Peren, March 31 (NEx): Minister for Higher Education & Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along graced the St. Xavier College, Jalukie Annual Sports and Games Day closing ceremony as the Special Guest today, 31st March, 2021 which was held at Xaverite Stadium. DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier, Advisor, SCERT, IPR & Village Guards Toshi Wungtung and Bishop of Kohima, Rev. Dr. James Thoppil attended the ceremony as the Guests of Honour.
Speaking on the occasion, Temjen Imna Along pointed out that Catholic Institutions have 100 percent education policy for the upcoming youths in the State. Along aslo stated that many Students who have passed out from Catholic Institutions are leaders in many areas where praise worthy services are rendered by them.
Meanwhile, the Minister lamented on the gruesome incident which took place on March 22nd, 2021 at Lamhainamdi Village and said that killing in any section of society is unacceptable and urged the gathering to condemn such kind of heinous act committed. He encouraged the gathering to make sure that peace prevails in the land. Anger belongs to everyone but the character of peace doesn’t show one’s weakness but instead shows one’s strength through hard times, Imna Along added.
Further, he called upon the students to do their best and not to remain skeptical but instead work hard together and hoped that one day determined and hard working students will come out of St. Xavier College to rebuild the foundation of the people by their hard work. Imna Along also urged the students to be good citizens who work hard with determination and be responsible citizens in maintaining peace and prosperity in our land.
Advisor, SCERT, IPR & VGs, Toshi Wungtung mentioned that education is the manifestation of men and Women to perfection and has a very wide circumference which requires mental and physical development. He also encouraged the students to keep up with good discipline and refrain from using drugs, alcohols, etc. and further called upon them to be an agent of peace and reconciliation in the society.
During the closing ceremony, the students performed Traditional dances, March Past from the Parade Contingents and a variety of songs.
(With inputs from DPRO Peren)