JGHSS Viswema attains 75th platinum jubilee

JGHSS Viswema attains 75th platinum jubilee
Er. Zale Neikha and others after unveiling the monolith of John GHSS platinum jubilee at Viswema village. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, NOV 7 (NPN) | Publish Date: 11/7/2020 1:10:28 PM IST

The third oldest high school in the state, John Government Higher Secondary School (JGHSS), Viswema on Saturday celebrated the 75th anniversary, with advisor of Youth Resources and Sports, Er. Zale Neikha as guest of honour. The celebration was initiated by school managing board and alumni of JGHSS.

In his speech, the advisor paid tribute to all the visionary pioneers of the school for their sacrifices and “all those people who have given their heads, their hearts and their wealth 75 years ago”. He also said “5th March 1945 is a red letter day for all of us then, known as John Institute to now John Government Higher Secondary School.” Observing that the school has produced many scholars, officers and prominent personalities over the years, he added that it was not only a blessing for the village, but all the Southern Angami villages and also to some extent the neighbouring villages. He said the visionary and enlightened leaders of Japfuphimia and the generosity of John of Viswema village made it possible for the school to be standing proudly here today. 

While acknowledging the teachers who have served the school from 1945 till date, he further impressed upon the present teachers to give their utmost best for the growth and welfare of the school. As an alumni himself, the advisor said the school was for students to learn and grow. He reminded the students that the parents and teachers were sacrificing everything, so they could become someone tomorrow. He encouraged the officers and village leaders of Southern Angami to continue to give constructive support towards the school.

Principal of the school Dr. Chumbeni Kikon in her address said the school was the third oldest high school in Nagaland after Mayangnokcha Government Higher Secondary School, Mokokchung and Ruzhukhrie Government Higher Secondary School, Kohima. She narrated that after Second World War, the southern Angamis known as the Japfuphimia felt the need of education for their children. Few educated people from neighboring villages at the foot of Japfu hill set up a private school on March 5, 1945. The institute was named after the main donor John Angami who is remembered as the founding member of modern education in the southern Angami area. T. Sakhrie served as the first headmaster of the school. On August 27 1946, the school was taken over by Assam government as middle school, while high school was taken over by government of Nagaland in 1963 and upgraded to government higher secondary school in 2014. Greeting was shared by Alumni Association president Visato Koso, and jubilee souvenir was released by former teacher, Kekutsol Sophie. 

Earlier marking the occasion, a monolith was unveiled by Er. Zale Neikha, dedicatory prayer by senior pastor, Viswema Baptist Church Rev. Hosato Kiso.


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