Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla (centre) during his visit at the Royal Global University in Guwahati | RGU

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla visited the Assam Royal Global University (RGU) campus and interacted with the students on as a part of its yearlong celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, on April 9.

Along with Birla, Assam education minister Ranoj Pegu and Lakhimpur MLA Manab Deka also visited the university.

Om Birla during his address to the gathering praised RGU for running more than 100 courses and lauded the Royal Group for providing education from Nursery to PhD level.

Birla said: “Indian youths are very innovative, and this is understood by efforts of honourable prime minister. To encourage this innovativeness, new national education policy has been formulated as the future of India relies on its youth.”

Ranoj Pegu while interacting with the students said: “To celebrate the true spirit of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, we will need more private-public initiatives. The students have to remember that with their individual efforts only, the true spirit of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav that of a Shresth Bharat can be achieved.”

Talking about the importance of regional language the RGU chancellor Pansari said: “If we don’t learn and develop our skills in our own language, we won’t develop. Hence, we wholeheartedly extend our gratitude to honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi and state chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for encouraging national language Hindi and all regional languages under national education policy.”

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Answering the questions of RGU students, the Lok Sabha speaker said that democracy is the best political system and in every executive level of the Indian democratic system, starting from the Gramin Vikas Yojanas and Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), Indian youths should actively take part.

RGU chancellor AK Pansari, pro-chancellor AK Modi, chief advisor MK Chaudhuri, chairperson (academic) AK Buragohain, executive vice president Ankur Pansari and the registrar of the university Diganta Munshi were present during the interactive session along with faculty and students of RGU.

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