Along receives ‘Minister of the year award’
DIMAPUR — Nagaland minister of Tourism and Higher Education, Temjen Imna Along, received the coveted ‘Minister of the Year Award,’ jointly instituted by the Confederation of Indian Universities (CIU), The Educational Standards and Testing Council of India (TESTCOIN) and the United Nations affiliated International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP).
The minister received the award during a programme held at India International Centre in New Delhi on December 29 in the presence of important Indian and foreign dignitaries, stated an update from Dr. Roopam Bachhil, registrar of The Global Open University Nagaland (TGOUN).
Responding to the award and while presenting his views on the occasion of the national seminar on “Creation of world class universities: prospects, constraints, challenges and dimensions,” the minister stressed the need for only such appropriate education and training that helps the students in leading the nation in different areas of science and technology, industrial development, sustainable agriculture, environmental sciences, health, defense and preparing them to be merciful, compassionate and tolerant.
Important dignitaries present at the award function included president of IAEWP Chancellor Dr. Priyaranjan Trivedi; director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. M Srinivas; vice chancellor of Amity University Gurugram, Prof. P B Sharma; vice chancellor of Jamia Hamdard University, Prof. M Afsar Alam; vice chancellor of Haryana Skills University, Prof. Raj Nehru; additional chief secretary and the chief resident commissioner of Nagaland, Jyoti Kalash; Dr. SN Pandey, chancellor of The Global Open University Nagaland; Ethiopian government representative, Feven Kassahun; and director of Confederation of Indian Universities (CIU) and the Educational Standards and Testing Council of India (TESTCOIN) Dr. Utkarsh Sharma.
The minister, while releasing the 960 pages A4 size book on Nagaland, lauded the efforts of Dr. Priyaranjan Trivedi, principal Author of the book, and invited all the vice chancellors and the foreign dignitaries to visit Nagaland with a view to enjoying the natural beauty of the state.
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