NI Jamir Academic Excellence Award program held in Kma

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/14/2018 11:52:15 PM IST
The 12th N.I Jamir Academic Excellence Award program was held at Molu Ki, Kohima on July 14 with advisor NIDC and Industries & Commerce, Imnatiba as the guest speaker. 
According to DIPR, the N.I Jamir Academic Excellence Award was presented to Sangerbenla Tzudir, 6th rank, Wangshirenla Longkumer, 8th rank, Sentilong Walling, 12th Rank, Yarenbenla, 17th rank and Chubakatila Jamir, 18th rank of the recently conducted HSLC examination by the Nagaland Board of School Education.  
Guest speaker, Imnatiba in his address said that in our country there are still many schools with bad infrastructure and lack good school teachers which includes our state. He said that these schools need to be improved.
Recalling the education history of the Ao region, he said that the American Baptist Churches bought the first education which educated the Aos. These educated Aos were able to negotiate with the Indian armies and the higher authorities during the days of the Plebiscite in Nagaland by adopting the 16 Point Agreement.
He described N.I. Jamir as the pioneer in education among the Aos as the first graduate, the first Headmaster in Middle English School, Mokokchung, the first IAS from Ongpangkong range and the first chief secretary from among the Aos. He was also an active member in ABAM church activities and also translated the I and II Chronicles books of the Bible from English to the Ao language.
Imnatiba said that so far 47 students have been awarded the N.I Jamir Academic Excellence Award.
He encouraged the unemployed youth to take up that the schemes provided by the government to become self employed. He also said that since Nagaland is very corrupted, the Naga people should develop the feeling of shame so that we feel ashamed and guilty of our wrong doing which is the only way to change the state. 
Former chief minister and Governor Dr. SC Jamir, while exhorting the gathering, stated that the younger generation should not forget the history and root of the Naga people. He also called on the Aos to not forget their responsibility to contribute to the betterment of Nagaland. 
The former Governor questioned the future of the Naga people if Nagas were blocked with corruption, arrogance, dishonesty, etc. He stated that one should possess good character with honesty and challenged the youth to rededicate themselves and work for the betterment of Nagaland.
Minister Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Metsubo Jamir, while speaking on behalf of Lt. N.I Jamir’s family, congratulated all the students who had successfully passed the recently conducted NBSE HSLC examination. The Minister also thanked the Ongpangkong Union for initiating the N.I Jamir Academic Excellence Award.
Short speeches were also delivered by principal, Kohima College, Dr. Watijungshi Jamir, president KAT Chiden Yaden. President  KOT, Nungsangmeren Longchar delivered the welcome address while assistant secretary KOT Tesuchang Kichu delivered the vote of thanks. 

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