MoS advises students to be devoted to studies

ITANAGAR, Nov 6: Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Kiren Rijiju advised the students of Dera Natung Government College (DNGC) here to devote themselves to their studies during the entire three years of their academic life in the college.
“Sense of oneness, feeling of brotherhood and communal harmony ought to be imbibed by which a pan-Arunachal identity may be evolved with the initiative of the students and youths of Arunachal Pradesh,” he said while addressing the inaugural function of the 39th College Day of DNGC on Tuesday.
Rijiju appealed to the students to avoid associating themselves with different unions and associations and minimize their indulgence in various social media, opining that such indulgence would spoil their prime academic period and ruin their career prospects.
“Instead, they should strive for academic excellence and perfection by acquiring in-depth knowledge and wisdom in their areas of interest,” Rijiju said.
He urged the students to leave behind legacies or signs of their time in the college in order to inspire the next generation.
Earlier, the MoS lit the Olympic torch and declared the College Day celebration open.
MLA Mama Natung also advised the students to study hard for a bright future.
DNGC Principal Dr NT Rikam advised the students to make the best use of the celebration to exhibit their hidden talents in various activities.
General secretary of the college’s student union, Ravi Sangyu, submitted a memorandum to the minister, seeking fund for construction of a boundary wall around the boys’ hostel, and for setting up a fitness centre in the campus for the students.
Chief Information Commissioner Joram Begi also attended the programme.