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Governor graces PVHSS 25th anniversary

Governor of Nagaland, Nikhil Kumar with BSS Dimapur in-charge Swami Chinmayananda after unveiling memorabilia at PVHSS Dimapur premises, built in memory of founder members of the school on the occasion of PVHSS silver jubilee celebration on Saturday. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, Jul 24 (NPN):
Published on 25 Jul. 2010 12:39 AM IST
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Governor of Nagaland, Nikhil Kumar Saturday graced the 25th anniversary celebration of Pranab Vidyapith Higher Secondary School (PVHSS) at Bharat Sevashram Sangha (BSS) premises Dimapur.
Describing the occasion as a glorious feat of the school, the governor, in his address said PVHSS has made a name for itself in the way the school has been run for the past 25 years. He lauded the Bharat Sevashram Sangha, which runs educational institutions throughout the country, and expressed hope that it would continue to impart quality education in building promising citizens of India. Nikhil Kumar also paid homage to PVHSS founder secretary, late Manik Bhattacharjee, senior saints and pioneers who were behind establishment of the school in Dimapur. He asserted that the school stood where it was today due to the contributions of those leaders. Also complimenting the parents of PVHSS students, the governor stated that character and personality of students which were etched out by teachers would be incomplete without the indulgence of parents.
He also pointed out that education played a vital role in an individual’s life, as the skills acquired through education contributes to the welfare of the society.
Meanwhile, the governor advised students to develop healthy-based spirit of willingness to learn and to devote themselves fully to the knowledge which the school imparted, so as to attain the highest quality of understanding of the society. He stated that good quality education was based not only on the curriculum of study but also on extra curricular activities like cultural programmes and sports, and further expressed optimism that PVHSS would build the character and personality of its students through such activities as well. Asserting that there were certain ideals which everyone lived for, Nikhil Kumar called upon students to excel in the ideals that BSS handed down so that they may be able to look back on their lives with pride in their future. The governor, in conclusion encouraged the school to continue to strive higher and be constant so as to produce greater results and achieve more excellence in the field of education.
Besides unveiling of jubilee memorabilia at the school premises, state governor, Nikhil Kumar also inaugurated the school silver jubilee souvenir and awarded scroll of felicitations (posthumous) to members and staff of BSS Dimapur.
Speaking on the occasion as guest of honour, Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) president, Savi Liegise congratulated Bharat Sevashram Sangha Dimapur for their contributions in the field of education not only to the citizens of Dimapur but also to the people of Nagaland and neighboring states. He said Nagaland was in need of institutions that could nurture students to become good citizens of the nation and lauded PVHSS for achieving such quality in all aspects. Liegise also greeted the school on the occasion, on behalf of NCD and assured of the council’s support towards PVHSS in its endeavors in imparting education to the people, regardless of tribe, religion etc.
Others who spoke at the programme included special guest of the occasion, BSS Kolkata joint secretary Swami Abhayananda, who shared brief history of Bharat Sevashram Sangha founder, Acharya Swami Pranabananda; retired education director, Yajen Aier; BSS Dimapur in-charge and PVHSS secretary, Swami Chinmayananda; and PVHSS students, while jubilee report was delivered by principal Monoj Bhattacharjee and vote of thanks by headmaster L. C. Das. Main highlights of the programme were floral tribute to founder members of BSS Dimapur who have passed away, felicitation of meritorious students by Swami Abhayananda and Savi Liegise, and cultural programme put together by PVHSS students.
Founded in 1984, Pranab Vidyapith Higher Secondary School was started under the banner of BSS Kolkata affiliated Hindu Milan Mandir with 145 students and six teachers. The vidyapith is a co-education centre with classes Nursery to 12 which has been recognized by Nagaland Board of School Education Kohima in 1986. The nomenclature of Hindu Milan Mandir was changed to Bharat Sevashram Sangha Dimapur branch in 2000. At present, PVHSS has a total of 2343 students and 63 teachers.

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