We are glad to announce that the University has been selected as the Winner of the 7th eNabling North East Award 2019-2020 in the category ‘Health, Sanitation and Well Being”.
The winning project is the invention and installation of solar water purifiers in the neighbouring villages of the University titled ‘Bixudha Jol Asoni’ – a safe drinking water project. The same project was also featured by BBC Storyworks Production in 2019.
The award was bestowed upon the University on the 7th edition of the eNorth East Award 2019-20 by North East Development Foundation, concluded on June 20, 2020, as culmination of months of nomination process, and three days of virtual jury (due to Covid-19) for selecting the best sustainable development practices of North East India. The final event (held virtually first time in the history of the programme due to Covid-19) declared 23 sustainable development projects (11 winners and 12 special mentions) of North East India as winners and special mentions (runners up) in as many as 10 categories including – Access to Public Schemes, citizen services and e-governance services; Agriculture & Rural Development; Biodiversity and Sustainable Development; Livelihood and Income Generation; Education and Learning; and Health and Sanitation. As a Chief Guest, Mr. K. Moses Chalai, IAS, Secretary of the North Eastern Council (NEC), graced the occasion along with other dignitaries.