Kohima, March 15 (NEx): Study materials were distributed to girl students under the Vigyan Jyoti Scheme at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kohima on Saturday, with EAC (Sadar), Kohima, Kevingoto Kulnu, NCS as Special Guest and Associate Professor, Kohima Science College Moasangla, as the Resource Person.
Special Guest, Kevingoto Kulnu said that the students studying in Government institutions must consider themselves lucky and privileged, stating that they have the best teachers, facilities and opportunities. He stated that education is a great instrument for women empowerment and a tool to balance gender disparity. Kulnu added that one becomes empowered when they are educated. He stressed on the importance of science education and the advantages of it for their future careers. Citing his personal experiences as an administrator, he also encouraged the students to consider administration as a career.
Encouraging the girl students to take up science, resource person, Moasangla expressed happiness that more girls are taking up science education and said that the number of girls are more in many of the institutions. She encouraged them to build a research attitude by asking questions and asked the students to make proper use of technology in their studies. She stressed on the need for a mentality change in the society and break that belief that mathematics and science are hard subjects.
Meanwhile, Principal, JNV, Kohima, K. Kapfo informed that the Vigyan Jyoti Scheme is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, intended to create a level-playing field for the meritorious girls in high School to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). He encouraged the students to work hard and make best use of the study materials.