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Alemwapang bags N I Jamir award

Recipient of the award Alemwapang T. Imchen with Minister for PHE Dr. Ngangshi during the Award presentation. (DIPR)
NPN: Kohima, 15 Jul 2008
Published on 15 Jul. 2008 11:57 PM IST
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NI Jamir annual award for academic excellence, organized by the Kohima Ongpangkong Range Union for the year 2008 was held at Kohima on July 12.
Chief guest, minister for PHE, Dr. Ngangshi K. Ao, encouraged students to develop their mindset in keeping with the changing world in every field. Recalling the past he said that they had only four educational streams, but the world today offers many streams for the students to venture out and challenged the students to seriously ponder the advantages at hand. During the 130 years time since education came to Nagaland, Nagas have not only learned to read and write but also set up educational institutions all over the state, he said.
President KOTT, R. Takamanen gave a brief life history of N.I. Jamir and why the award was named after him. He said that the award started in 2007 and is awarded to any Ongpangkong Range student who stood amongst the Top Ten of HSLC Examination. The Award carries a certificate and a cash award of rupees ten thousand.
Earlier, retired secretary, Lipokmeren, who also spoke in the programme, gave brief life history of N.I. Jamir.
Principal Secretary & Development Commissioner, Alemtemshi, who is also one among the nine children of N.I. Jamir addressed the students and said that late N.I Jamir Academic Excellence Award should be kept alive by achieving the award every year.
He stated that Ongpangkong Range had produced great leaders in the past and that in the present the range has two present ministers, Dr. Ngangshi and Imkong. L. Imchen to benefit the society.
The awardee, Alemwapang T. Imchen, in his speech thanked the board for presenting him the award and also encouraged other students to strive for the same. 'I'm just a mere student, but due to hardwork and obedience to teachers I could achieve it' he said.
Alemwapang T. Imchen was a student of Queen Mary School, Mokokchung and secured 7th position in the HSLC Examination 2008 and hails from Mangmetong village.

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