“We are committed to the development of agriculture in the northeastern states of India. Our scientists have invented modern technologies that would be benefitted to people”, Dr M Premjit Singh, Vice Chancellor of Central Agricultural University (CAU) said while addressing his presidential speech at the inaugural function of the 2nd Inter-Collegiate Sports Meet- 2015 at Khuman Main stadium here today.
Agricultural scientists have been working to mitigate the impact of natural disasters and succeeded to invent some advanced scientific technologies that would enable to increase agricultural production even at the time of drought. It would be utilized for the welfare and development of northeast east states and soon the university will hand over the technologies to the public, he added.
Encouraging students to maintain a healthy body and mind, the Vice Chancellor said that the northeastern states have a bright legacy of games and sports. We need to preserve the said legacy. The need of the hour is to create a healthy mind competitive atmosphere among the youths.
While addressing the gathering Parliamentary Secretary, Youth and Affairs and Sports and Tourism, Mairembam Prithviraj Singh, who attended the function as chief guest said that all the stakeholders should join hands to build a robust society.
He also encourages students of the agricultural university to serve the farmers and participate in building a welfare nation.
Dr JM Laishram, Dean, College of CAU and Dr Pm Pillai, Registrar, CAU also attended the function as guests of honour.
A total number of 230 participants from 7 (seven) constituent colleges of CAU are participating at the sports meet.
As a part of the meet the Youth and Affairs and Sports Parliamentary Secretary hoisted the flag of the sports meet. The participating contingents demonstrate a march past.