GUWAHATI, Oct 22 � Encouraging the student community towards taking up more social responsibilities is an important agenda in the golden jubilee celebration of Padmashree Chandra Prabha Saikiani Girls Polytechnic.
Established in the year 1964, this institute is the first girls' polytechnic in the state. Located across a sprawling 42 bighas of land at Bamunimaidam, this institute which started with just two years certificate courses for the students now has four three year courses. From a humble beginning of less than 15 students and around 5 working staff, the institute has come a long way with 46 batches of successful passed outs who have been employed in various public and private sectors.
Addressing media persons here on Wednesday, functionaries of the golden jubilee celebration committee said that apart from a formal inaugural function of the celebration, several activities would be undertaken that would ensure that the young generation becomes aware about their responsibility towards the society.
The inaugural function scheduled on November 7 will be a day-long programme featuring a procession, swahid tarpan, releasing of pigeons as a peace prayer, tree plantation in the institute premises and a cultural function in the evening.
�Our students are planning to extend a helping hand to the underprivileged children on the occasion,� informed a functionary of the committee adding that the students of the institute will distribute clothes, books and other items to the children of slum area in Bamunimaidam. The students will also interact with the underprivileged children and make them aware about health and hygiene.
The faculty and students of the institute are also targeting to make the campus plastic free as part of an environmental awareness programme that is also integral to the celebration.
A career counseling cell for the students would also be launched on the occasion.
The committee has requested all former students and its well wishers to participate in the celebration.