Saturday, December 10, 2022

Educational institutions organise various programmes for students

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.
NEISSR: A three-day workshop on “managing difficult behaviours among children and therapies used to handle them” organised by North East Institute of Social Sciences and Research (NEISSR) concluded on October 27 with a valedictory function.
In his address, NEISSR principal Fr. Dr. C P. Anto said the main objective of the training was to build a healthy mind culture that might transform families and communities. At the programme, Dr. Sr. Joan Chunkapura and Fr. Dr. Mathew Thuniampral spoke on various topics with regard to the challenges faced by children and suggested different therapies to deal with them. Around 170 teachers, pastors, social workers, students and religious groups attended the programme.
In a separate event, an awareness campaign on “HIV prevention and suicide prevention among youths” was organised on October 29 at Peace Centre Hall, Chümoukedima by IQAC Cell NEISSR in collaboration with MSW Semester-I, District Aids Prevention and Control Unit (DAPCU) & Serendip Guardians. The resource persons, assistant director Serendip Guardians, Bokatoli Sumi and district ICTC supervisor, Orenthung Ngullie, underscored the importance of counselling and the need to do away with stigmatisation and discrimination of People living with HIV and AIDS (PLHA).
SJU: An awareness programme on blood donation and blood donation camp organised by St. Joseph University Chumoukedima department of social work in collaboration with NSS and CIHSR, under the theme, “Together to Care for Health” was held on October 27 at SJU Chumoukedima. Resource person, MD consultant pathologist CIHSR, Dr. Nounchetuo Miachieo shared about the historical background of blood donation and its importance and encouraged the attendees to donate blood. Dr. Miachieo explained in detail the process, benefits and safety measured of blood donation.
In a separate event, SJU on October 28 inaugurated its Red Ribbon Club with supervisor, district AIDS prevention and control unit Dimapur, Orenthung Ngullie as a special guest. Orenthung o spoke on the role and significance of RRC and highlighted the alarming prevalence of HIV and AIDS within the state. He underscored the urgent need to educate people particularly the youth at all levels about the dire consequences of the disease.
ICFAI: Department of History, ICFAI University Nagaland on October 28 organised a webinar on “Gendered Instability: Re-evaluating the Gender Concepts and Characterization in Ao Naga Floklore” with Dr. Rongsenzulu Jamir, a post-doctoral fellow at Delhi School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Delhi, as the guest speaker. In his talk, Dr. Rongsenzulu highlighted the way in which Ao Naga folklore encompasses different realities and fantasies and the predominant roles of leadership, moral authority. In a separate event, department of English, ICFAI University Nagaland on October 28 organised a reading and discussion of Kevitho Kera’s book, “Brain Through the Meat Grinder”. The reading was followed by a conversation with the author and Vishü Rita Krocha, founder of PenThrill Publication House.
PCC (Autonomous): Department of Philosophy, Patkai Christian College (Autonomous) hosted a discourse titled, “Neurotheology: How Belief in God changes Our Brain” on October 25 with children’s pastor/superintendent, Rengma Baptist Church Sovima, Naomi Kepen as the resource person. Kepen discussed how belief in God and religious practices biologically alter portions of the brain, which in turn affects an individual’s morals and mental health. She elaborated on how improper conduct affects the human brain.
Meanwhile, Patkai Reading Writing Club (PRWC) organised a reading session in the memory of late Dr. Temsula Ao, in the conference hall of Patkai Christian College, Autonomous, on October 27. The programme was attended by faculties and students from different departments.
BCK: The 2nd Baptist College alumni meet and dinner programme was held on October 26 at Baptist College Kohima on October 26 wherein, a new Alumni Association team was elected for the tenure 2022-2024 with Hika S. Chishi as president, Tokibo N. Wotsa as vice president along with eight other members.
SJC: The first “Litera Kermis” under theme, “Creatio Ex Pulchritudine” was organised by the PG department of English, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous) Jakhama on October 29 at the College Indoor Stadium. The programme was attended by the PG students of the department, alumni of the past three batches of 2020, 2021 and 2022, department office bearers, teaching fraternity of the department, college management members and special invitees.

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