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October 3, 2009

First Assam scholarship award presented

MANGALDAI, Oct 3: The academic Assam Scholarship, which was instituted for undergraduate students studying Economics and/or International Business at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) in Huntsville in Texas, USA, was for the first time awarded to Veronica Castillo on April 24, 2009. Castillo is an International Business major student from Houston and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. She has also been on the president’s honor list for the last two semesters. She will graduate in December, 2009, and plans to pursue an MBA after that.

The journey of the prestigious award began with Associate Professor of Economics at SHSU Dr Hiranya Kumar Nath who instituted this scholarship with the help of his fellow expatriate friends and acquaintances living in different parts of US to enhance the name and recognition for their native Asom. According to Dr Nath, in order to attract foreign investment in the global economy, it is extremely important that the host region or place (for foreign capital) is known to the prospective international investors and business communities. The one-time scholarship of USD 500 will be awarded every semester to a third/fourth year undergraduate student who demonstrates academic excellence.

Dr Nath said that he has learnt from his extensive travels across the globe that Asom was relatively unknown to the outside world. This, he said, is the first major hurdle for Asom for striving to achieve economic growth and development in the current global economic environment.

SLG Lecturer and Head of the Department of Economics at Sibsagar College Nabajyoti Sarmah and subject teacher of English at Betbari Higher Secondary School in Sivasagar Nabanita Baruah were present as special guests at the award ceremony held at the College of Business Administration, SHSU.

Baruah presented the award to Veronica. Also, Sarmah presented a research paper on fish farming undertaken by the self-help groups (SHGs) and its potential for employment generation in Sivasagar district at an international conference held in Denver, Colorado, USA. This noble move of Dr Nath has been appreciated by the local people of Darrang and mediapersons. THE SENTINEL

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