7th national convention of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein called for grooming young minds in the right direction in order to build the country.
The DCM said this in his address at the concluding function of the 7th national convention of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco at the Don Bosco Youth Centre here on Sunday.
“Our country is the country of innovations and technology, and we must groom the young minds to develop innovative ideas by making best use of the technology,” the DCM said.
Although Arunachal Pradesh is a late starter, the state has come a long way in the field of education, he said.
Giving emphasis on skill development, the DCM said the youths must be educated in skill development, so that they can become self-employed or capable of getting jobs in the private sector after completing their education.
He expressed concern over the prevalence of drug addiction among the youths, and termed it a huge challenge before the state.
“We must find out ways and means to bring back those youths to the mainstream of life for a peaceful and healthy society,” he said.
Mein, who is an alumnus of Don Bosco School, Guwahati, said, “We are groomed, shaped and nourished by the fathers of the school in our childhood days,” and expressed gratitude to the fathers of Don Bosco for the sacrifices they have made for the cause of spreading education and health services across the country.
Former Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy, who is an alumnus of Don Bosco School, Shillong, shared his experiences and memories of the school.
About 400 delegates from all over India, along with foreign delegates participated in the four-day convention.
The convention was organized by the Itanagar unit of the Indian National Federation of Past Pupils of Don Bosco with the theme, ‘Past pupils of Don Bosco towards nation-building’. (PRO, DCM)