RONO HILLS, 2 Feb: A slew of activities are set to make the 38th Foundation Day celebration of the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) on 4 February memorable.
While Governor BD Mishra will unveil the newly revamped ‘Wall of Heroes, Chief Minister Pema Khandu will unveil the university signage and lay the foundation stone of the student’s activity centre.
A special felicitation programme for the healthcare professionals, who have played an important role in the Covid-19 pandemic along with the retiring employees and the team RGU representing at the 77th Republic Day celebrations will also be organized.
A preview of the university’s documentary ‘RGU-Memories and Dreams’ will be screened as a part of the celebration.
Taking stock of the ongoing preparations, RGU VC prof. Saket Kushwaha expressed confidence that this year’s foundation day celebration would be special since it would mark eventually the return to the ‘new normal’ way of functioning.
The foundation day lecture will be delivered by North East Hill University Shillong Vice-Chancellor prof. S K Srivastava.
The foundation stone for RGU (then Arunachal University) was laid by the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 4 February 1984. The University, which started with only three departments, 49 students and 18 faculty members, became a full-fledged Central University on 9 April, 2007.