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Second edition of Star Catcher 2010 held
Staff reporter DIMAPUR, Mar 27(NPN):
Published on 28 Mar. 2010 1:21 AM IST
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Rotaract Club of Chumukedima in collaboration with Rotary Club Dimapur organized a seminar on career guidance and literary competition on the theme “Star Catcher- Sponsoring Children” at CPO Hall, Chumukedima. The objective of the project was to select bright students and sponsor their academic curriculum. Around 400 students from nine schools from the area participated in the counseling seminar and literary competition. This was the second edition of Star Catcher, the backbone project undertaken by Rotaract club of Chumukedima.
Resource persons for the seminar included Patkai Christian College senior lecturer, Amarson; NIIT senior faculty, Mansa and Mhonchan from Avalon. In the first round of literary competition of Extempore; out of 18 students five students were selected. Tiachuba Jamir of St. Joseph School Chumukedima was declared the winner of the competition, first runners-up was seeded up by Lichebeni Patton of North Town Higher Secondary School and second runners-up went to Clara Semotsu of St. Joseph School.
Speaking as chief guest, EAC Chumukedima, P. Henok Buchem stressed on the importance of education in one’s life and acknowledged that the ultimate result in life was not the marks we score but what we become in future. He also said he would ensure an educational cash award of Rs 10,000 to be given by the Rotary club to any student from Chumukedima that brings laurel in the HSLC examination. Reminiscing his days as a hard working and God fearing student, he encouraged students to believe in God and humbly come before Him, ‘for everything was possible unto Him’, he added.
Prof. Director, Rotarian Nazim in his speech stated that school fees were one of the biggest barriers in expansion of schooling. The idea of the project was to ‘lighten up a little burden and shoulder a little responsibility of the deserving student parents’. The competition was held inorder to enhance students prepare themselves to face mammoth gatherings and refrain from becoming a social outcast. Earlier, Rotarian Ren James delivered the welcome address while Rotary Club Dimapur president, NRC Nair also exhorted the seminar.

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