Sunday, June 4, 2023

Educational institutions organise various activities

Educational institutions across the state have been organising various activities for the students and teaching staff as part of their yearly curriculum or extracurricular activity.
SP Mkg expresses concern over rise in students seeking banned medications: Fazl Ali College (FAC) Mokokchung conducted an orientation programme for students under the theme, “Be the change you want to see” on March 25 at the college auditorium.
A press release from the college informed that Superintendent of Police (SP) Mokokchung, Aotula Imchen while speaking on the topic, “awareness on ragging and sexual harassment”, highlighted the meaning of ragging and cited real life incidents and how it was still prevalent in most educational institutions even if it was banned by the government of India.
Imchen explained how such incidents could be identified, reported and even diffused within the institution itself and only if difficult to manage can be reported to higher authorities. She also spoke on sexual harassment and how to seek remedial measures from the law.
The SP also expressed concern that over rise in number of students in uniform seeking banned medications like anti-depressants in and around Mokokchung.
Convenor of the discipline committee, Dr. Imcharenla reminded the students about the importance of discipline in a student’s life. The students were reminded of the rules and regulations pertaining to the college and how all the students should abide by it.
Assistant Professor (department of Botany) P. Tiatemsu highlighted the students on Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM) and librarian, Dr. Lendina informed the students about National Digital Library of India (NDLI) and N-LIST.
SCC conduct seminar on mental health: A seminar on the topic, “mental health” was organised by the mentoring committee of Sao Chang College (SCC) Tuensang on March 24.
A press release by the college stated that clinical psychologist, District Hospital Tuensang (DHT) Yangkhumla Sangtam took up the first session on “the importance of mental health” and explained the difference between mental health and mental illness and discussed the different kinds of mental disorders.
Speaking on the stigma attached to mental illness in the communities, Sangtam stressed on the importance of talking and normalising the subject.
Speaking at the second session on “coping skills for better mental health”, RKSK (adolescent) counsellor DHT, Sentilemla Longkumer highlighted the coping mechanisms and the measures to be adopted for a healthier state of wellbeing.
An interactive session was held which was also joined in by NCD Counsellor, DHT, Hongmo and PSW, DHT, Beigu M Phom. Personal counselling was also provided to the faculty and students after conclusion of the seminar.
UC organises student research colloquium: Department of political science, Unity College (UC) organised student research colloquium on “understanding local self-governance in Nagaland: Functioning of Village Councils” on March 21 at the College Seminar Hall.
A press release by the college informed that in an opening remark, head of department (political science) Dr. Rimmei Longmei spoke on importance of research and the need to introduce it to students at the college level.
During the colloquium, nine student colloquists presented their research papers – case studies of their respective villages under the village councils.
CCHE Kohima celebrates annual literary day: Capital College of Higher Education (CCHE) Kohima held its annual literary day 2022 under the theme, “know your letters”.
A press release by the college stated that necessitated by the ongoing pandemic, the literary day was held in a blended manner, involving both online and offline competition items. The offline competition was held on March 16-17 and the award ceremony on March 22.
During the award ceremony, the keynote address was delivered by CCHE vice principal, Vevohu Kezo, who said the theme was aptly chosen expressing that the Nagas were in dire need to enhance their writing skills.
SJC celebrates ‘World Poetry Day’: In celebration of “World Poetry Day”, department of English, St. John College (SJC) Dimapur organised a poetry slam competition on March 21.
A press release by SJC stated that the programme commenced with a note on ‘poetry day’ by head of department (English) and assistant professor Inakali Assumi. The college informed that the competition was filled with an array of participants with their original.
YMC organises seminar &community outreach programme: English & Economics department of Yemhi Memorial College (YMC) under the aegis of Internal Quality Assessment Cell(IQAC) on March 25 organised a district level seminar on “mental health awareness”.
A press release by the college stated that resource person, assistant coordinator, Community Mental Health Programme (CMHP), Prodigals’ Home Dimapur, Sukum Aier gave an insightful talk on mental health emphasising on key concepts, problems and issues, facts and myths, ways to identify mental health problems, and primary and secondary preventions of mental health problems.
Stressing on severity of mental health problems, Aier remarked that “the world is going towards the next pandemic, the new epidemic is mental health”.
Earlier, as part of the departmental activity 2022, the department of English, Yemhi Memorial College (YMC) Dimapur organised two-day community outreach programme on March 21-22 at Government Middle School (GMS) Midland Dimapur.
In a press release, the college stated that the objective of the programme was to reach out to the society and make the students aware of their responsibility towards the society. During the outreach programme, students held interactive session with the students at the elementary level.
Skill development seminar at PCC: Emporium Skills Training Institute (ESTI) Dimapur and India International Skill Centre (IISC) in association with Patkai Christian College (PCC Autonomous) organised a seminar for final year students on ‘Skill Development & Overseas Employment’ on March 24 at Bundrock Hall.
A press release by PCC stated that resource person, operations manager, India & international emporium, Anirban Mukherjee gave insights on various career options in hospitality, aviation and cruise-line sectors.
KCK organises storytelling in Tenyidie &‘Naga writers speak’: Cultural Club of Kohima College Kohima (KCK) collaborated with “Speak Tenyidie Project” to host a storytelling platform on March 26 at the college
A press release by KCK stated that the story tellers Zapuvisie Lhousa and Vizonyü Liezietsu were writers with multiple publications.
The octogenarian Zapuvisie brought with him traditional Tenyimia wisdom and his concern for the present generation. The retired government official Vizonyü, with 13 book publications till date, has had an illustrative career in the Department of Agriculture.
Earlier, KCK department of English organised 6th series of its annual “Naga Writers Speak” on March 25, with poet, journalist and publisher Vishii Rita Krocha as the special guest.
A press release by KCK stated that Krocha shared about her own personal connection to the art form and how it has allowed her to articulate her emotions through different seasons in life. She also spoke about her belief in poetry as an art form that can forge connections and bring people together.


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