The Jawaharlal Nehru University Friday organised an award ceremony in honour of freedom fighters of northeast and five students were felicitated, the varsity said.
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, Rani Gaidinliu of Nagaland, Bir Tikendrajit Singh of Manipur, Lokpriya Gopinath Bardoloi of Assam and Pasaltha Khuangchera of Mizoram 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 governor.
He remarked the award is a way to encourage and inculcate competitive spirit among students working on Northeast.
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