Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, May 11: High school and secondary schools are celebrating their students who made it through the high school and higher secondary examinations for 2019. Various schools issued press releases on Sunday wishing them the best in their future endeavours.
The commission for education diocese of Kohima (Cedok) conducted a programme in honour of the rank and subject toppers of the Nagaland Board of School Education besides honouring teachers from catholic schools for meritorious service, on May 11 at St. Joseph hr. sec. school at Chumukedima in Dimapur.
Rev. Fr. Jacob Charalel, the principal of St. Joseph Hr. Sec. School, addressed the gathering. He said education is achieved when children grow up as responsible, matured citizens of society. Success in examination is only a small part of achievements, he said.
Charalel pointed out that 15 candidates from catholic schools appeared in top-20 list of HSLC, five candidates from HSSLC (arts), six from HSSLC (science) and four from HSSLC (commerce) also appeared in top 10 list.
“While congratulating and appreciating all those students who have successfully cleared HSLC and HSSLC exam, the toppers deserve a special mention for their hard work which had brought glory to their parents and laurels to our school and the school is happy to offer special honour to the students of catholic schools who have come up to the top position as our school exist primarily for them,” the principal said. Awards were given to the Catholic schools that secured 100% result.
Limasunep Jamir, the commissioner of Dimapur Police, who was the special guest for the occasion said he was proud to be a part of this gathering. He was impressed by the number of schools that secured 100% result in HSLC and HSSLC examinations.
“Schools that are not just concentrated in Dimapur, Kohima or Mokokchng but also schools from Noklak and Lakhuti have also come up with 100% result this reflects the dedication of many teachers, catholic schools as compared to government schools which is a sad thing,” he said
The police officer had a word for students who could not make the successful results. ‘For students who have failed: It’s not the end of the world this was just the first hurdle you have crossed and there are many more hurdles to be crossed in the days to come.’
‘Till now someone or the other was holding your hand but once you get into higher education you will be mostly on your own and that is where your maturity and (humility) will be tested,’ Jamir said.
Eight teachers from various catholic schools, who were selected for their meritorious service, were given awards with a cash price of INR 10,000 each. Among them Aron Ikie, an assistant teacher of All Saints hr. sec. school.
Elias T. Lotha, Transport Commissioner conveyed a message to all the successful students: ‘Education is not merely an instrument for acquisition of information for a more comfortable life that it is not just a factory for learning various skills’ in fact the sole purpose of education is to produce civilized citizens.’
Toppers of both HSLC and HSSLC who hold the position from top-1 to 10th were given awards and a cash price of INR 5000; students who secured top-11 to the 20th position were also given awards and a cash price of INR 4000.
Eric Yanthan of Queen Mary hr. sec. school who secured the top-3 position in HSSLC (science) spoke about his experience. He said it was God who helped him in achieving the milestone. He quoted from the book of proverbs ‘In everything you do put God first and he will crown you with success.’
Imnatila Longchar, who the secured top-2 position in HSSLC (commerce) said her success was just a stepping stone. She said to be ready to face challenges that are yet come, with confidence.
Delhi Public School
A ceremony was organised at the Dimapur Delhi Public School too to acknowledge the performance of school toppers of the AISSCE (All India Senior School Certificate Examination).
Students and their parents attended the function, a press release from the institution on Sunday stated. The date on which the ceremony was conducted was not mentioned.
In his address the principal of the school BK Nanda lauded the students for bringing laurels to the institution. He congratulated the teachers, staff and parents for their effort and guidance too.
Dr. Aotoshi, pro vice chairman of the school, was also stated to have said during the event that the achievement of the school was a collaborative effort of the students, parents and the teaching community. The core objective of the school is the holistic development of the children, he said.
“DPS Dimapur is no competition with other schools. We want to surpass our past achievements,” he said and exhorted the outgoing students to be mindful when they go out. ‘They will be representing the family, community, and school,’ he reminded.
Altogether 39 students securing 85% and over were felicitated. Amongst them, seven students who scored 95% and above and 14 students scoring 90-94.80% were given a cash award of INR. 25,000 and INR. 15,000 each, in that order.
Kuzhatephe Collegiate Fellowship
Likewise, the Kuzhatephe Collegiate Fellowship (KCF) honoured successful candidates from Union Christian School who graduated from the HSLC examinations, on May 10 at Pfutsero in Phek district.
The group issued a note on Sunday informing about the programme.
The students who secured distinction marks in subjects were awarded with a cash prize. Awards were also given to the subject teachers, the updates stated.
Mikha Kenye, former headmaster, exhorted the successful candidates, the updates stated. He lauded the achievements of the students and the school for the successful result. He urged the students to be sincere and to work hard to excel in their future endeavours.
Kenye exhorted the students to manage their time judiciously. According to him, their journey has just begun, to explore real life where the fate of their future will be decided depending on their labor, the updates stated.
The KCF has expressed gratitude to all those who donated to the awards, and congratulated the successful candidates for bringing glory to the school. The group has wished them successful
endeavours in the future.