SASRD under Nagaland University, Medziphema celebrated its 31st Foundation Day on Tuesday with parliamentary secretary for Social Welfare & Women Development, Chotisuh Sazo as chief guest. Sazo, who was a third batch alumnus of the school, feted the faculty members and students on completion of 30 years and for producing a good number of technocrats, planners, teachers and leaders. Speaking at the occasion, he stated that food being the crowning need of mankind, emphasis has to be given on commercializing agricultural production. Sazo also said that north-east region has rich bio-resources but the people still remain poor as ‘we are yet to tap natural resources into our benefit’. He called upon Agricultural universities and institutes, particularly SASRD to take up the noble mission of generating human resource that would serve as job creators rather than job seekers, and urged students to work hard and equip themselves with latest technologies and methods.
The programme was chaired by alumni association SASRD (NU) president, Dr.Akali Sema while SASRD dean delivered the welcome speech. AASASRD advisor & director Rural Development, Metsubo Jamir exhorted the gathering and NEC Shillong secretary, U.K. Sangma delivered the foundation day lecture.
Highlights of the programme included Alumni Award for 2008 and 2009 which were given to Drumki Sangma of Meghalaya and Azeze Seyie of Nagaland. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks said by AASASRD general secretary.