Minister for Higher Education and Urban Development, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu on Saturday graced the silver jubilee celebration of Khedi Baptist School (KBS) at Kohima Village. The minister said jubilee was a joyful occasion to recall achievements, learn from mistakes and plan to achieve greater heights.
Dr. Shürhozelie said human development was a continuous process in preparation for the next generation. To produce responsible citizens, the minister urged the need to impart quality education and raise the standard of the school. He also pointed out the need for the school to plan in a bigger way and provide more accommodation to students.
With the achievement of 25 years, the minister called upon the school to keep forward with their education system and not remain complacent. He pointed out that they should not remain satisfied with that has been achieved but work hard to compete with others.
Apprising the gathering that KBS was started in 1984 by Khedi Baptist Church in commemoration of its centennial jubilee, Dr. Shürhozelie said the objective of the school was to produce responsible and God fearing citizens. He urged the teaching community to impart the wishes of the sponsor body and also take part in the activities of the church.
Dr. Shürhozelie further acknowledged and congratulated the board members, school authority, church leaders and pioneers of the school for their contribution in building the school.
Executive director, ABCC and first managing board chairman, Rev. Keviyiekielie Linyü expressed hope that the school would remain true to her history and be channel of truth to others. “The school belongs to God and God alone” he said.
Giving a report on the school, headmaster of KBS Kethosituo Mepfhüo said the school started with 47 students in 1984 under the nomenclature Khedi Baptist English School. The total number of students at present is 441. The nomenclature of the school was changed to Khedi Baptist School in 1991 when it became a full-fledged high school. Curriculums of the school included computer education, IIT, music, scripture subject as compulsory subject and Adolescents Girls Club under the Nagaland State Social Welfare Board.
Earlier, a hostel with accommodation of 30 students was inaugurated by Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu and dedicated by Neivizolie Chielie, pastor, Khedi Baptist Church. Display of pipe was presented by the AGC Bagpipe band of KBS. Songs were presented by the students of KBS, Cultural Vibrant and the school jubilee while Mesazonuo Solo, an alumnus of KBS spoke on behalf of the alumni, and Dziesekhrietuo Khruomo gave a eulogy on behalf of the students. The chief guest also released the jubilee souvenir.