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Correspondent JOTSOMA, NOV 30 (NPN):
Kohima Science College goes hi-tech
Published on 1 Dec. 2010 12:24 AM IST
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Kohima Science College, Jotsoma, one of the oldest science colleges in the state went hi-tech with the installation of Wi-fi broadband internet with local area networking (LAN) connection on Tuesday.
The hi-tech facility connecting different departments and administrative offices was installed through the donation and funding from family members of the college founding member Late Dr. Neilhouzhü Kire.
The newly installed facilities was formally inaugurated by K. Kire, DGP, Nagaland and son of Late Dr. Neilhouzhü Kire in the presence of his brother Dr. Nicky Kire, MLA and Chairman NKVIB and R. Tohanba, Parliamentary Secretary, I&PR and Economics & Statistics.
The DGP who was also a student of Kohima Science College said his family had been closely associated with the college as family members of the founding member.
He also revealed that as a sportsman himself, he had suggested to the state government to hand over various stadiums which the government had constructed to sports clubs for proper maintenance.
Kire also lauded the students of Kohima Science College for their laudible performances and added there was still room for improvement. Reminding on importance of college life, Kire told students the few years spent in college was important as it moulds the future of a student.
Earlier, principal Dr. Vituo Belho while announcing the family members of the college founding member late. Dr. Neilhouzhü Kire donated `5 Lakh for the installation of broadband internet and LAN facilities in the college, thanked the family members for their contribution towards higher education.
College faculty member, Wenitso Kapfo in his power point presentation on the new facility, recalled that the new facility was through the initiative of the college alumni under project Alfa to contribute to the college. He also thanked Dr. Joyce who took initiative to bring the amount of donation.
He said high speed 2mbps broad band and LAN will connect the entire departments in the college along with the administrative office of the principal and vice principal with five WIFI access point. On future plan, he said the college contemplates to add 20 new computer terminals and also subscribe to electronic journal and e-book.
Tohanba exhorts science students
Parliamentary secretary, information and public relation R. Tohanba on Tuesday said girls play an important role in Naga society, which was once dominated by boys.
Addressing the 49th parting social celebration of Kohima Science College, Jotsoma at the college auditorium, Tohanba expressed happiness to note the presence of many girl students and pointed out that the enrolment of girls student in Kohima Science, Jotsoma today was almost equal or more than boys. He also said student opting for science stream was negligible in the past, however he added the trend had changed ever since the establishment of Kohima Science College, which has produced many scientists, leaders, bureaucrats and technocrats in the society today.
While reminding fast technological advancement has made the world smaller, he also pointed out factors such as global warming and climatic change threatening the world today and urged students to take responsibility in protecting the future.
Earlier, Vikashe Zhimomi, president ANCSU spoke on the occasion while Moses Dikhoeme of B.Sc II student gave the farewell speech, Sonile Thyü of B.Sc-III responded on behalf of the outgoing students. The programme was chaired by Teisovi Gerard Meyase, Deptt of Mathematics while Kenneth Zhimomi, assistant general secretary proposed the vote of thanks.
The gathering was enthralled with a farewell melody from Keviphrunuo, B.Sc-I student, musical piece from Rewa Jamir and his friend and a special appearance with mixture from the No.1 Nagaland Air Squadron NCC, Kohima Science College.

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