Sunday, January 29, 2023

Educational institutions conduct various activities

Educational institutions across Nagaland conducted various programmes for students and faculties as part of the academic and extracurricular activities.
NU: A two-day international workshop on “Scientific Applications in South Asian Archaeology: An Integrative platform for research on the reconstruction of the past” was held on December 9-10 at Hotel Japfu, Kohima with Nagaland University (NU) vice-chancellor, Professor Jagadish Kumar Patnaik as the chief guest.
A press release by NU informed that the workshop was jointly organised by the University of Chicago, USA; Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences (BSIP), Lucknow and the department of History and Archaeology, NU.
The release informed that the workshop hosted a variety of stimulating presentations and discussions. Talk topics ranged from stable isotope analysis to best lessons learned from anthropological research. At the workshop, panel discussions provided a forum for spirited banter on geology, zooarchaeology, palaeogenomics, and more. A panel on community engagement featured representatives from different Naga villages to share their goals and best practices for scientific research.
GHS Wozhuro: Government High School (GHS) Wozhuro celebrated its 75 years platinum jubilee on December 8 at its school premises. Speaking on the occasion, director school education, Wonthungo Tsopoe stressed on importance of education reminding that education was a powerful tool that could change the society.
Tsopoe said that it was collective responsibility of the school faculty, village administration, churches and all citizens of Wozhuro to sustain the school and ensure development.
He also urged the teachers not to divert their priority and to be committed in upbringing the students with quality education.
Host of village elders, teachers, students and others attended the celebration.
ICFAI: ICFAI University, Nagaland held its pre-Christmas celebration on December 9 with much excitement and joyous spirits. During the first session of the programme, pre-Christmas message delivered by dean of department (Computer Science), Tetso College, Tali Lemtur. In order to create awareness during this season of celebration, a Christmas door decoration competition using recycled materials was held. A variety of events were conducted which included a choir competition, performances by the university’s alumni and a musical piece.
SPS: Students of Shalom Public School, Kikhruruzha Chümoukedima village on December 9 visited Children’s Home, Old Age Home and the homeless in and around Chümoukedima and Dimapur districts, as part of the school annual programme.
SJU: The Post Graduate first semester students of education department, St Joseph University (SJU) Chümuokedima, went for the interactive session on “Christian Education” at Oriental Theological Seminary (OTS) on December 8. In a separate event, the department of sociology with the students of M.A. first semester along with two faculties visited Grace Mission Orphanage on December 9 as part of the outreach programme.
UC: A two-day national seminar on the theme “Culture in Northeast India: Past and Present” sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research was hosted by Department of History, Unit College on December 8-9. During the seminar, the keynote address was delivered by dean, faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, Professor Sarit Kumar Choudhary. A special virtual lecture on “oral traditions and the implications in the study of Northeast Indian history” was delivered by Head, department of Cultural & Creative Studies, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Professor Desmond L Kharmawphlang.
The technical sessions on “heritage and preservation, intercultural and cross-cultural studies, immigration, and multiculturalism” and belief system, local language and ethnoarchaeology” were chaired by department of History & Archaeology, Nagaland University, Kohima Campus, Meriema, Kohima, professor Y Ben Lotha while department of History, Dibrugarh University, advisor, department of history The Assam Royal Global University, Professor Shiela Bora, (Rtd) respectively.

Students of SPS during their visit to Children’s Home.
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