Guwahati: “Dream is not what which you see while sleeping it is the something that doesn’t let you sleep” keeping this words of Dr APJ Abul Kalam in mind 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 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 USTM campus.
Mr. Hoque said during the “All Religion Prayer Meeting” organized by the foundation on July 29th a day after the demise 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”. In the last year of July 23, 2014, 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.