Guwahati, 8 August: India’s first track and field gold medalist, Assam’s pride Ms. Hima Das, who clocked 51.46 seconds in the IAAF World U-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, was honoured with a cheque of Rs. One Lakh by Royal Global University (RGU) during its 2nd Orientation Programme for students held on 8th August 2018.
Parents of Ms. Hima Das, Mr. Ronjit Das and Mrs. Jonali Das were cordially invited, felicitated and handed over the cheque during the Orientation Programme. Accepting the cheque on her behalf, Mr. Ronjit Das, reminisced how he would encourage her to run every morning and excel in it.
A video clip showcasing the glorious victory of the 18 year old, brought tears to the eyes of the parents and the audience, comprising of students, faculty and staff members of RGU. Mr. Ronjit Das promised that whenever Hima is in Guwahati, she will definitely take time out to come and interact with the RGU students, who were so enthusiastically waiting to meet her.
He journeyed her life from Dhing, Nagaon to Finland and encouraged the students to follow their dreams and never give up in life. He also sought everyone’s prayers and blessings for Hima’s success in the future.
The 2nd Orientation Programme of RGU has been scheduled from 8-14 August. Chief Guest Dr. N.C.Talukdar, Director, IASST, Guwahati, Assam and Guest of Honour, Mr. Maninder Singh, IAS, Principal Secretary Higher Education Department, Government of Assam addressed the students on the first day of the program. A dance recital on Ganesh Vandana and a Xatriya Dance, performed by the students, added more vigour to the program.
Dr. N.C. Talukdar, addressing the students, emphasized on inner ambition and pointed out that Hima Das is the ideal inspiration, who has shown that perseverance, determination and smart thinking can help achieve tough goals. The overall purpose of education is to empower a student to become a strong thinker.
Mr. Maninder Singh while addressing the freshers, said that these years of learning, new friendships and self- discovery in the University would be the best years in their life and also spoke about the values of faith and perseverance. Prof. (Dr.) S.P. Singh, Vice Chancellor, Royal Global University urged students to follow the motto of CCSM: Competency, Commitment and Self-motivation. He stated that RGU is full of passionate people, who are disciplined and hard working.
He further asked all students to enjoy every moment, live in the present and be disciplined.