Norbu salutes Army for guarding the nation

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BOMDILA, Nov 11: Arunachal Legislative Assembly Speaker Tenzin Norbu Thongdok has saluted the committed services of Indian Army for guarding the country, particularly international border of the state for the people to live peacefully.

Addressing valedictory function of three-day 19th annual day celebration of Bomdila Govt College at GHS Auditorium here on Saturday as chief guest, he recalled his school days during 1961-62 when they were totally dependent on teachers. With easy process of acquiring knowledge, particularly using IT now, people are becoming knowledgeable. But regrettably, many consider politicians are dishonest. But all politicians are not as “we leaders are working for the welfare of the people.

He cited the example of present dynamic Chief Minister Pema Khandu for brining several positive changes in various field for the betterment of the state. The formation of Staff Selection Board to check corruption in recruitment is a glittering example, he said.

He lauded college he principal for maintaining discipline and advised the students to stay away from alcohol and drugs to remain physically healthy and mentally sound to pursue their education for a secured future.

“I am thankful to his parents and the teachers whose efforts made me what I am today”, he said without mincing any words.

CM’s advisor-cum-local   MLA Japu Deru, speaking as guest of honour, exhorted the students to take part in extracurricular activities like sports and culture, apart from studies to excel in career graph. Extracurricular activities would boost self confidence, he said and advised them to take wining and defeat as part of life but continue to struggle to achieve set goal in life, he added.
Retired Army havildar Anand Kumar Pradhan, winner of Sena operation Rakshak Medal, speaking as special guest, said that if Army does not discharge its duty it would be impossible for the people to live peacefully.

Principal Sangja khandu, Students Union advisor Dr. Tashi Phuntso, GS Thutan Wangda and AGS Suraj Miji also spoke.

Students were divided into Vikramshila, Nalanda, Taxila and Odantapuri houses, but Nalanda house and Odantapuri house were adjudge best house and disciplined house respectively in overall performance in sports, literary and cultural activities.

Anu Zongluju (Nalanda house) was adjudged Miss College and Tsewang Lhamo (Vikramshila house) runner up; Tenzin Gyatso (Taxila house) became Mr College and Tenzin Wangda (Odantapuri house) runner up; Jeli Ete was adjudged as best volunteer, while Bishal Kashyap (male) and Dechin Namsa (female) best social workers.

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