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13th NI Jamir Academic Excellence Award 2019

13th NI Jamir Academic Excellence Award 2019
Recipients along with family members of N.I Jamir and others during the ceremony in Kohima on July 13.
KOHIMA, JUL 13 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/13/2019 11:09:50 AM IST

Eight HSLC toppers from Ao community have been conferred with 13th N.I. Jamir Academic Excellence Award 2019 at Molu Ki, Kohima on Saturday held under the aegis of Kohima Ongpangkong Telongjem (KOT).

Principal secretary for Rural Development, Bendangkokba handed over the citation along with Rs. 10,000 each to eight recipients. 

The recipients of the awards include Wangshitemjen Ozukum (Mongsenyimti Ist rank), Yangernaro Jamir (Siingratsii), Imlisungla Pongen (Longmisa) both 14th rank, Akumwapang (Longkhum), Sashitsungla Jamir (Mongsenyimti), Mechachung (Khar) both rank 16, Imkongsangla Longkumer (Akhoya) 17th rank and Imsiirenla Longkumner (Merangkong)19th rank.

As decided by the trust board of governors, Ongpangkong Tziikong Top 10 HSLC achiever has been awarded Rs. 10,000 along with citation since 2007. On June 28, 2018, the N.I. Jamir trust board of governors decided that from the year 2014 any Ao student whoever achieved the top 20 position in the HSLC examination conducted by the NBSE will be conferred with this prestigious award and was declared during NI Jamir Academic Excellence Award programme in 2013. A total of 55 students from Ao community have received this award since its commencement till date.

Earlier, KOT president C. Imti Longkumer delivered welcome address while N.I. Jamir trust board member K. Sanen Longkumer briefed the account of NI Jamir Academic Excellence Award. Keviseto Mekro, great grandson of NI Jamir also spoke at the programme. 

Vote of thanks was proposed by KOT secretary Imsunungsang.

N.I. Jamir, son of Noklenlemba was born in the year 1916 in the village of Longsa was the first graduate from the Ongpangkong students and after his graduation, he continued teaching and was entrusted as the school inspector (SI) by the government. 

Since he made a lot of contribution in the educational sector he was taken into the administration and in 1956 appointed as the assistant political officer (APO). After statehood of Nagaland, he served in the Nagaland civil services and became the Ist Mokokchung deputy commissioner among the Ao tribe after which he was conferred the Ist IAS from Tziikong and retired from office in 1980. 

After his retirement, he joined politics and while serving as minister he left for heavenly abode in 1996.

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