Braving the heat and the sun, more than 12,000 private school students including teaching faculties and school management gathered at Dimapur District Sports Complex stadium Tuesday to celebrate silver jubilee closing programme of All Nagaland Private Schools' Association (ANPSA).
Addressing the mass gathering as chief guest, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio lauded private schools for providing quality education to the citizens in Nagaland. He said teachers are the ones who shape the future of the country and the society and "that is why teaching has always been regarded as one of the noblest professions through the ages".
He also exhorted the students to take studies seriously and to be disciplined in their students because there is no substitute to hard work. He donated Rs. 2 lakhs towards ANPSA.
Sounds of Korea and Hawai filled the air as students of St. Mary Montessory and High School Dimapur and King David Dimapur danced away to the tune of Korean gospel and Hawai song. The special feature of the programme was however, 'fusion dance' performed by Zakiesato Memorial Higher Secondary School, Dimapur. 'Master, the tempest' and 'wonderful grace of Jesus' by choirs of Christian Higher Secondary School, and Little Star Higher Secondary School echoed across the stadium ground. Drill display by 400 students of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Dimapur and Taekwondo demonstration by Pilgrim School with International Taekwondo Federation enthralled the gathering. All head of schools from other states attended the day long jubilee celebration.