Friday, October 7, 2022

LFI graduation: Look beyond govt jobs, says Along

Livingstone Foundation International on Saturday organised its graduation day ceremony at its green lawn with minister for Higher & Technical Education and Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along as chief guest.
In a press release, LFI information desk informed that while speaking at the programme, Along called upon the students not only to depend on government jobs but to look beyond and try their hands at businesses and other professions.
He highlighted how a major chunk of the state’s GDP was diverted outside the state as most of the students went out of the state for their educational requirements.
The minister appreciated the efforts of schools such as LFI and educationists including LFI chairman Dr. Andrew Ahoto Sema for making quality education a reality within the state.
Altogether, 96 students from LFI belonging to various streams of the 2021 batch graduated their Senior Secondary School.
At the convocation ceremony, the graduates were awarded with graduation certificates.
LFI chairman launches book ‘3C SOS – The Final Answer’
Earlier, the minister also launched a book titled “3C SOS – The Final Answer” authored and published by LFI chairman, Dr. Andrew Ahoto Sema.
During a short talk on the essence and synopsis of the book, Dr. Andrew informed that the book was non-fiction and covered his journey to Mt. Everest in Nepal and seeks to bring a wide-scale transformation in education and environmental concerns.
The book also sheds insights into the COVID-19 pandemic and aims to open a new horizon of revolution in the society and educational curriculum of the country for the benefit of the generation without any political or partisan colour.
It may be mentioned that SOS is the key acronym for distress and an emergency reaction to the effects of the 3 Cs representing Climate Change, COVID-19 and Curriculum.
The cover of the book was released on August 15, 2020 by advisor for School Education, K.T Sukhalu while the book was released by chief minister of Meghalaya and national president, National People’s Party (NPP), Conrad K. Sangma at Shillong on November 14, 2020.
During the programme, invocation was offered by The Kingdom Church senior pastor Rev. Saprhulie Solo, welcome address by Dr. Andrew Ahoto Sema and closing note and benediction by director of LFI, Ani Yepthomi.
Highlights of the programme included special number by Alobo Naga, speeches on behalf of outgoing graduates and present batch of grade-XII students and special number from one of the outgoing graduates, Renemmenla.
Meanwhile, the gathering also witnessed a performance from Pranshu Arora from “Inspire the Nation”, an initiative of travelling more than 20,000 Kms by road to around 60 cities in 100 days to play music and inspire people to pursue music.
On his Nagaland leg of journey, he visited LFI and shared some of his moments with the gathering.