ITANAGAR, Nov 24: Youngsters being the future should wake up to accept the reality of today’s challenges and difficulties, said Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein while attending 10th state level inter-school competition “AAPSA-Sahodaya Talent Search” at Donyi Polo Vidya Bhawan here on Friday.
Encouraging them to face all challenges in life with courage and self-belief, he said that through improved education along with better understanding of risks and opportunities, they could contribute in taking unprecedented leaps in achieving their goals in life.
“As a senior citizen, I would like to see Arunachal Pradesh marching towards the brightest 21st Century which could be possible if only we develop competitiveness amongour bright and advanced youngsters”, he said.
There were hardly any doctors, engineers or teachers in state in earlier days, today the state has taken a long leap and lot of talents are surfacing in the state, he said, adding innovation and technological advancement has brought in transparency for which pick-and-choose is not possible in Govt jobs today. The GoAP has set up Staff Selection Board to recruit for group C and D posts while the APPSC would continue to recruit Group A and B officers. Thus, the youngsters should develop competitive mind-set to crack these exams, he advised.
Reiterating about huge scopes in agri & horti sector, tourism and industrial the fields, he said the onus lies upon us to develop these sectors. The GoAP intends to groom the youngsters, offer best facilities and create numerous opportunities for their secured future. “Our youth should understand that Govt is only a facilitator that guides and creates opportunity and it is individual responsibility to think for the future and chose a correct path,” he reasoned.
Underlining importance of skill development, he said that white collar jobs are limited and it is time to look for self-employment avenues. You have to recognize your own abilities and find self-employment opportunity accordingly. Itanagar is blessed with all facilities and we need to provide such facilities in remote districts to arrest migration of people to cities, he said.
Appreciating efforts of All Arunachal Private Schools Association (AAPSA) in holding the event, Mein said that such effort to provide a platform to youngsters to showcase their talents and demonstrate their capabilities in sports, cultural and literary competitions is praiseworthy. AAPSA has help set a bench mark in providing quality education to the students, organize teachers training, counseling students, and encourage talented students as future leaders, he said.
The event was organized by AAPSA, CBSE recognized cluster of schools under CBSE for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, themed “Together to Excel”. In all 1000 students of 35 schools are expected to take part in it. (PRO)