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Mahbubul Hoque committed to carry forward the mission of Dr
APJ Abdul Kalam
"Dream is not what
you see while sleeping, it is something that do not let you
sleep” keeping these words of Dr APJ Abul Kalam in mind
& with a dream to build a world class university in this remote
part of the country, the Chancellor of University of Science &
Technology, Meghalaya and Chairman of Education Research and
Development Foundation (ERDF) Shri Mahbubul Hoque decided to
take a few initiatives dedicated as a tribute to Dr Kalam.
The prime initiatives would be offering fellowship to do
research work leading to PhD from USTM on Dr Kalams Mission,
Translation work of his edited books in local languages to reach
out among masses to educate generations to come, Establishing Dr
APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Innovation and Rural Technology at
USTM, to offer 20 Scholarship in the name Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in
each ERDF Institutions for rural BPL meritorious students.
Dedicate one road as Dr APJ Abdul Kalam road, and to Dedicate
one academic block as the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technology Block at
Mr. Hoque said during the "All Religion Prayer Meeting"
organized by the foundation on July 29, for eternal peace of Dr
Kalam that “Although the great man had left this world, we have
to create followers of him from the coming generation by
encouraging young latent talents. We at ERDF group of
institutions had taken a pledge to groom each and every student
in the mould of Dr. Kalam”. Last year on July 23, Dr APJ Abdul
Kalam has visited USTM on the occasion of North East College
Principals Conclave 2014. His visit inspired the entire team
ERDF to restore their dedication to work with more enthusiasm
and vigor in their mission of building quality education
institutions in northeast region.