By A O News Service
ITANAGAR, Nov 08: Misuse of innovation, IT and social media, the bedrock of present era has led to rise in cyber and juvenile crimes, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said and exhorted all to make better use of social media with transparency.
Addressing the valedictory function of four-day 39th college day celebration of DNGC here on Thursday, he lauded the GenNext for carving their niche in national and international scenario making the GoAP proud off its youth.
Education is first without which we are all blind, he said, adding the present education system has been defective which needs reforms, he said and cited example of a school in Namsai district with seven teachers for four 4 students for which he had directed the DC to close the school.
However, responding to question if the GoAP would declare DNGC as a centre of excellence, Mein said the college has already achieved that status and the GoAP would do whatever possible as education is on its top priority agenda.
“The present age belongs to the younger generation and someone of you will occupy my position tomorrow and advised them to prepare for that position get ready, he said with conviction. The dance reflected real beauty of Arunachal’s cultural diversity; he said and advocated socio-cultural integration quoting PM Narendra Modi.
Citing the example of for missing appointments for lack of punctuality during a visit to a foreign country with official, he said that time is valuable whose proper use only could help advancing in life.
Hinting at many illegal appointments in the past for which present GoAP with a strong political will has set up Staff Selection Board (SSB) to end ‘pick and choose practice’, he called for developing competitive spirit.
Arunachal offers vast scope for heritage, religious, adventure and research tourism besides in agri-horti sectors, he said, adding steps are being taken to promote these sectors by a evolving a road map for speedy development.
The DyCM earlier awarded Mr DNGC Gaydam Tajo & Samsong Techi Tara (1st runners-up) and Ms DNGC Giogi Ati & Drema Babin (1strunners-up), besides other beauty contest winners.
Itanagar MLA Techi Kaso, after awarding best cadets including Maulavi Alam, who attended RDC in 2017, speaking as guest of honour, said that the winners should not be complacent to allow the losers to overcome them. But all should accept life as a competition to study with commitment to become willing partners of state and nation building.
He urged DyCM to sanction fund for boundary wall, but assured fund for approach road & announced Rs 10 lakh from his MLLADF for proposed parking lot.
The event creates platform for the students to showcase their hidden talents to get groomed for a better future, DNGC principal Dr N T Rikam, said and exhorted the students to accept the principle of winning and losing as rule of the game.
Though the DNGC was set up in 1979, but faces numerous problems. The college had no boundary wall but with Rs 2 crore SIDF fund 60% boundary wall including vulnerable areas is complete while fund is needed for rest 40% of boundary wall; the college strength stands at 3,000 students with only 250 boarders including 140 girls. Two hostel buildings are in dilapidated condition for which two more hostels are needed urgently besides an approach road from upper to lower campus and residential areas, Dr Rikam said, adding the present narrow passage is accident prone.
College faculty members led by vice principal Kumar Tok, students headed by DNGC Students’ Union general secretary Ravi Sangyu besides former NE Students’ Union general secretary Gumjum Haider and Galo Students’ Union president Mepa Ete, among others, were present.
The students left the audience spell bound by present a kit on Martyr Hangpan Dada; Tirap, Changlang, Longding & Itanagar students showcased rich cultural milieu of the state and Adi group, choreographed by Onung Taki, danced to a melodious number usually appealing for unity and integrity during Solung Festival.
The celebration was inaugurated by Union MoS (Home Affairs) Kiren Rijijiu on November 5.