ITANAGAR, Nov 04: Expressing serious concern over drugs abuse among youth, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein called for waging a war against drug abuse and illicit trafficking to make Arunachal Pradesh free from the menace.
It could be completely eliminated with good moral values and awareness while the teachers and parents have a vital role to make the students conscious about the ill effects of drugs. Mein said after declaring 40th annual college day celebration of DNGC here on Monday
The GoAP has prioritized strengthening education with top priority for its commitment to provide quality, affordable and inclusive education to all, he said and praised the college for raising educational standards in the city. He urged the students to devote time equally in studies; sports and cultural activities to achieve holistic development of personality. He exhorted them to acquire skills and knowledge to succeed in today’s highly competitive environment.
Highlighting importance of one’s culture and identity, Mein advocated educating the younger generation to protect and preserve culture and heritage. Responding to a memorandum of DNGC students union, he assured to look into their demands.
Earlier, he inspected various houses followed by taking salute from NCC contingent and house troopers before igniting Olympic torch to mark beginning of the event. The students presented mega cultural dance. Tali MLA Jikke Tako and principal Dr N.T Rekam also spoke. (PRO)