As I walk down the hallways of the college every day, I can hear the chatter of eager minds, the shouts of excitement from the victorious athletes, the thump of dancer feet and the sound of melodious voices harmonizing. The perpetual energy, movement and enthusiasm permeate the atmosphere at Government College, Bomdila. We are an institution with a difference! We value individualism, creativity and innovation and strive to nurture them in our students.
We aim to not just impart knowledge to the students, but also to inculcate in them – wisdom, compassion and a humanitarian spirit. We have a multi-cultural student population; hence we teach children the importance of tolerance and respecting each other’s culture. Discipline, values and integrity are the very foundation of this college.
Besides rigorous scholastic programmes, we seek to develop and nurture the different facets of a child. The college encourages all students to participate in a variety of co-curricular activities from dance, art and drama to a variety of sports to social work to environmental conservation activities, (the list goes on). It is important for a child to explore and find their strengths in order to reach their true potential. Whether a child is an introvert or extrovert personality, the aim is to nurture the child into a self-confident individual.
As a college we think about how to engage students and hold their attention. If a lesson is to be productive, how do we make sure the students actually absorb the topic? With this constant question in our mind we continuously upgrade our teaching tools and techniques as well as our academic programmes. In a technology prevalent world today, we appeal to young minds by incorporating smart boards into the teaching-learning process.
Our mission is to continue to do what we have always done: develop this college and the students with integrity and values; also, to give our students the best opportunities and the best all-round education. Our vision is to produce conscientious, smart and confident citizens of India who will go out into the world and make us proud!
Man is a social animal, but he is physically the weakest and most helpless compared to other animals. He is not as strong as lion, not as big as elephant. He can neither run as fast as a deer nor can jump like monkey from tree to tree. He can neither swim like a fish nor can fly like a bird. He is a poor and helpless animal. Even a small insect or mosquito can kill him easily, but God has endowed man with the capabilities to rule this world. With superior brain & thinking ability he is the most powerful animal.
Students as active learners should sharpen their brain and cultivate knowledge, potential and skill for betterment of self and the society. Only by applying their heart and soul with full concentration for acquiring productive skills they can command the world and serve the humanity. Such creative faculty is inherent in all of us. Therefore, Swami Vivekananda says, “Education is manifestation of perfection already in man". The only panacea for all evils is proper knowledge and understanding of the purpose of education. Then only doubt will be dispelled & light will dwell upon one and all.
In the world today, youth lack moral values like, honesty, truthfulness, love, patience, tolerance etc. Moral values play a pivotal role in correcting youth having indiscipline sense, restless mind, duel intellect and enclave of laziness. If youth cannot build their own character, how can they build the Nation? I recall the saying of Swami Vivekananda, “Give me few selfless men and women, I shall shake the world". Therefore, I call upon one and all to be of strong character & good moral which is badly needed in the society today.
My son will have to learn. Teach him that for every scoundrel there is a law that for every selfish politician there is a dedicated leader. Teach him to learn to lose and also to enjoy winning. Teach him the secret of quiet laughter. Teach him the wonder of the books but also give him quiet time to ponder over the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun and flowers on a green hillside. Teach him it is for more honorable to fail than to cheat. Teach him to have faith in his own ideas even if everyone tells him they are wrong. Teach him to be gentle with gentle people and tough with the tough. Teach him to listen to all men, but teach him, also to filter all he hears on a screen of truth and take only the good that comes through. Teach him to laugh when he is sad. Teach him there is no shame in tears. Teach him to close his ears to howling mob and to stand and fight if he thinks he is right. Teach him always to have sublime faith in himself because then he will have sublime faith in mankind.