NERIST members unite to regain lost glory

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Itanagar, Oct 2 (UNI) The students, faculty and staff members of the North East Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) have agreed to cooperate with the authorities to restore normalcy and strengthen the academic atmosphere of the premier institute of the region and help it regain its lost glory.

The members adopted this resolution unanimously during a meeting with newly appointed Director Dr Joram Begi yesterday while expressing their concern at the misbehaviour and activities of the registrar that brought ill repute to the institute.

Recently, the institution was in the limelight following various organisations of NERIST resorting to indefinite strike demanding suspension of registrar Ashok Singh.

The director also resigned from his post citing personal reasons which compelled the chief secretary to appoint Higher and Technical Education Director Dr Joram Begi as the new director.

However, the service of the registrar was terminated on Tuesday as he, along with his two sons, assaulted three students of the institute on September 26 and seriously injured them.

He was immediately arrested and remanded to seven days police custody.

Dr Begi, when contacted, disclosed that a government employee is liable to be suspended if he remains in police custody for 48 hours.

Meanwhile, the conglomerations of agitators of NERIST, comprising Stundents Union of NERIST (SUN), NERIST Arunachalee Emplyees Welfare Association (NAEWA), NERIST Tribal Students' Union (NTSU) and NERIST Employees Union (NEU), have called off their stir since yesterday.

In a letter to the director, the agitators said they had called off the strike in the wake of solutions to their demands which included termination of NERIST registrar, sending back of security office Kipa Hamak to his parent department and providing financial assistance to the injured students.

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