Thursday, August 18, 2022

Be one step ahead of others: Mmhonlümo



Advisor for Information and Technology, Science & Technology and New & Renewable Energy (NRE), Mmhonlümo Kikon on Thursday, advised the toppers of the HSLC and HSSLC examinations to be one step ahead of others.
Speaking at the felicitation programme, organised by the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), at RCEMPA, Jotsoma, the advisor urged upon the achievers to be humble and to stay grounded.
Kikon also urged upon the young meritorious students to inculcate the habit of reading, as when one reads they tend to inheriting lessons and ideas while with passing of exams, we only tend to collect marks.
Pointing out that one was constructed by what one reads, he encouraged them to pick up the habit of reading.
He also stressed on the importance of choosing the right careers as this decision would set the future of Nagaland.
Further, the advisor encouraged the toppers to be consistent in their work and to remain competitive.
Pointing out that the reservation such as ST has made people “more laid back”, he was of the view that “we” were not able to compete with the rest of the country in competitive exams.
Highlighting the significance of reading, guest speaker, former ANSAM president, J. Kumo Sha, MLA, also encouraged the students to read more.
He opined that people have lost the touch of reading and tend to fiddle more with their phones in the 21st century.
While stating that there were no shortcuts to success, he encouraged the students to give their best in the course they choose and challenged them to continue pursuing their dreams and ambitions.
In the presidential address, NSF president, Kegwayhun Tep lauded the toppers who, along with their parents and guardians had brought laurels through their efforts.
He also reminded the students that they should have a positive mindset and gear up to face new challenges, success and failures.
Meanwhile, in her words of encouragement, 24-year-old Imsennaro Walling who cleared the UPSC exam and secured 585th rank, urged upon the students to work hard.
Walling said everyone had their own purpose and mission in life. In this regard, she encouraged them to follow their passion, to have a purpose in life and to be patient.
At the programme, a total of 72 toppers were felicitated, 40 from HSLC, 29 from HSSLC under Nagaland Board of Secondary Education (NBSE) and three from the Manipur Board of School Education (MBSE).
Leader of the programme was NSF speaker, James Briliantson Kashung, invocation was offered by SBCK assistant pastor, Hokhepu Achumi and special numbers were presented by Chinia Kayina & Chovoa Kayina and Tetso Sisters.
A short speech on behalf of the toppers was also delivered by Top 1, HSSLC, Arts stream, Limasangla.
The toppers were felicitated by NSF secretary education, Medovi Rhi while special prayers for Naga toppers was offered by SFS Parish, Kohima, assistant priest, Fr Gwatilo Alex Tep.
Later, words of gratitude was proposed by NSF secretary social & culture, Benjong Longchar.


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