 GUWAHATI, Nov 24 - Dr Birinchi Kumar Barooah College at Puranigudam, Nagaon has completed its fifty years of academic journey to impart higher education in the arts stream alone at the undergraduate level.

Established in 1967 with the avowed goal of making higher education accessible to the rural students, the college has achieved a steady growth after inclusion in 2(f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act in 1992 with expansion of infrastructure, new course of studies, digital support services introduced in the library and classrooms, extension programmes initiated to ensure community participation of the institution and introduction of commerce stream from the current session. Having assessed and re-accredited by NAAC in 2004 and 2011 respectively. Dr BK B College has been preparing for the third phase of national evaluation of its growth and achievement in the challenging field of higher education. This was stated in a press release.

The golden jubilee of Dr BKB College was celebrated with a year-long programme with both scholastic and co-scholastic activities throughout the year. The inaugural ceremony witnessed active participation of the entire academic community, stakeholders, alumni association and above all several dignitaries of the State including Dr Mridul Hazarika, the Vice-Chancellor of Gauhati University. It was followed by periodically conducted seminars, workshop, lecture session, on-the-spot inter-college paintings and essay competition and so on. The three-day closing ceremony, the culmination of jubilee celebration was held recently.

Fifty flags were hoisted by citizens of local society, former teachers and employees followed by paying tribute to the martyrs and inauguration of the life-size statue of Dr Birinchi Kumar Barua. The statue was sponsored by the alumni association of the college and inaugurated by Girindra Kumar Barua, former MLA and presently a faculty of the college in presence of Dr Bhupen Saikia, the principal Hiteswar Laskar, Sarat Ch Khound, former and present faculty members, alumni and students. A huge colourful cultural procession showcasing our history, heritage, cultural tradition, art-works by the students and stakeholders was brought out. During the three-day closing ceremony, a large number of former students, teachers, employees and well wishers attended the exhibition and Book Fair and other academic and cultural programmes.

A symposium was organised in the college premises in collaboration with Sahitya Akademi on the life and works of Dr Birinchi Kumar Barua attended by resource persons like Dr Ramesh Pathak, Dr Naren Kalita, Dr Kabari Deka Hazarika, Dr Upen Rabha Hakasam, Dr Satyakam Barthakur and Dr Swadhinata Mahanta. Prof Hiranya Kumar Nath of Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA delivered a lecture on ‘Economic Development of Assam: Myths and Realities’. Prof K P Sharma gave a lecture on ‘Waste Management: A Step towards Green Earth’ and Prof Chandan Mahanta from IIT, Guwahati delivered a lecture on ‘Brahmaputra: Protecting and Conserving a threatened River’. Noted journalist Ajit Kumar Bhuyan spoke on the contemporary situation in Assam.

A three-day workshop on ‘Project Report Preparation’ was held in the college premises. Synchronising with the golden jubilee, the celebration committee has published a souvenir, a historical journal and three books on different subjects. Dr Birinchi Kumar Barua College Award was offered to Murulidhar Das, a dedicated worker and researcher in the field of folklore for the second time on the second day of the closing ceremony.

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