Bandh culture retard pace of development: Gamlin
31st College Week of Dera Natung Govt. College
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: The 31st College Week of Dera Natung Govt. College (DNGC) began on a colorfull note with Power Minister Jarbom Gamlin declaring the 5-day event open amidst presence of hundreds of students, teaching staff and invitees today.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, the power minister disapproved the Bandh culture in the State saying that it does not serve any purpose but retard pace of development.
“We can sort out our differences; solve problems amicably sitting together across the table.”
Gamlin advised the students to strive hard for success in life. There is no alternative to hard work. Work hard and success will follow you, he said. Stressing on extracurricular activities by students for development of skills, he asked them to try to excel in their chosen field. He, however, advised them to give study top priority to achieve the desired goal.
Speaking about overall education scenario of the state, Gamlin said that although there has been a substantial increase in literacy rate in the last few years we can not be complacent with that. We must work more to improve the literacy rate further, he said.
Responding to the memorandum submitted to him earlier by the Students Union, the Power Minister admitted that the college needs complete facelift. He assured that re-installation works of electric wiring of college buildings would be done soon.
Remembering his emotional attachment with the college, APEDA chairman and MLA Likha Saaya, appreciated the college fraternity for naming the four houses of students of the college week after four prominent leaders, namely Tomo Riba, Daying Ering, Dera Natung and Tadar Tang. This is a glowing tribute to the departed leaders, he said.
Saaya asked them to devote themselves in studies to become a good citizen. Stressing on the value of time and its management, he advised they should make proper use of every fraction of a minute. He advised them to give study top priority to achieve success in life thereby fulfilling the dreams of their parents, who have a lot of expectations from them, Saaya said. He also urged upon the teachers of the college to guide their pupil properly in right direction.
The general secretary of the Students Union of the college rued lack of infrastructure. He said that present existing infrastructure could hardly accommodate 1000 students whereas the total strength of the students of the college is more than 3,500.
Earlier, principal (i/c) T Tamuk also spoke on the occasion and called for enhanced infrastructure.
Various track and field events, go as you like etc. were conducted later in the day.
In Go As You Like competition, the performance of Tomo Riba House with theme ‘Life of Early Men’, was adjudged the best.’ Tadar Tang and Dera Natung Houses bagged the second and third positions respectively with themes “Victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Environmental Awareness” and “Save Mother Earth from Global Warming” respectively.
Source: The Arunachal Times