Link Research with Education for Sustainable Development of North East

Guwahati, November 02: The Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), a National Institute of Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India, based in North East India, today took a major initiative and organized a Round Table Discussion on “Research and  Educational Priorities for Transforming North East India” at Imphal to discuss strategies to link research with education.

No country in the world has developed without applying advances in Research and Development and Education , said IBSD Director, Prof Dinabandhu Sahoo, who is the key architect of the initiative. While addressing the gathering, that comprised of educationists, scientists and students, he emphasised that there is an urgent need to bring rapid development in the North East through scientific based interventions and applications.

Mr Th. Radheshyam Singh, Minister for Education, Labour and Employment, Government of Manipur, who inaugurated the function as Chief Guest , lauded this intiative of IBSD and agreed that this is a timely move and that while there are problems afflicting the region, no sincere efforts have been made to systematically  and scientifically prioritize the problems and also to identify the solutions.

He further requested all the educationists, scientists and students to work beyond degrees and to work towards sustainable  development of the region.The outcome of this discussion involving policy makers, administrators, educationists, scientists and students will be a action plan to link research and education for the sustainable development of the North East, said Sahoo.

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