From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, February 21: All the sixth semester students, numbering about 300, of Mangaldai College were highly overwhelmed to find two senior police officers and one fresh IAS officer in presence of the Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Barman as their teachers for the first time in the college.
A day ahead of joining as the ADGP (Administration) in Police Headquarters, ADGP in BTAD, Dr. L R Bishnoi on Tuesday appeared before the inquisitive students of Mangaldai College as a teacher. Not only the ADGP, newly-joined Superintendent of Police of Darrang, Sreejith Thiraviam, an IPS officer of 2012 batch, and Assistant Commissioner Vijay Bhaskar Reddy, an IAS officer of 2015 batch, too appeared as teachers. All the officers took part in the awareness campaign on competitive examitions in the college. Darrang Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Barman, who already has earned appreciation for his series of unique welfare projects, took the initiative of organizing the day-long awareness campaign in the college in collaboration of the Career and Employment Information Center and Interl Quality Assessment Cell (IQAC) of Mangaldai College.
Playing a unique role of a resource person in a highly professiol coaching institute, ADGP Dr. Bishnoi, who earlier had rendered his service in Udalguri subdivision of Darrang district as Sub Divisiol Police Officer (SDPO), on Tuesday interacted with the students and in his 50-minutetalk, he advised the students to maintain physical fitness by regular exercise, maintain clear habits saying no to drugs and alcohol, maintain strict discipline in all spheres, to work hard consistently with an inquisitive mind in order to achieve their goal. “Knowledge is moving in the air and only an inquisitive mind can grab it from the air.” Referring to this famous quote of ‘Kavi Guru’, the ADGP also advised the student to concentrate on time magement which was very important in competitive examition, while brain calisthenics give mental relaxation. “Set your goal, face the challenge and accept the challenge and at the same time accept the failure and learn from it. Build a strong desire to achieve the goal while mind is the best guide in achieving the desired goal,” he advised. The ADGP also gave satisfactory reply to all the queries raised by the participating students.
Darrang Superintendent of Police, Sreejith Thiraviam, who earlier worked for the leading English daily The Hindu in Cheni for a short period, while taking part in the awareness campaign, talked about his persol effort to clear the UPSC in his first attempt though at that time he had no clear concept of the UPSC. Assistant Commissioner Vijay Bhaskar Reddy also offered a power-point presentation on the new pattern of the UPSC.
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Barman in his iugural speech highlighted the need for organizing such awareness campaigns on competitive examitions among students with rural background so the students could get exposure through this awareness campaign. He also advised the students that success had no short cut. Two young lady ACS officers, Circle Officer of Sipajhar Revenue Circle, Mali Jain and Assistant Commissioner Mixi Permey, and District Information and Public Relation Officer Samar Kalita also attended the campaign. Principal of Mangaldai College, Dr. Khagendra Kumar th in his welcome address appreciated the noble initiative of the district administration and the district police in organizing such an important programme in the college in presence of both the senior police officers.