Sunday, January 29, 2023

Nagaland: Educational institutions organise awareness programmes for students

Various programmes were organised by educational institutions and other organisations across the state.
PWC: Fire Station, Dimapur-West on August 31 conducted a “Fire and Evacuation Drill” at the premises of Pranabananda Women’s College (PWC) Dimapur. The team educated the students and staff about the safety precautions that needed to be undertaken in fire related incidents either in their residence, shopping establishments or in their places of study. The team also demonstrated about the utility of different types of fire extinguishers and the techniques to operate them efficiently and safely. The team also presented a drill about the rescue techniques during disasters including fire injuries.
GHS Medziphema: Government High School (GHS) Medziphema Town on August 31 organised a pre-vocational field trip for its class VI-VIII students to SASRD, NU, Medziphema Campus. The school informed that the main objective was to introduce pre-vocational education and an exposure of the students to the world outside the class room to create awareness on the various productive activities, develop expertise in one particular skill and prepare the students to identify their interest before they attain high school. A total of 174 students and five teachers participated in the field trip.
MGMHSS: A fire and evacuation drill exercise was conducted on August 31 at M.G.M Higher Secondary School, Dimapur premises at the morning assembly. The school informed that at the exercise, officer-in-charge, inspector, Nozoto Angami and team conducted the drill by educating the students and staffs on how to be a first responder in times of unfortunate events and natural disaster. They also demonstrated on how to douse out fires caused by LPG cylinder leakages and to perform rescue operations of injured persons in any events of natural calamities.
NEISSR: North East Institute of Social Sciences and Research (NEISSR) celebrated its 8th freshers’ day on August 26 with deputy Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dimapur, Dr.Antoly Swu as the chief guest. Addressing the students, Dr.Swu asserted the importance of professional social work for bettering the life of people in the society especially in times when social interaction and mental health remain a challenge. The students were also addressed by NEISSR principal, Fr. C.P. Anto who welcomed the new students and stressed the importance of materialising dreams into reality.
PCC: Patkai Christian College (Autonomous) celebrated its 48thFoundation Day on August 28 at the Bundrock Chapel-cum-Auditorium. At the programme, Rev. Dr. W. Pongsing, who is also the chairman of Patkai’s Board of Trustees, shared a sermon on the topic “New Life in Christ” and urged students to incorporate spiritualism in addition to their academic education. On the occasion, the founder and principal emeritus, Rev. Tuisem A. Shishak shared briefly about how in the late ’60s, two church bodies — one in Kohima (NBCC) and another in Imphal (MBC) — and a church in Buffalo, New York (USA), were praying for the establishment of a Christian liberal arts college. “Their prayers were answered when Patkai Christian College was established on August 28, 1974,” he said.
In a separate event, PCC organised an interactive session on “visual art and use of storytelling objects” on August 31 at the studio of Multimedia and Mass Communication department PCC.
At the programme, resource person Jimmy Abraham Chishi, a visual artist and founder of Studio Nagaloi, shared the nuances of storytelling using handmade art collectibles like puppets, mask and carved heads.
UC: Science and Technology Intervention in North East Region – Technology Facilitation Centre (STINER-TFC), School of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development, Nagaland University (SASRD, NU) in collaboration with EMPRETEC India Foundation and Unity College (UC) Dimapur organised 2nd round interactive session on “Youth Entrepreneurship” on August 25 at UC Dimapur. In a separate event, Unity College gender champions, women development cell observed the “Gender sensitization week” from August 22-26 under the theme, “Empowering gender equality for a better tomorrow”. As part of the programme, resource person, Major Wabang Ao, adjutant, 121 TA Garhwal Rifles gave a talk on “awareness to boys regarding behaviour towards girls”. The week ended with a visit to Rilan village, Dimapur where students conducted a door-to-door interactive session with some households of the village.
SHSS: Straightway Higher Secondary School (SHSS) Mokokchung, organised a spiritual retreat on August 26 on the theme “be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2) at Sangtemla Community Hall, with GBC Mokokchung, pastor Noksang and SCMC founder and chairman, Dr. Aotemshi as resource persons.
DBCK: Don Bosco College Kohima (DBCK) department of History organised a debate competition on “Naga nationalist movement” on August 20. DBCK stated that the debate based on the “ideological differences between the moderates and the extremists” was judged by Dr.Lanukumla Ao and Lokho Anthony.
KBSUK: Khulazu Basa Students’ Union Kohima (KBSUK) organised its 12th general session and fresher’s meet on the theme “alternative knowledge for creative solutions” on August 27 at Red Cross building Conference Hall. At the programme, guest speaker, secretariat assistant, Nagaland Civil Secretariat, Megosano Sakhrie advised the students to start building their foundation from now onwards instead of waiting to arrive at the right age. The union also felicitated HSLC, HSSLC and degree subject distinction holders.
PSUK: Pochury Students’ Union Kohima (PSUK) held its 39th annual session-cum-freshers’ meet on August 27 at state academy hall under the theme, “Ad Meliora” with additional SP Tuensang, Khrousütho Nyuthe as guest speaker. At the programme, HSLC 2022 subject toppers were felicitated.
FAC: Fazl Ali College (FAC) Mokokchung on August 26 organised a thanksgiving programme to acknowledge the contributions of all the stakeholders and above all the blessings of God in having achieved ‘A’ Grade during the 3rd cycle of NAAC accreditation.
SCC: A two-day workshop on “career guidance for competitive exams” was organised by Sao Chang College (SCC) Tuensang in collaboration with Impact Hub Institute on August 24 and August 26 at SCC Tuensang. During the workshop, proprietress of Impact Hub Institute, Anungla shared on the realization, prospect and opportunities of good and budget friendly coaching in the region. Mentor of the institute, Akumtoshi Aier discussed on various career options and competitive exams and the required skills and abilities which was needed to clear such examinations and SCC assistant professor, Vedovolu Nienu highlighted the importance of reading and good grammar to develop effective writing.
CC: Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Cornerstone College, organised Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on August 26 at College campus. At the programme, resource person, Sungit Longkumer encouraged faculty to be indispensable, significant role player and to be a giver and also not to be complacent but to be inspiring, responsible individual, always striving for quality.
SJU: School of Business Management, St Joseph University (SJU) organised a panel discussion on “Entrepreneurial Environment in Nagaland” on August 25 in the university auditorium. In a separate event, a two-day project paper presentation contest was organised by the department of computer science, St. Joseph University, Nagaland on August 24-25. A total of 45 undergraduate students of computer science department participated in the contest.
SJU also organised fresher’s induction programme for post graduate students on august 29 at the University Auditorium Hall, with DG Prison, Home Guard & Civil Defence, Nagaland, Rupin Sharma, as the special chief guest. In a separate event, SJU on August 30 conducted “fresher’s induction programme for post graduate students” with director, Nagaland Zoological Park, Rangapahar, Dimapur, Dr. C. Zupeni Tsanglai as guest of honour.

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