Dimapur, December 11: Minister for Higher & Technical Education, Temjen Imna Along today inaugurated the 100 bedded Goodwill Boys’ Hostel at Kohima College in the presence of Director, Higher Education, Anungla Aier and other faculty members of Kohima College at Hostel Campus, Kohima College.
Kohima College is one of the biggest government colleges in Nagaland with an enrolment of about 1600 students and 60 faculty members. The College has been educating students from all the corners of the state for the last 50 years.
Addressing the gathering, the Minister said that he was honoured and delighted to be part of the programme. On the occasion, he thanked the Almighty God for the goodwill and good things happening in the department ever since he took over the department of Higher & Technical Education. Nagaland is in a state of threshold where change is truly possible and where all of us are not only dreaming about it but also walking through it, he said.
He said it is high time for the Nagas to believe and work in unison. Describing Nagas as brave and courageous and way of their life are known for sacrifice and bravery for that we are always proud of it but in reality we are not doing it in action, he commented. There are so much of modernity with the coming of 22nd century where we need to be concerned for everything we are into, he said.
On the occasion, he conveyed Christmas greetings to all and asked them to do something good for other people particularly those who are in need of our support in order to have a blessed Christmas.
“Being a Christian is not the tag we have but being a Christian is the Christ in us”, he said. On this Christmas, he challenged everyone to cut off their wants and look for the welfare of others. He further stated that without choosing to love one will not have a good Christmas.
He also said, “We are multiplying our wants and forgetting our needs. Let us look after the needs of others during this festive season leaving aside our weaknesses and prejudices.
He said the newly inaugurated Goodwill Boys’ Hostel is not only a property of Kohima College nor Higher education department or Government of Nagaland but it is a property of our destiny. For which, he urged the students and the authority to maintain clean, good and decent and not as a centre of naughtiness and littering.
Executive Engineer, School Education, Kelechütuo Pienyü while presenting a technical report stated that the 100 bedded Hostel at Kohima College began in 2013 by M/s Eastern Associates with an estimated budget of 480 lakh. The building is comprised of ground floor, 1st floor and 2nd floor which was funded by University Grants Commission and HUDCO, he said.
Principal, Kohima College, Dr. Watijungshi in his welcome address mentioned that the College has 50 bedded girls hostel which will be extended by 50 more in the coming years. He also said that from January 2019, 50 students will start occupying the newly inaugurated Goodwill Boys hostel.
Assistant Professor, Theyiesinuo Keditsu chaired the programme while Warden Boys Hostel, Evothung proposed the vote of thanks.
(Page News Service)