4 science students land a trip to tech giant Japan
Kohima, May 18 (EMN): Four science students from government higher secondary schools (GHSS) from across Nagaland have been selected for the Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Programme in Science (also, Sakura exchange programme in science) from May 19 to the 28th.
The students have been selected on the basis of merit of their performance during the recent High School Leaving Certificate board examinations conducted by Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE). The students are Bemang M Chang from the GHSS of Tuensang; Monchon S Khiamniungan from the GHSS of Tuensang; Limainla Kichu and Sakurepba from Mayangnokcha GHSS in Mokokchung.The students will be supervised by Medosalie, teacher at Rüzhükhrie GHSS in Kohima, and will be joined by other students from India. They will leave for Delhi from Dimapur on May 19 and thereafter, will embark for Japan on May 21 along with other students and officials from other states under the guidance of Ministry of Human Resource Development. The team will return to Delhi on May 27 and back to Dimapur on May 28.
During an orientation that was organised for the students this afternoon at the DUDA Guest House in Kohima town, Secretary Neposo Theluo, NCS, congratulated the students and RMSA for the opportunity to visit Japan, one of the world’s most scientifically and technology-advanced countries.
Theluo said that the tour was ‘very essential’ for the development of the students. It can inspire them to be scientists and technologists and become an asset to the state in the future, he said. He urged them to make the best out of the tour and wished the team a safe and pleasant journey.
Also speaking on the occasion was chairperson of the NBSE, Asano Sekhose. She advised the students to seize the opportunity and utilize the tour ‘for the purpose of getting maximum knowledge through observation of things and by being inquisitive.’
Also, she requested the students to show their best behaviour, and be ready with all the information about Nagaland when they are approached.
The Sakura Exchange Programme is an initiative of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JSTA) in collaboration with the Rashtriya MNadhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) of Nagaland to enhance exchange between the youth of Japan and those from the rest of Asia.
“These youth will play a crucial role in the future fields of science and technology through close collaboration of industry-academia-government by facilitating short term visit of competent Asian youth to Japan,” a concept note received here stated.
Under the Science High School programme, the JSTA invites outstanding high school students for a week and provides them opportunities to see the most advanced scientific technologies of Japan and meet outstanding scientists.
The expenditures incurred to and fro Nagaland-Delhi will be borne by the state’s RMSA while other expenses will be borne through the JSTA.