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Governor at SDJHSS annual day

Nagaland Governor, K. Shankaranarayanan speaking at the 61 years of excellence of SDJHSS, Friday.(NP)
Staff Reporter, DIMAPUR, Oct 3:
Published on 4 Oct. 2008 1:35 AM IST
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Saint Digamber Jain Higher Secondary School (SDJHSS) on Friday marked its 61 years of excellence of imparting quality education and building up the future of the state and the nation as a whole. The celebration was held at the school premises with His Excellency the Governor of Nagaland, K. Shankaranarayanan as the chief guest. Speaking at the occasion, K. Shankaranarayanan encouraged the students to have an education that would help them in getting employed and in order to acquire this right skill, knowledge is required. He urged the students to work hard and get good results and stated that, ‘an excellence and good result does not come easily, it requires hard work, sincerity, devotion and patience’. He said “when in school, one should do everything possible to get good education and the right attitude. Having the right knowledge, right skills and positive attitude is what makes up quality education”. Lauding SDJHSS for completion of 61 years, the chief guest said that professional education does not mean only Engineering and Medical colleges, even students of Arts and Commerce stream can also opt for professional education. The windows of opportunities have been opened by the IT and revolution enables graduates in any stream to get employed. He further called upon the school authority and the teachers to give exposure to professionalize educational environment in the institution. Lamenting over the prevailing situation in the nation as well in the state where terrorism and communal riots have formed a dark cloud over the development and progress, he asked the students to dream dreams that would be successful. Later, His Excellency the Governor of Nagaland, K. Shankaranarayanan contributed rupees twenty five thousand towards the development of the school. The celebration was marked by the release of annual school magazine by the chief guest, K. Shankaranarayanan. Mangalacharan (prayer) was proposed by pandit Aruvind Jain. Welcome address was delivered by Mahavir Prasad Sethi, secretary of the school; while Dr. Bijay Sethi said the vote of thanks. The programme was also highlig hted by cultural programme performed by students of the institutions. SDJHSS run by Jain community has at present a capacity of around 1300 students and has achieved excellence not only in academic performance but also in other activities such as debate competition, spot drawing, slogan and drawing competition and was declared best disciplined school in SRS Table Tennis Tournament 2008. As a part of charitable work have extended fee concession to 47 students entailing an amount of rupees one lakh thirty nine thousand and eight hundred in 2008. The programme was also attended by Abhishek Singh, secretary to governor; Lirema Lotha, superintendent of police; L. Ben Longkumer, ADC to governor; Shantilalji Chhabra, president of Jain Samaj; Yashrajji Pandya, secretary; members of Jain Panchayat; parents and specially invited dignitaries, teachers and students.

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