South Korean and North East
Students mingle as USTM Celebrates 69th Republic Day
9th Mile, Ri Bhoi, 26 January, 2018: As the Nation
celebrated its 69th Republic Day to remember when
India’s Constitution came into force, a group of 20
college students from South Korea too sang the National
anthem at the University of Science and Technology,
Meghalaya and initiated a cleanliness drive along with
their partner students from the Earth Science Department
of the University. The tricolor was unfurled at 8.30 in
the morning today by the Chancellor of the university,
Mahbubul Hoque in the presence of staff, faculty and
“Students should work towards nation building and should
have progress of the country as their foremost
priority”, said Mr Hoque while addressing the gathering.
He advised the students to do constructive work for the
nation and humanity, apart from their regular studies.
Soon after hoisting of the National flag, various
programmes began in the university campus. The
university students’ volunteers group from South Korea
and Meghalaya initiated a cleanliness drive as a part of
their international drive to protect the environment and
save mother nature. Simultaneously, various cultural and
sports competitions were conducted among the students
and staff, including Rongoli competition, singing
competition, Tug of War, Cricket and Football match.
Prizes were given away at the valedictory function held
in the later part of the day.