ITANAGAR, Feb 15: The Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic (RGGP) College has begun celebrating the annual games and sports meet REILA (Recreation, Entertainment, Information and Literary Activities), which was declared open by Chief Secretary Shakuntala D Gamlin on Wednesday, in presence of Special Secretary Education Mitali Namchoom and NHPC Executive Director Ronel Kumar.
On the occasion, the student union of RGGP submitted a memorandum to the Chief Secretary seeking construction of boundary wall to stop encroachment of college land, separate road for college and maintenance of existing road.
The students also presented a mega dance donning traditional attire of all the tribes of the state.
Principal of RGGP, Dr A K Triparthi highlighted the history of the college and various initiatives taken by them in the field of skill development. He also appealed to the state government to extend support in order to take the college to greater heights, and assured complete dedication from faculty members in this regard.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Secretary Shakuntala D Gamlin urged students to aim high and try to and compete with the best minds of the world. “Our students should explore possibilities, go outside the state and look for opportunities. Only waiting for government jobs back home is not an ideal solution,” said the CS.
Advocating for harnessing hydro-potential of Arunachal, she said, “Hydropower project will not harm nature and it will help to promote green energy. People should know that dam does not burst.”
Executive Director NHPC Ronel Kumar informed about various activities taken by them in the state to support technical institutions. “We have adopted two ITIs in Arunachal. We also want to contribute towards construction of mini-hydel, but I also accept the fact that in the last 15 years, the NHPC has not done much for the state. We are introspecting and are putting every effort to help Arunachal to grow,” said Kumar.
The students have been divided into four houses, and will be competing for various sports and cultural events in the REILA, which will end on the 17th of this month.