ITANAGAR, Sep 18: Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein assured to start the renovation work of 1.3 km stretch of road from Emchi, Doimukh Tri-junction to the Rajiv Gandhi University Gate in 10 days.
He made this assurance while attending the Freshers’ Orientation cum Induction Programme of new executive members of Rajiv Gandhi University Student’s Union at Rono Hills in Doimukh on Monday.
Mein advised the new executive members of the University’s student body to develop leadership quality and imbibe the spirit of cooperation and oneness among the students and to lead the student body in right direction.
Citing RGU as the highest seat of learning for the students of Arunachal Pradesh, Mein assured to keep separate fund provision for the infrastructure development of the University in the state budget 2018-19.
He urged the faculty members to strengthen the Research & Development wings of the University as Arunachal Pradesh is one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world and research is yet to be done in many plant species.
Citing his keenness to learn in the field of education, he urged the Vice-Chancellor and the faculty members of the University to invite him, the ministers and the legislators in important seminars and conference whenever held in the university; not as a guest but as a participant.
Further, responding to the memorandum submitted by the student body, Mein assured to provide fund for construction of a rostrum, improvement of water supply in the University campus, installation of street lights and other requirements in the next budget.
On renaming of University nomenclature from Rajiv Gandhi University to Arunachal University as submitted in the memorandum, he said he would take up the matter in the cabinet for discussion.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tamo Mibang reminded the students of their objective in joining the university and urged them to commit sincerely and dedicatedly to their bounded duties and contribute in the development of the state and the nation.
Earlier, Mein inaugurated the new building of the Department of Chemistry.