Dimapur, November 19: A virtual graduation ceremony celebrating the success of the Undergraduate Class of 2020 of Tetso College was held on November 16 with Dr Dolly Kikon, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies, University of Melbourne, as the commencement speaker.
A total of approximately 2500 participants including the graduating class, parents, teachers, staff, juniors, and well-wishers joined the ceremony in congratulating the passing out students which was held virtually on Google Meet and streamed live via YouTube.
In her welcome address, Dr Hewasa Lorin, vice principal, Tetso College regretted that the ceremony could not take place in person owing to the present circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. She, however, said the college has tried its best in giving the students a befitting graduation ceremony. She congratulated the graduating class on their achievements and hoped that they were ready to take on the challenges and opportunities that the ever changing world presents.
Expressing delight that the college has produced a 100% pass percentage this year, she attributed the success to the combined effort of all the students and the teachers.
Dr Hewasa also released two publications of the college namely Resonance: A Tetso College Anthology of Art and Literature (ISBN 978-81-929456-5-1) which is a publication by the Department of English, and is a collection of poetry, short stories, paintings, and photographs on the theme of nostalgia, in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the college, and The Tetso Interdisciplinary Journal (ISSN 2319 2925) Volume 8 which is an annual research publication of Tetso College, and deals with research papers on the theme of Popular Culture.
The college also secured three gold medals in the UG final semester examination 2020 held under Nagaland University and the toppers namely Heilugumle (Department of Education), Wenei-u Mero (Department of Sociology), and Mhonbeni K Ezung (Department of Economics) were introduced by the respective Heads of Department.
Speaking as valedictorian of the graduating class, Mhonbeni K Ezung thanked her teachers, family, peers for their unwavering support towards her academic career during her time at Tetso.
Commencement speaker, Dr Dolly Kikon greeted the graduating class stating that this is a defining moment which they should reflect on as a new beginning and a new journey in their lives.
She urged the students to encounter every new day with renewed zeal and positivity saying that “every morning is a golden day filled with seconds, minutes, and hours to discover why we should strive to love, to serve, to speak for justice and work towards a world free of violence.”
(Page News Service)