Higher Education Minister Dr Arun Kumar Sahoo addressed a literary webinar on “CARPE DIEM: Seize the Day”, which was organised by students of DAV College, Unit-8 here, on Tuesday.
Former Chief Secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik attended event as chief patron. Minister Sahoo spoke about the Covid-19 scenario and its overall impact on the education sector. He deliberated mainly about the importance of digital learning and advised students to convert crisis into opportunities. He also stressed on continuous learning. He felicitated rank holders of BCom (Hons) and BBA of DSBM for final year Utkal University Examinations 2020. BK Patnaik commenced his deliberation quoting lines from Bhagwad Gita about the value of life.
He advised to follow a mantra of life: “Always learn from past and rectify your mistakes to have positive vibes in life.” He laid focus on sharpening talents and skills which would help in serving society and nation as a whole.Four students gave their presentations. Punyata Dash spoke on “The Procrastinator Who’s Asleep”, Keshav Tibrewal presented on “Kal” (tomorrow). Smruti Snigdha Sahoo recited an Odia poem on right utilisation of the present time. Aman Aryan Mohanty gave his presentation on “The God of Time”. DSBM Principal Dr DN Mishra felicitated all rank holders virtually on behalf of the Minister. DAV Public School, Unit-8 Principal Ipsita Das congratulated the fraternity of DSBM for their dedicated efforts.