DIBRUGARH, June 21 - The performance in the HSLC and HS exams is an indication that students have the potential to make it big. It is the result of hard work. The future direction, where one wants to land up or how one seeks to establish oneself in the society, will depend on these two critical stages � HSLC and HS.
Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri said this to students at a felicitation function held at Gyan Vigyan Academy here yesterday. The event was hosted by Gyan Vigyan Academy to felicitate its student Sweeta Das, who secured the third rank in the HS (Commerce) stream.
The DC told the students that the adolescence period was a very critical stage.
�This is the time when you are not completely mature but you feel like one. So sometimes you don�t want to obey your parents, you don�t want to listen to teachers because you think you have grown up and can take your own decisions. But research says that our brains are not fully matured until the age of 18. It�s a slow process, and therefore some decisions that we take, particularly the impulsive decisions, may prove to be very costly later. So my advice is that don�t do anything that you cannot share with your parents. If you feel that if your parents come to know they will not be proud; they will be unhappy then you are doing something wrong,� said Madduri.
Citing instances of bright students going astray or losing focus in studies in colleges due to bad habits, the DC said students at this crucial stage have the tendency to explore something new or derive new experiences just for the sake of it.
�They start trying different substances, alcohol, cigarettes and all other bad things which parent say are not good. There is no dearth of bad influence these days. Everywhere there is availability of things which are not good. If you have no self control these things can ruin life by distracting you from your target and eventually contribute to your failure,� said DC.
The DC asked the girl students to be wise in decision making. �Sometimes some things might feel right at this time, but when you grow and mature you will realise that it was a wrong decision. It could be related to relationships. Don�t choose wrong companions and the wrong path. I would like you to be very careful while choosing your life partner. Take your time, work hard academically, settle, then look for a life partner who has also achieved something in life, only then you will have a happy future together. But sometimes due to quick decisions taken too early, you can�t focus on education and that could be a factor which could lead you to failure.�
�The decisions we take, the habits we inculcate, decides the direction in which we go. So if you want to be a good person inculcate good habits, follow ethics and inspire others with your deeds because it you who has to guide and decide how you are going to shape your future,� said the DC.
The function was attended by Prof Chandrakanta Chetia, former faculty of the department of statistics at Dibrugarh University, and president of the Society for Gyan Vigyan Academy; Prof Tankeshwar Borah, former faculty of the department of chemistry at Dibrugarh University, and Rajib Sahu, principal of the institute.