PASIGHAT, Nov 26: Members of ‘Payback to Society Group (PBSG), in initiative of state Governor Brig (Retd) Dr. B.D. Mishra, interacted with school and college students and encouraged them to join the armed forces for professional growth.
The members, who included Navy, Army and Air Force officers led by IAF group captain (Retd) Mohonto Panging, advised more than 3,000 students of IGJ HSS, SFS, DE middle school and GS and private schools that dedication, hard work and discipline are keys to succeed in life. Other members were surgeon commander Dr Marak Pertin, Maj Ponung Doming and Capt Ligang Sera.
Panging, in his address, said that joining the Army is an opportunity to serve the nation, besides availing various opportunities to explore the world. Life in the armed forces is an enriching and fulfilling as it offers adventure and see the expanding global horizon. On various scopes in armed forces, he urged them to study but maintaining healthy lifestyle, discipline to build an all round personality.
Highlighting his experience from his native rural Parpuk village to mighty ocean, Dr. Pertin of Indian Navy, said: “If I hailing from Parpuk could join Indian Navy, you whether girl or boy could do that. You can join any field, it is upto you. Life in forces earns honour and respect in society.”
Maj Doming, a lady Army officer, who did her schooling from DEMS here, shared her 12 years’ experience in the Army, including serving in UN Congo Mission. “I am very happy to be with you all in my native place and your response.” She exhorted them to value hard work, saying “you can also reach out to me through social media-twitter, facebook and Instagram for any guidance.”
Capt Sera, who joined Rashtriya Military Academy after class-VIII, informed about various entry process to the Army. “I take pride in doing my duty to protect my Nation. We need more homegrown officers and personnel in armed forces”, he said and exhorted them to focus on their studies and be disciplined.
East Siang DC Tamiyo Tatak and SP Prashant Gautam also addressed the students.
At JNC on Monday, they motivated more than 200 students by telling them about three wings of armed forces and urged them to join armed forces by citing examples of successful officers. They highlighted salient features of Army, including challenges, professionalism, ethos & secularism adding recruiting more NE India students in Indian Army is on GoI focus. (DIPRO)