The alumni meet of the College of Community Science was hosted at the Assam Agricultural University here on Saturday as part of the University’s golden jubilee celebrations.
Star studded with the presence of Rupshikha S Borah, director of finance, Oil India Limited, New Delhi, renowned actress Chetana Das and Pubalee Bujarbaruah, advocate at Shillong’s High Court, the meet in which 400 alumni participated also celebrated the transformation of the College of Home Science to the College of Community Science, broader based and all encompassing.
Rupshikha S Borah addressing the gathering said that in a patriarchal society like India all women have to strive to achieve in their own fields in order to reduce the gender imbalance which still prevails.
“It is an unpalatable truth but there is gender bias in our workplaces which is heavily tilted in favor of males,” she said.
Borah said that such imbalances were perceived to be acute in the corporate world, particularly in the higher positions where men dominated and women were scarce.
In order to reduce this she appealed to the predominantly female gathering to equip themselves with education, knowledge, skill and confidence.
Pubalee Bujarbaruah making a passionate plea to serve others in small or big ways, she said that in helping people one gained joy, satisfaction, blessings and respect.
“Make a genuine difference to your locality, to your community and the people you come in contact with on a daily basis. The art of giving is the art of living,”she said.
She also spoke on the great work that Rotary Club had done to eradicate polio and its new mission TEACH, which proposed to rid society of illiteracy.
Actor Chetana Das, the evergreen entertainer, regaled the audience with songs, anecdotes and dialogues from her plays and movies.
She stated that all one needed to remember were the 4 Hs in life–head, heart, hands and health.
Assam Agricultural University Vice Chancellor Kamal Malla Bujarbaruah said that the alumni in whichever way they could should contribute to the betterment of their alma mater.