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JNU organises award ceremony in honour of freedom fighters of Northeast

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The University Friday organised an award ceremony in honour of freedom fighters of northeast and five students were felicitated, the varsity said.

The NAMASTE Acharya Award 2018 was organised by of North East India, JNU.

"University education must be towards the service of society and the nation," said of PB Acharya, who was present at the event.

"Five awards will be given every year in honour of freedom fighters of the states of in rotation," said Prof Bhagat Oinam, of the centre.

The competition for the awards was based on the research works being carried out by students of the JNU on various issues and problems of the region.

The five awardees were Aditya Bordalai, Gaithoilu Gangmei, Md Chingiz Khan, Munmi Pathak and Sikha Dutta in the honour of U Tirot Sing of Meghalaya, of Nagaland, Bir Tikendrajit Singh of Manipur, Lokpriya Gopinath Bardoloi of and Pasaltha Khuangchera of respectively.

"The acronym NAMASTE stands for N - North/Nagaland, A - Assam, M - Manipur/Mizoram/Meghalaya, A - Arunachal Pradesh, S - Sikkim, T - Tripura, and E - East," said the

He remarked the award is a way to encourage and inculcate competitive spirit among students working on Northeast.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 22:15 IST