Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu attended the the 11th convocation ceremony of the Tripura University on Wednesday. Delivering a speech in the event, he emphasised on the role of the present Union government towards infrastructural development in the northeastern states for better connectivity and business in the region and the neighbouring nations.
“The Government is not only looking eastward but is also taking the necessary steps to have an undivided focus on connectivity-physical and digital. There is a distinct opportunity for greater economic integration of the north east region with the country’s eastern neighborhood”, he said.
The convocation of the Tripura University was held after five years. As many as 142 scholars received Ph.D. degrees and about 400 students from many streams received gold and silver medals.
Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath, Vice-Chancellor Anjan Kumar Ghosh, Registrar Santi Deb Roy and other dignitaries were also present in the Maharaja BB auditorium in Tripura for the convocation.
In his speech, Naidu also praised Prime Minister Modi for introducing various central schemes for the development of the country, Naidu said, “With the introduction of GST and demonetisation, the Prime Minister took revolutionary steps. The GST revenue in April has crossed Rs 1.4 lakh crore, indicating high hopes for the new tax regime.”