Dr. R. N. Singh

(Defence Secretary Medal and Commendation Award)

The challenge before the civil society and the state is to redefine its role and approach to development. Any process of development needs to be such that it should create the ‘social base’ and ‘civic consciousness’ needed for greater well being and justice in our society. A clear cut vision, innovative leadership and good infrastructural services are the essential inputs needed for integrated action leading to the progress of a society.

Our college, one of the foremost among the institutions of higher learning in the state, strives to materialize the visionary zeal of its great founder, Raja Mahant Digvijay Das to provide quality education to all sections of society irrespective of caste and creed and to inculcate in them human values like truth, mutual love and non-violence. Our  motto   is “Knowledge is the adornment of us all”. We pray to God to ‘lead us from darkness to light to serve the country and society’. Its exhortation is ‘Where the mind is without fear and the head held high, where knowledge is free, O God, let my country awake’. It not only promotes and reflects the vision of freedom and development but acts as a living organism to support and sustain it.

We are living in a world of cut throat competition. Drastic changes and developments are taking place in the field of education. In order to keep up with the modern developments we have to bring up our youth also fully competent with their counterparts in any other region of the world. In the new and competitive world our emphasis is on quality and to achieve this we have to introduce the most modern educational technology in teaching, learning and in developing creativity with originality. The mindset of the students, parents and the teachers have to be changed.

The need to expand the system of higher education, the impact of technology on educational delivery, the increasing participation in education and the consequent shift in the values are the foundations on which we have to function. While serving the cause of social justice, ensuring equity and increasing access to higher education have been our objectives to contributing to national development, at the same time developing internationally and inter culturally competent human resources.

The college has been innovative, creative and entrepreneurial in its approach to the development of skill among students. To keep pace with the development in the spheres of human endeavor, the campus community is equipped to make the optimum use of ICT. The college has the potential to be an autonomous institution and a centre of excellence. Our striving for excellence in all aspects will be the fulfillment of the noble dreams of our great founder.

Ours is a nation with an ancient culture, traditions and values. While we strive for high tech education, it should not be at the cost of our value system. Our college should be the center of nourishing, developing and flourishing the human values. Value Education, CCA activities, etc are organized for all students to inculcate desirable and positive values among them. This will help the parents, teachers, leaders, professionals and the students to get their share of respect and recognition in the society. As our great President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam observed “Education in its real sense is a pursuit of truth. It is an endless journey through knowledge and enlightenment”. Such a journey opens up new vistas of development of humanism, where there is no scope, nor room for pettiness, disharmony, hatred or enmity. It transforms the human beings into a wholesome whole, a noble sole and an asset to the entire universe.

This institution continues to excel in providing citizens of caliber to our country and respond to the call, to break the fetters of ignorance and illiteracy. Today there is a great demand on Indian Higher Education to respond to the challenges of the times. A special emphases needs to be laid on quality sustenance and quality enhancement keeping these two key aspects of quality in focus, in the changing context Govt. Digvijay College has been striving towards academic excellence.

I request our wonderful student community to imbibe the tremendous spirit of moral values to strive hard, to make use of the best facilities and to achieve the excellence in academics as well as in sports, games and all other extra curricular activities in order to become the real asset to the entire world.