Guwahati, Aug 14: The 2nd UG Orientation Programme scheduled from August 8 to 14 for newly admitted students of Royal Global University (RGU) concluded on Tuesday. Prof. (Dr.) Mihir Kanti Chaudhuri, adviser, Education, Government of Assam & Principal Adviser, Royal Global University, Ashutosh Agnihotri, IAS, Commissioner & Secretary, Transport and Sports & Youth Welfare Department, Government of Assam and AK Pansari, Chancellor, Royal Global University addressed the students on the concluding session of the orientation programme. Cultural programmes, Pre-Independence competitions of solo and group songs, poster competitions, awareness programmes on traffic & technology sports activities and fun games marked the five day programme.
Prof. (Dr.) Mihir Kanti Chaudhuri, speaking on the occasion acknowledged that the future of India was in the hands of the students who, through a rigorous process, have taken admission for higher studies at RGU. The development of a nation is measured by its Gross Enrollment Ratio(GER) and presently Assam has about only 17-18% as compared to the Indian GER of 25%. Hence, students have to be wary not to let distraction sway them away from their academics and the learning process should be also and an enjoyable one with co-curricular activities of their choice. He enthused students to be job creators and not job seekers. Jobs are available in government sector but employable personnel of merit are few. Participatory teaching is the norm of the day and students must make the best use of it. Students must be self-disciplined and they should understand that they are the flag bearers of RGU.
Ashutosh Agnihotri spoke to the students on technology being a leveler and enabler and how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is taking over the world by storm, but can never overtake originality, never out of fashion. On the eve of Independence Day, he wished the students to express their nationalism in subtle ways and urged them to fly with their wings and come back with stars for the nation, family and self.