Thursday, March 30, 2023

Youth have responsibility to enhance progress of Nagaland: Gov


Nagaland governor, Prof. Jagdesh Mukhi on Monday said the youth of today had a great responsibility towards enhancing the progress of “this hugely beautiful and resourceful state” as Nagaland was standing on the “launch pad of significant change and development.”
According to a Raj Bhavan statement, governor was speaking at the 32nd graduation day of St. Joseph’s College Jakhama at the college indoor stadium.
In his address, Prof. Mukhi appealed to the students, to set out into entrepreneurship and become job providers rather than job seekers. He said that it was “very unfortunate that our students even after post-graduation from universities are prepared to join as employees in government sector on contractual basis.”
In this regard, he suggested the students to take up agriculture and contribute to making India self-reliant.
Commending the college for leaving an indelible mark in the legacy of education in Nagaland, he expressed happiness by saying that his heart was filled with pride to see that a batch of promising youngsters armed with knowledge and skills were ready to accomplish their dreams.
Congratulating the 1259 undergraduates and 102 postgraduates, the governor also lauded the faculty members, college administration and parents for their support in achieving this milestone.
He expressed happiness to know the college held the distinction of being the largest college in Nagaland and added that the institution emerged as one of the top autonomous colleges in the North East.
Prof. Mukhi said the college has been accredited with Grade A by the NAAC in 2016 and that it left no stone unturned in providing quality higher education to the youth of Nagaland and neighbouring states.
He advised the students to remember the difficult times that one has endured and to be thankful to God for empowering them in overcoming the struggles.
He urged upon the students to not fear while they are in uncomfortable situations as such moments would propel towards the ultimate purpose in life.
“Some may foray into business, politics, finance and various technical fields, while some may pursue further studies and research and regardless of whichever field one’s steps in, we are helping to build our nation”, the governor asserted.
Later, the governor also conferred the graduation day award 2022 to 11 graduates—Illo I Jimomi (governor’s gold medal);
Kithetoli Yepthomi (APJ Abdul Kalam Award); Kevileinuo Angami (Mahatma Gandhi Award); Mecievi Khieya (Dr. Talimeren Ao Award); Reena Rai (Best BBA Student Award); Hosea Kent (Best Science Student Award); Temjenmenla Walling (Alumni Association Award); Ukumari Bisukarma (Avika Achumi Memorial Award); K Benjamin (Chikrophuyo Memorial Award); Moanaro Jamir (Khriebuno Nagi Literary Award) and Zuchobeni Humtsoe (Capt. Regina Razousinuo Award).
Earlier, St. Joseph’s College Jakhama, principal Dr. Fr. George Keduolhou Angami delivered welcome address while bishop of Nagaland, Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil delivered a short message and blessing for graduates.

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