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New building for St. Joseph college
Correspondent KOHIMA, May 1 (NPN)
Published on 2 May. 2010 12:02 AM IST
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The new college building inauguration and blessing of St. Joseph College, Jakhama was held on Saturday at colleges premise with minister for roads and bridges Kaito Aye as chief guest.
In his address, the minister lauded catholic community for establishing learning institutes /centres in almost all over the state and stated that “fast changes are seen in these institutes where our children’s future is to be established”.
He also appealed to the students’ community to keep the pride of the college and urged the “students’ community to feel that this is your building and your future.” “Let us come together so that the management can be courageous to further extend more and more”, he added. He also assured of all possible help in the near future and expressed happiness that St. Joseph college is progressing from strength to strength” and donated Rs. one lakh to the college.
It may be mentioned that St. Joseph College started in 1985 with 120 students and will be celebrating silver jubilee by October 2010. In his address Former bishop of Kohima Rt. Rev. Jose Mukhala said that he laid the foundation 5 years back and from there on many had toiled to bring up the building.
Earlier, Philip Sogowalo Tep invoked the programme and Principal Fr. Isaac Padinjarekuttu delivered the welcome address, Rev.Dominic Lumon, Archbishop of Imphal and Apostolic Administrator of Kohima blessed the building.
Vikavi K.Assumi and Imlienla Longkumer chaired the function and the vote of thanks by Mathew Konyak president student council. Special song and folk dances were presented by the college students. MLA and Advisor IT & TE Vikho-o Yhoshu, Commissioner and Secretary Higher Education F.P Solo, officers, student leaders and elders from Jakhama village, priest and sisters from all over the state also attended the function.

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