Work for need based education: USTM Chancellor Hoque and Minister of State Bhowmik at Sonamura

Smti Pratima Bhowmik, Minister of State, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment handing over a memento to Chancellor M Hoque

Sonamura, Tripura, November 21, 2022: A child should be taught to inculcate a vision from young age so that it can be pursued in his or her life in the true sense. One has to dream with a vision and must pursue that with action. This is the mantra for bringing transformation for a better society, for the humanity. We have to work for need based education. This was stated by Shri Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, University of Science & Technology Meghalaya while addressing the public on “Opportunities in Higher Education and Employment: Role of USTM” organised by Miraj Welfare Society and the education lovers of Sonamura today. The programme was inaugurated by Smti Pratima Bhowmik, Minister of State, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India in the presence of Dr Balendra Kumar Das, Pro VC, USTM, other delegates and a massive gathering.

Smti Pratima Bhowmik, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment handing over the lighted candle to Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor USTM for lighting the lamp


Inaugurating the programme in a very positive note, State Minister Smti Pratima Bhowmik praised USTM and Chancellor Hoque and said that students from Tripura can go the USTM to pursue higher education. She also said that the Government is ready to offer all kinds of support including the arrangement of land in the state of Tripura if USTM wishes to establish any educational institution there. Upon the USTM Chancellor’s invitation, the Hon’ble Minister has also expressed her desire to visit the University.


Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM addressing on higher education at Town Hall, Sonamura, Tripura


Addressing a huge gathering of school and college students, guardians and academicians, Chancellor M Hoque said, “Our children and youth must work for humanity, not for any particular community or religion, they must have an inclusive mindset.” He urged the students that they must first set a dream, then they must have a vision, then they have to pursue that vision to achieve the target thereby transforming vision into action so that action brings change to the society. “Vision must be there for social reformation and we have to work for need based education. NEP emphasizing on Interdisciplinary learning, and at USTM we are following this”, he said.

Dr Balendra Kumar Das, Pro VC of USTM was the guest of honour on the occasion and addressed the gathering. He stated that the objective of the programme is to create and promote awareness among youths and education lovers about competitive higher education, employment opportunities and to explain the USTM’s hitherto contributions and its future vision.