ANPSA holds state-level literary competitions
Dimapur, Oct. 26 (EMN): Lokhemi Achumi and Chothanu Kharutso from Little Flower Higher Secondary School, Kohima, won the first prize of the state-level quiz competition organised by All Nagaland Private Schools’ Association (ANPSA) held at NBCC Platinum Hall in Kohima on October 20.
An update from ANPSA informed that Manchem Chang and Shahida Sultana from St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Dimapur, secured the second position, while Ansh Singh and Santosh Nayak from Agape Higher Secondary School, Chümoukedima, secured the third position.
It stated that a sum of INR10,000, INR 8,000 and INR 6,000 were given away to the winners along with certificates.
In the extempore speech contest, Lithang Tungoe from Perennial School, Wokha, secured the first position, while Kilini P Zhimo from Cornerstone Higher Secondary School, Zunheboto, and Kekhriesinuo Sekhose from Mezhür Higher Secondary School, Kohima, secured the second and third position respectively. The extempore speech was conducted on the topics ‘Social media, COVID-19, women empowerment and mobile phones.’ The winners received cash prizes of INR 5,000, INR 3,000 and INR 2,000 respectively along with certificates.
It stated that Abeinuo Jasmine Ashao, EAC of Kohima, was the special guest of the grand finale. It informed that students from nine districts participated in the in both the quiz and extempore speech competitions.
Speaking at the grand finale, ANPSA president, Nini Sekhose, has underlined the significance of co-curricular activities in education. She stated that apart from academics, schools provided many different opportunities to students to enable them find niche in life.
“Activities such as the literary competitions, Math Olympiads and even physical sports show us the high level of analytical and critical thinking skills that our students are capable of. Competitive exams mostly test your rote learning skills, but activities like this, which only schools can offer, allow students to exercise their creative talents and learn to think and make on the spot decisions,” Sekhose said.
She further advised the students not to give in to negativity and encouraged them to think positively and to read more books.
Report stated that each participating unit received a token amount of INR 10,000 as a sign of appreciation for participating at the state-level literary competitions.