Friday, August 12, 2022

DGC bids farewell to retiring faculty member

Staff Reporter

Dimapur Government College (DGC) bade farewell to its faculty member, assistant professor, Department of English, I Suzzana Yaden in the college seminar hall, here, Thursday.
Delivering her farewell speech, Suzzana said she was humbled for the appreciation received from the college and her colleagues. She said whatever she had done was because of the grace of God.
Suzzana, who joined the service in 1997, said the DGC family will always have a special place in her heart.
She urged upon her colleagues not only to work for a source of income but also to take it as an opportunity to influence young lives and to encourage others around them.
She added that a teacher can influence the direction where a student goes. “It is not just lessons from the text, but the life lessons that was just as important”, she noted.
Meanwhile, DGC principal, Dr. ML Ngullie in his speech described Suzzana as a hardworking and dedicated teacher and acknowledged her for delivering her best in the duty as a teacher.
Just as there were three important days in one’s life—date of birth, date of marriage and date of death, Ngullie said there were three important days in one’s service—date of joining, date of promotion and date of retiring.
Further, he informed the gathering that it was Suzzana who composed the college motto song, “Try, Trust, and Triumph”.
Delivering a speech, DGCTA president, Dr. T Jamedi Longkumer said people bid farewell to someone because the person “has been blessed with long life, good health and sound wisdom” to successfully complete a particular journey in life and was about to move on to another phase of life.
Pointing out that farewells were actually a celebration of life, Dr. Jamedi said it was an occasion to remember past journeys, recount blessings and celebrate achievements and contributions of the person moving on.
He said over a period of 35 years in government service as a teacher, Suzzana nourished, nurtured and guided thousands of students into becoming useful citizens and was committed to her call as a teacher. He thanked her for her exemplary service and wished her a happy retirement.
The programme was chaired by assistant professor, Shuiching Konyak, and prayer of blessing was offered by associate professor, Rebainla. Short speeches were delivered by assistant professor, head of department, A Sentiyula and others.
A special number was presented by DGC Evangelical Union and benediction was offered by associate professor, Dr. Benjongkumba.


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