Minister for School Education & SCERT Nyeiwang Konyak on Saturday said education had become more vital in the present scenario where globalization and technological achievements were rapidly taking place. “Good and appropriate education for our children is very vital if future of Nagaland is to live in equal terms with people in other parts of the country, education process in Nagaland today has to be looked with great sense of responsibility and it is the duty of present generation to ensure that we create best possible education for children and younger generation” Nyeiwang said.
Nyeiwang was speaking at the 25th anniversary celebration of Christian Welfare School (CWS), Khonoma at CWS Ground, Khonoma. He said Nagaland should nurture who were strong and capable to grow and progress along with rest of the world.
While pointing out the fact that the institution had faced hurdles and obstacles during its 25 years of functioning, the minister lauded that it did not compromise with quality of education and infrastructure.
He expressed hope that CWS would change the future generation of Nagaland. Earlier Nyeiwang unfurled the CWS flag, besides unveiling the jubilee monolith and releasing the jubilee souvenir.
Also speaking at the celebration, Dr, Nicky Kire, MLA and Chairman KVIB congratulated the school on completing 25 years. He advised the students to inculcate the habit of studying lessons daily, as “today we are living in a competitive world and only the best are chosen or selected”.
In the welcome speech, Chairman CW Board, Nidelhu Khate, pointed out that the CWS was established in 1984 by the Khonoma Baptist Church and saluted all the past and present teachers and students on completion of 25 years.
Stating that while the school has had its share of ups and downs in its 25 years of existence, N. Khate said the school was doing well and had seen improvement in all aspect every passing year.
CWS Headmaster, Keduovilhu Chasie, while delivering the school report, said CWS was an important project of Khonoma Baptist Church and was fully sponsored and managed by the church. With its motto “Charity, Wisdom and Success,” in 1996 the first batch of students appeared HSLC examination and over the years 111 students have passed class X from the school. At present the school has 15 teachers and 170 students.
In the programme, opening song was presented by CWS, Khonoma , special songs by CWS Alumni and CWS Choir, while the bible reading and prayer was led by Rev. Tsolie Chase, Pastor BC Khonoma and the benediction was pronounced by Assistant Pastor Visiezo Kuotsu.