Sunday, October 2, 2022

Nagaland: ANPSA organises literary competitions in different districts

District units of All Nagaland Private Schools’ Association (ANPSA) organised literary competitions (quiz and extempore) across the state on August 26 and 27. ANPSA informed that winners of the competition will be participating at the state level literary competition which will be held in Kohima.
Dimapur: ANPSA Dimapur unit organised a district level literary competition (quiz & extempore) on August 26, where 18 schools participated.
In a press release ANPSA Dimapur unit informed that during the programme, Holy Cross Higher Secondary School principal, Rev. Fr. Philip Y delivered welcome address as convenor, ANPSA treasurer and principal of St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Neena Dutta proposed vote of thanks.
The programme was attended by more than 700 students, teacher representatives and board members.
Winners of the quiz competition included– Manchem Chang & Shahida Sultana from SMHSS (first); Elijah Ronren Kikon & Debashree Hazarika from Pilgrim higher Secondary School (second) while winners of extempore competition were–Nomrita Mech from SMHSS (first); Amina Begum from MGM Higher Secondary School (second) and Imrongtula Jamir from Pilgrim Higher Secondary School (third).
Chümoukedima: ANPSA Chümoukedima unit organised its first district level literary competition (quiz & extempore) on August 27, at Great Commission Higher Secondary School, Naga United Village, with ANPSA central president Nini Sekhose as special guest.
In a press release, ANPSA Chümoukedima informed that Nini Sekhose in her speech, spoke on women empowerment and social media, the main topics of the extempore speech competition. The students were also apprised about friendships, which were important during adolescence and throughout life.
In his speech, ANPSA Chümoukedima president, Bendangchuba emphasised on the motto of ANPSA “towards excellence”, which he said, constantly pushes people to remain up-to-date with changing times.
He quoted Robert Ebel, “knowledge is built out of information by thinking” and exhorted that knowledge must be constructed from information by each individual learner.
The programme was chaired by Godwin Higher Secondary School principal Mhasino Kuotsu, invocation by Naga United Ao Baptist Church pastor Sadem Lemtur and vote of thanks was proposed by Rincho Academy headmistress Benisha Keppen while benediction was offered by GCHSS principal Elizabeth Dozo.
Highlights of the programme included song by Gwasinle Thyu, group song by Rincho Academy choir team and a Taekwondo demonstration by Nagaland Police Central School Chümoukedima.
Altogether 18 schools participated in the event, where winners of the competitions were awarded with certificates and cash prizes.
Ansh Singh & Santosh Nayak of Agape Higher Secondary School Chümoukedima bagged the first prize under quiz competition while Shapong Konyak & Helena Maria of Little Flower High School Chümoukedima bagged the second prize and Ann Maria P.S. & Lodeno Yanthan of St. John’s School, Diphupar-B were declared third runner-up.
Winners under the extempore speech were—Likumsu Yeptho, Rincho Academy, 5th Mile (first), Sneha Das, Little Flower High School Chümoukedima (second) and Inalito Achumi, Rincho Academy (third).
Consolation prizes were also presented to Lanyami Kasar, Patkai Higher Secondary School, Chümoukedima and Mhethowe-u Khutso, St. John’s School, Diphupar-B.
Zunheboto: ANPSA Zunheboto unit organised the district level literary competition (quiz and extempore speech) on August 27, which was participated by students from several schools under Zunheboto town, at Olympic Higher Secondary School.
In a press release, ANPSA Zunheboto unit informed that during the programme, ANPSA Zunheboto unit president Vincent H. Sukhalu delivered the welcome speech while vote of thanks was proposed by ANPSA Zunheboto unit general secretary Bliss K. Achumi.
The event was attended by students, teachers and representatives of various schools under Zunheboto.
The quiz competition winners include—Heroka Yeptho & Nani Angela Chauhan of Woodland Higher Secondary School (first); Alomica M. Aye & Lika A. Rochill of Bethany School (second) while winners under extempore speech include—Kilini P. Zhimo of Cornerstone Higher Secondary School (first); Merytoli Kinny of Bethany School (second) and Kupuka H. Zhimomi of Bloomfield Hill higher Secondary School (third).