Shillong, Sep 24: Jowai girl Dorothy Roy Tariang was awarded gold medal in MBA programme of the Assam Don Bosco University.
She was the topper in MBA with highest Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 9.29 out of 10.0.
Born to Dr (Mrs) Iwbih Nylla Tariang, a senior veterinary officer and journalist Dr Anirban Roy at Mynthong in Jowai, Dorothy did her specialisation in Human Resource Management.
This is for the first time that a girl from Meghalaya has emerged as topper in the MBA programme of the Assam Don Bosco University.
Dorothy was awarded the gold medal at the 12th convocation of the University held on Saturday evening at the Tapesia campus near Guwahati.
A euphoric Dorothy said she would like to work for the development of the people of Meghalaya.
Before joining the MBA programme of the University, Dorothy did her graduation in English literature from the Amity University.
Assam Governor Gulab Chand Kataria, who is also the Visitor of Assam Don Bosco University, graced the occasion and gave away awards to the toppers.
In his convocation address to the graduating students, Kataria said, “As the new young workforce of our beloved country, you are joining millions of youths with dreams, visions, innovative ideas and hopes for a better India.”
The governor asked the students to try to be part of the workforce which makes meaningful changes in the lives of the people of India through innovative ideas and dedication.
Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University, Fr. Januarius Sangma, while addressing the graduates said, ‘The world stands before you, as a canvas awaiting your brush-strokes, a stage awaiting your performance, a laboratory awaiting your experiments, and the nation awaiting your leadership.
During his welcome address, the Vice Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University, Fr. (Dr) Jose Palely extended congratulations to the graduates. He expressed hope that as they leave the campus, they will find it easier to accept change and adapt to the changing times.
Gold medals were presented to 36 outstanding graduates with the highest CGPA in each programme, spanning various categories.