Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Nagaland: Educational institutions organise various activities across state

Educational institutions across the state have been organising various activities for the students and teaching staff as part of their yearly curriculum / extracurricular activity.
Immanuel College: Immanuel College (IC) celebrated its graduation day on August 6 at the college auditorium with Justice, H. K. Sema, former judge of Supreme Court of India as the commencement speaker.
A press release by the college stated that Justice Sema exhorted students to work hard and not be discriminated of one’s early stage or current situations.
Emphasising on this, Justice Sema shared his own growth of how from a small village school he worked hard and not letting himself be marginalised, he was able to attend the highest stature the Government of India had to offer.
Talking to the graduates, he elaborated the importance of how one needs to go through immense pressure in life in order to succeed.
Like the grapes that were needed to be pressed to make wine and the flowers pressed to make perfume, Justice Sema encouraged students not to succumb under pressure but to be independent in their thoughts and words and flourish. He reminded the students that in everything in life, they needed to pray and acknowledge God.
Kohima College: Kohima College held its 53rd Fresher’s Day on August 6 with Nagaland Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, chairman, Dr. Kekhrie Yhome as special guest.
A press release by the college stated that special guest pointed out right from the start that various bulwarks stood against Nagaland’s progress as it transitioned to modernity.
“These vestiges of redundant values from a time in history that still continue to form our attitudes, augmented our fears, reinforced our prejudices and formulated our system of thought,” said Dr. Yhome.
Dr. Yhome then, dared the plethora of student audience to ask themselves—”Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going? What is waiting for us?” adding that the answers to such questions bear and bare “our very being”. He concluded by encouraging the students to willingly take challenges.
DBCK: Red Ribbon Club (RRC) of Don Bosco College Kohima (DBCK) in collaboration with District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit (DAPCU) Kohima organised an awareness programme on AIDS and HIV, TB and blood donation and introduction of RRC on August 1 at the college conference hall.
In a press release, DBCK informed that in the first session, DAPCU Kohima district programme, Sentimongla Tzudir highlighted the cause and effects of HIV and AIDS while in the second session, district TB officer, Kohima, Dr. Chibenthung Kithan emphasised the effects of TB and how it could be cured. He also spoke on “TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan”.
The last session was taken by deputy director, NSACS and president, Voluntary Blood Donors Association Kohima, Ainato Yeptho, who underscored the importance of donating blood.
MCC: Model Christian College held its 14th annual fresher’s meet on August 6 at the college auditorium under the theme “Iridescence”. At the programme, MCC principal, Dr. Luke Rymbai while speaking on the topic “chase your dreams” said one should chase their dream with determination. He also encouraged students to have alternatives while chasing their dreams and suggested few steps towards achieving dreams.
SJU: Department of History, St. Joseph University organised a “folk song competition” under the theme “Echoing voices of the Nagas” on August 3 at SJU auditorium.
According to SJU, at the programme, assistant professor (department of history), K Hokato Sumi spoke on importance of folk songs and encouraged students to value the rich folk culture, history and unite in its preservation as it is an inevitable part of Naga culture and tradition. The Judges of the event were Dr. Avinuo Chupuo, Dr. Lanuchila Changkiri, Khekato Zhimo and Imkongsenla, all assistant professors (department of history).
In separate events, a declamation competition was conducted by drama club, department of English SJU on August 5 at the auditorium. At the event, 23 participants exhibited their oratory skills by declaiming famous speeches of legendary characters, writers, and politicians.
The department of physics, SJU organised a one-day industrial visit to ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun on August 4 with an aim to impart to students the basic biological researches.
Sazolie College: Sazolie College Alumni Association in association with Tobacco Control (NHAK), TB, Integrated Counselling and Testing Centres (ICTC), State Public Health (food safety), and Indian Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) organised free health camp on August 4 at Sazolie College.
In a press release, the college informed that MO (tobacco control) Dr. Arenla Walling called for the need for lifestyle changes as tobacco was the world leading agent of death.
Counsellor mobile, ICTC, Ayang Imchen spoke on HIV and AIDS, its preventive measures and stressed on the need to overcome stigmas and seek medical care.
District programme officer (TB), Dr. Chipenthung said India has the highest estimated TB cases in the world and stressed on causes, symptoms, and how to avail free medical facilities.
Technician, state public health (food safety), Ekonthung Kikon spoke on consumption of safe and nutritious food for good health, and how to identify its quality and authenticity while senior treatment supervisor (IHCI), Rhokuotho Ngouri stressed on the need to seek proper medical assistance to control hypertension to avoid possible health risks.
GMS Nito Mount: As part of capacity building and with an objective to sensitise students on plastic/polythene free environment, Government Middle School (GMS) Nito Mount under Zunheboto district conducted a workshop on paper bag making for students of classes 1 to 7 on August 5 at school premises.
In a press release, GMS Nito Mount informed that resource persons apprised students on how to use environment friendly products such as locally available paper bags, etc. and briefed on the serious environmental threats that plastic/polythene bags posed and suggested alternatives.
KV Rangapahar: In view of “Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat” and “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, Kendriya Vidyalaya Rangapahar Cantonment Dimapur organised a cultural programme on August 6.
A press release by the school stated that KV Rangapahar principal, Manoj Kumar Tewari stressed on importance of co-curricular activities alongside academic learning and the scopes that the current curriculum was offering for holistic development of the children.
A skit competition on “Single Used Plastic” and a group song competition on the theme of Madhya Pradesh as the paired state of Nagaland were held.
KCK, NIELIT sign MoU: KROS College, Kohima represented by its principal and administrator on August 2 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT), Kohima under ministry of Electronics & IT, represented by its director i/c Er. L. Lanuwabang.
Modern College: Modern College celebrated its freshers’ day on August 6 with its managing director, Pelee Hekha as the guest of honour.
FAC: Fazl Ali College (FAC) Mokokchung celebrated its fresher’s day on August 6 wherein, college principal, Dr. Temjenwabang Longkumer addressed the students and others. Earlier, on August 3, the college also inaugurated a mini printing station at FAC resource center.


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