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- Published 17.06.10
|Children participate in a drawing competition at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Friday. Picture by Eastern Projections|
A two-day Youth Conclave 2010, organised by B. Borooah College on its campus from June 3, was a big hit. The conclave was inaugurated by noted academician and former chairperson of SEBA Tabu Ram Taid in the presence of the vice-chancellor of Dibrugarh University, Kandarpa Kumar Deka. The Telegraph was the media partner of the event. The entire event was organised in seven categories: students’ seminar, poster, collage, skit, quiz competitions, psychometric test and career counselling and GDPI tips and sessions. There were three students’ seminar sessions in which more than 25 papers on the general theme of the conclave, Distress to De-stress, were presented. In the poster and collage competitions, nearly 50 contestants from various schools and colleges took part. It was dominated by the students of Govt College of Art and Craft. Bokul Borah from the same college bagged the first prize in both the categories. In the skit competition, teams from South Point School, Guwahati, Regional College of Higher Education, Guwahati, and Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya, participated. Asim Das and his group from B. Borooah College were adjudged the Best Team. Abhra Das, a well-known quizzard, conducted the quiz competition. A total of 64 teams, including participants from IIM Ahmedabad, Fergusson College, Pune, University of Delhi, IIT Guwahati, AEC, Guwahati, and various colleges and schools of Guwahati took in the preliminary round. Six teams were selected for the final round. Amrit Pritam Chutia and Bidyut Bikash Bailung of Assam Engineering College, Guwahati, won the final. More than 100 participants took the psychometric test and many of them attended sessions on GDPI.
On June 4, space scientist and former chairperson of UGC, Prof. Yash Pal, accompanied by his wife, read the oath and put his valuable signature on the oath with an appeal to the students and teachers to join this green movement. Over 300 students and teachers signed the oath and thus committed themselves to the cause of conservation. “A signature means a lot. Once we put a signature, probably we will remember when we are about to do something harmful to nature,” said Indira Bordoloi, the principal of the college.
The Gauhati Medical College Quizzing Society organised Q-Fever, a quiz contest at O&G Hall of the GMCH on June 12 to popularise quiz among the younger generation. Syed Tanwir Alam, a doctor and quizmaster, enthralled the audience and made the event a success with his impressive quizzing prowess.