The Sixty Eighth Republic Day was celebrated at Dibrugarh University with participation of students, teachers, other employees and a huge community from the neighbourhood. Professor A.K. Buragohain called upon the young generation to dedicate their lives to our great Nation the best in the world. He paid rich tributes to the Freedom Fighters, their sacrifices and contribution to the birth of free India. He recalled the invaluable contributions of Dr. B.R. Ambedhkar and others in giving us the Constitution today. Professor Buragohain also paid rich tribute to the brave soldiers who are protecting our Nation even at their cost of their lives. He made strong appeal to the young students to join the armed forces of the Nation. Professor Buragohain referred to some of the outstanding achievements of the faculty members from the Department of Petroleum Technology and the Department of Chemistry in research.
One of the remarkable observation in today's Republic Day celebration on the Campus was the colourful participation of a large number of international students studying in the University. Dr. Vania Wassell, a research student of the Centre for Studies in Geography from Spain addressed the gathering on behalf of the International students.
A large number of students from almost all the Departments and the Centres for Studies and two platoons from the University Model School along with the University's security personnel took part in the march past. The students from the Department of Assamese were adjudged the best team in the march past. The students from the Centre for Studies in Physical Education and Sports presented a repertoire of Yoga Asanas. Students from the Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Centre for Studies in Performing Arts presented traditional dance performances to the appreciation of one and all.
The University also awarded certificate of appreciation and cash awards to the following outstanding performers of the University:
a. Ms. Tamanna Subba, a Ph.D. student from the Centre for Atmospheric Studies for being awarded the Fulbright - Kalam Climate Fellowship.
b. Mr. Debajit Borah, Assistant Professor, Centre for Studies in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, for being awarded the Second Prize in the 'Assam Biotech Conclave 2017' organised by IIT-Guwahati, Biotech Park in the Talent search Contest Leading to Entrepreneurial Ventures in Biotechnology and Allied Areas.
c. A team of students and faculty members - The Swacchh Bharat Abhiyan Team of Dibrugarh University for their outstanding contribution within and outside the Campus.
The function ended with a Vote of Thanks by Dr. H.S. Atwal, Chairperson, Centre for Studies in Physical education and Sports. There was a friendly cricket match between the students and the teachers and employees at the end of the Republic Day program.