Convocation of MDSD Girls College was held here on Saturday, in which 175 graduates and postgraduates were awarded degrees.
"Students should contribute towards improving environment in their respective towns. Cleanliness is next to godliness," union minister for justice and empowerment Kumari Selja said at the convocation.
Lauding the college management for promoting women's education, the Ambala MP said students were the future of the nation and they should pursue their goals by making relentless efforts.
She urged students to imbibe moral values during their stay in the college, adding that they would have to make a niche for themselves in this competitive world.
Selja gave a grant of Rs. 11 lakh to the college from her Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund.
College principal Kiran Angra read the annual report, highlighting the institution's achievement in academics and sports.
Later, the minister attended a meeting of the district vigilance and monitoring committee and asked the officers to attend to people's complaints on priority.