Assam Down Town University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rotary Club of Guwahati on Tuesday.
The Rotary Club of Guwahati was established in the year 1955 (R.I.Dist. 3240). NN Dutta, Chancellor, Assam Down Town University and Rotarian ANNI Laskar, President, Rotary Club of Guwahati inked the MoU. The agreement will be in effect for five years.
Laskar while presenting an overview of the Rotary Foundation said that the mission of Rotarians were to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
He also urged the faculty members and officials of the two institutions to facilitate continued collaboration and partnerships on various projects that can benefit humanity.
The two Institutes agreed to enhance the collaborative agreement through conducting joint training programs, joint organization of International workshops, conferences, seminars and symposia focusing on medical technology development, development of teaching-learning and training materials for literacy programmes / adult literacy programme etc, Production and dissemination (including translation) of literature for adult education, Training literacy functionaries, undertaking motivational and environment building activities for adult education, conducting multimedia works, street play, street drama etc.
BG Unni, Director, Research Downtown University gave a brief appraisal about the overview of research activities undertaken by the University. He also mentioned that it will establish strong and collaborative relations between the two organizations to promote friendship and to co-operate in a mutually beneficial association that promotes the interests of the poor, protect the environment, provide basic social services or undertake community development in a society.
Dr. Unni also mentioned about conducting joint training programs, develop institutional capacity building for promoting global health research across the world. He talked about his contributions in the area of environmental pollution associated with human population as a part of the government aided projects undertaken during his research career at CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat.
Dutta in his speech mentioned that the knowledge, expertise and capabilities of both the organizations can improve the social and environmental performance and find new market opportunities through partnerships with new societal NGO and organizations.
Amarjyoti Choudhury, Vice Chancellor, Assam Down Town University mentioned conducting more joint programs for promoting the interests of the poor, protect the environment, provide basic social services, or undertake community development.
The Vice Chancellor also talked about the implementation of MOU effectively by the formation of a committee from both the sides.