Dimapur, July 2: With a motto to represent the unique culture and traditions of the Bengali community, Dimapur Bengali Students’ Union on July 1 organised its annual Mr. and Miss. Bengali contest here at Durga Mandir Auditorium, Dimapur in which Sujan Dey of Unity College and Ankita Bhadra of Kendra Vidyalaya Higher Secondary School were crowned Mr. Bengali and Miss. Bengali respectively for the year 2018.
The programme had the presence of Moatoshi Longkumer, MLA, Dimapur II A/C as a special invitee.
Speaking on the occasion, Moatoshi cautioned the attending students who recently had passed their HSLC and HSSLC examinations respectively that they should remember this is only the beginning and there is a long way to go.
He asked them to not just join the colleges for the sake of attending but to learn and remember that there is no place for those students anymore who are lazy and mediocre.
Congratulating the union for organizing the programme, he said that Bengali community in Nagaland has been contributing much towards the society which includes even producing IAS officers and asked the community to make Dimapur their home and work together with others to make it a better place.
Previously, Prof. (Rtd.) Debasish Dutta in his brief remark had said that people outside the state has a very wrong notion about Nagaland when it is a rather peaceful place to be and added that though Bengalis living in Nagaland are not Nagas, they are but very much a part of the society and asked the students to take responsibility and improve the society.
The programme was dotted with a number of colourful cultural performances put up by the students. On the occasion, rank holders from all communities of HSLC and HSSLC examinations 2018 were also felicitated.
(Page News Service)