Golden jubilee celebrated by CKHSS, NBCC

Golden jubilee celebrated by CKHSS, NBCC
Temjen Imna Along, Rt. Rev. Dr. James Thoppil and others at CKHSS Kohima, Thursday. (NP) A view of the gathering during the service.
Correspondent KOHIMA, OCT 10 (NPN) | Publish Date: 10/10/2019 11:48:51 AM IST

Christ King Higher Secondary School Kohima celebrated 50 years jubilee of its existence at school premise on Thursday, with minister Higher Education and Tribal Affairs Temjen Imna Along and Rt. Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima Diocese as special guest and guest of honour.

Speaking at the grand celebration, the minister praised the past and present head of the school, the father/priest, sisters, teachers and Alumnis for their effort in making the event special.

He congratulated CKHSS for attaining a milestone stating that to understand 50 years of the school existence was indeed a long journey. He made a special mention of the fathers and sisters who left behind their dear ones far in their homeland and were serving the Nagas without having the greed to acquire wealth and not having anything after retirement. 

He however said they have earned the merit of heavenly Kingdom which only God knows adding that their sacrifice was a Godly endeavour.

Asserting that teachers were the people who make the difference, he urged the teachers to mould and shape the students in such a way that they become fearless of corruption and favouritism.

He maintained that in a transitional period like today, one must be bold to speak the truth and should not be afraid of guns and bullets, while adding that one must be humble.

Along also reminded that Nagas will not have a robust society and bureaucracy if a person insists on getting a job without sitting for exams and interviews, whereby he urged the gathering not to indulge in corruption.

Bishop of Kohima in his address congratulated CKHSS for attaining golden jubilee stating that CKHSS has grown from a tiny seed to a mighty tree, spreading its branches everywhere.

Thoppil said during the last fifty years many have gone through the portal of the school, taking their rightful place in the society and it was time to rejoice and acknowledge the people who had journeyed along these past years to give shape to what the school is today.

He also thanked the fathers, sisters, leaders and the staff, students (past and present), who had contributed much for the growth of the institution.

Thoppil said education by its very nature was transformative, changing human persons, whereby the students of CKHSS, the past, present and the future must become its own brand ambassadors and proponents of the values which they have been taught.

Wennyei Konyak (1992 batch) and Lydia Yeptho (1993 batch) shared reminiscence of the past while IND Sr. Joy provincial BS also delivered golden jubilee message.

Songs were presented by the CHKSS jubilee choir, Alumni Association and choreography by DBHSS Kohima. The organizers also presented awards to the rank holders and teachers. Host of dignitaries from various walks of life attended the celebration.

NBCC: Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) women department celebrated its 50th jubilee on October 10 at platinum hall, NBCC office, Kohima, marked by two significant services. 

 A press release from NBCC women department stated that, Rev. Dr. Kapfo and Rev. Narola shared on “A blessed past” and “A challenge present” respectively. 

The morning service ended with a prayer by Neisi Hengna. The inaugural service was led by Kakheli and the praise and worship by the women department of the Yimchunger Baptist Church, Kohima while Chongtei Heno pronounced the invocation. Neingupeü Kashie read the Bible and Rev. Rümatho Ngusou brought the greetings on behalf of NBCC as the vice president. Seno Vihienuo and the Rengma Baptist Church, Kohima presented two special songs in the morning service. 

The concluding service was chaired by Pusuinla Longkumer, greetings were brought by Jaksil Sangma, president, BWFNEI and Emidaka Kharshing, secretary, NEICC women assembly. Three special songs were presented by Alhile Epao, women department of Lotha Baptist Church, Kohima and the women secretaries of the different associations under NBCC. 

There was also a special time to release the jubilee souvenir. Offertory prayer and scripture reading was done respectively by Rev. T. W. Yamyap Konyak and Külovi Kajiri. Rev. Dr. Zelhou Keyho brought the message on the topic “Hope and a future.” The closing ceremony was conducted by the Kohima Ao Baptist Church with Rev. Yashila Jamir pronouncing the benediction at the end. 

The programme committee were Rev. Yashila Jamir, Pusuinla Longkumer, Kakheli, Neingupeü Kazhie, Ravikhoü Kera, Visasieü Dolie and Neisi Hengna. Women department of NBCC and NBCC as a whole has extended gratitude to all the associations, churches, families and individuals who have contributed immensely toward the success of this celebration. 

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