Rs.5 lakh earmarked for NCH’s development through LADP fund
Minster for Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Jacob Zhimomi on Saturday said the youth were greatest strength of the country and the state.
Speaking at the golden jubilee celebration of Nagaland Children’s Home (NCH), here at Diphupar, the minister said that primary focus today, should be to impart quality education to the youth.
He said that the state had high percentage of youths and therefore, it was the duty of institutions to prepare them to face modern-day challenges so that they become self-reliant.
Lauding NCH for their divine works towards providing education and shelter to the orphanages, he pointed out that there were very few institutions in the state with such responsibilities including providing of food, shelter, basic needs and quality education to students and orphans.
In this regard, he dubbed NCH as a “unique” institution.
Further, Jacob said that they were not only celebrating golden jubilee of the Home but were also celebrating the lives of late Soyelo Wetsah and his wife, late Kedu-u Lasuh, founding members of the school and the orphanage.
He recalled how NCH started with a modest beginning and faced various hardships and struggles while running the institution.
“Late Wetsah and his lady wife worked for the interest of humanity before self”, he added.
He earmarked Rs. 5 lakh for the infrastructural development of the school through the Local Area Development Programme (LADP) fund.
He concluded by encouraging the students to work hard and be blessed.
Meanwhile, addressing the media, NCH chairman, Senowekha K Kenye informed that the school had around 500 students out of which, around 80 were orphans.
He informed that there were many students in the school who were provided quality education with minimal fees.
Earlier, invocation was said by Rev Dr. Vezopa Tetseo, welcome address was delivered by Lesehu Meru while vote of thanks was proposed by Kolhi Wetsah and benediction was said by Dr. Kevesieyi Rhalkho.
Highlights of the programme included song by jubilee choir, special number by Akokla Langu and greetings from Rev. Dr. VK Nuh.