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Assam Don Bosco University gets University of the Year Award
GUWAHATI: Assam Don Bosco University has been awarded University of the Year at the 14th Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Higher Education Summit 2018: A Global Conference & Exhibition held in New Delhi on Tuesday. The university also got a special mention for its social commitment activities in the summit. R Subrahmanyam, Secretary-Higher Education, MHRD, Government of India gave away the 5th FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards to 13 educational Institutions and eminent personalities in the field of education. The award was received by the Pro Vice Chancellor, Fr Joseph Nellanatt on behalf of the university. Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India’s struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies.

Artists’ corner in Hornbill festival
Kohima: Preparations are afoot for the Nagaland Hornbill Festival at the Naga Heritage Village at Kisama, near Kohima. The Nagaland department of art and culture will organize artists’ corner at Kohima and Dimapur coinciding with the Hornbill festival from December 1 to 10. According to an official release today, the artists’ corner will have display and sale of art works, demonstrative art in painting competition, art talk etc. with a view to promote and sustain local artists in their profession. Interested artists have been informed to submit maximum of four works at the directorate of art & culture (art wing) latest by November 20 during office hour. (UNI)

Indo-Japan joint exercise begins in Mizoram
Silchar: Exercise ‘Dharma Guarsian’, 2018 a joint military exercise between Indian and Japanese armies, commenced at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School (CIJW), Vairengte in Mizoram on Thursday. The Japanese contingent is being represented by 32nd Infantry Battalion, while the Indian side being represented by 6/1 Gorkha Rifles. Approximately one platoon strength each of the battalions is participating in this exercise. The opening ceremony was given a patriotic start by contingent of both the countries singing their respective national anthems. The 14 day long joint exercise, first of its kind between Indian and Japanese army, will culminate on November 14. The Exercise will consist of a balance of indoor classes and outdoor training activities. The objective of this exercise is to build and promote army to army relation in addition to exchanging skills and experiences between both the armies. (UNI)

Kut festival celebrated in Manipur
Imphal: Chief Minister N Biren Singh exhorted the people of the State to stand together for a united Manipur and a united India. He also urged the public to put in collective effort to uplift the weaker section and backward groups of the society. The Chief Minister was speaking as the chief guest at the State level Kut celebration, the biggest post-harvest festival of Kuki-Chin-Mizo group, organised at Thomas Ground, Kangpokpi district headquarters today. N Biren Singh observed that Manipur is like a beautiful garden where colourful flowers are blossoming together as one. (UNI)

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