Kohima, November 19: “You’ve achieved a great milestone but one should try to maintain the consistency over the course of one’s life,” said Principal Secretary, School Education & SCERT, Menukhol John at the felicitation program of 61 degree toppers that was organized by All Nagaland College Student’s Union (ANCSU) at RCEMPA Hall, Jotsoma on November 19.
Stating that consistency is found wanting in Naga society, John emphasized on the importance of maintaining consistency to the degree toppers over the course of one’s life. “We think in terms of government jobs, clearing the UPSC and NPSC, while I am not undermining those but the world is a level playing field now and opportunities exist if you want to excel,” he said.
Highlighting that Nagaland has shortage of Science and Mathematics teachers, John expressed hope in the fact that more students are starting to opt for the said subjects these days.
He also encouraged the toppers to be ambassadors of success and an inspiration for the younger generation. He further asked the students to continue the good work so as to carry one’s life to a logical end.
Out of the 61 degree toppers, 19 were from Nagaland University, 15 from Kohima Science College, Jotsoma, 18 from Patkai Christian College Autonomous and 9 toppers from State Council for Technical Education, ANCSU education secretary Keneitsituo Kense informed.
Also speaking at the event, ANCSU president Vimeyiekho Vitso informed that the organization started the felicitation programme under the presidentship of Katho P Awomi back in 2018.
Stating that the world is witnessing manifold challenges today, Vitso exhorted the toppers “You must be the answer to these challenges.” Let us not be complacent by the achievement we have made today, but let us endeavour to impact the society beyond our degree certificate, he said.
If there is any unsolved solution to any problem in our society today… the best brains of our state are here today, lets together envision to be the answers, he added.
(Page News Service)