The Degree Women's College of Khariar in Nuapada district celebrated its fourth annual function "NIRJARA" on Monday with local MLA Adhiraj Panigrahi as chief guest and Dr Chhayakant Sadangi, former Principal of DAV College, Titilagarh and Dr Fanindam Deo, former Principal of Khariar Autonomous College, as speakers.
College Principal Leeza Acharya while presenting the annual report stated elaborately about the achievements of the students and the college. College Governing Body secretary Dr Padmalochn Barma gave credit of the institution’s success to the staffs and GB members.
"Everyone knows how difficult it is to run a self-financed college. It wouldn't be possible to materialise out dream of establishing a women's college but for the support and contributions of the nonteaching as well as teaching staffs," said Barma.
Speakers Sadangi and Deo encouraged the girls to be emancipated by differentiating between simply acquiring knowledge and being knowledgeable. Giving examples from Indian epics and history, they said it is necessary for the girls to be empowered and use that emancipation for the transformation of the society.
MLA Panigrahi praised the efforts of establishing the women's college and assured moral as well as financial support for the noble endeavour. "Don't think that you are alone; I am always with you," he said.
The function ended with awarding of trophies to the winners of various competitions held over the year.