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Governor stresses on character building

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By EMN Updated: Mar 27, 2014 11:53 pm
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Dimapur, MARCH 27

State Governor, Dr. Ashwani Kumar, has underlined character building and personality development as two important aspects of school education for children. However, in order to achieve the prescribed criteria, the Governor has stressed on healthy body and a healthy mind, which according to him, could be capitalised through games and sports by remaining physically fit.
“Games and Sports help us remain physically fit and also help us develop a pleasant personality. By participating in games, we learn to face the realities of life, its victories, its setbacks and its defeats in a more balanced manner,” Dr. Ashwani Kumar said this in his address at the annual sports event of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School (DBHSS), Kohima, on March 27.
The Governor has emphasized on the need to consider making games and sports compulsory in all educational institutions which commands disciplined, self confident and obedience which according to him has become synonymous with health, happiness, enjoyment and achievement. While considering the efforts of the Government of India and the State government to promote sports and games, the Governor expressed remorse that huge stadiums such as the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Cricket Stadiums at Sovima in Dimapur, indoor Badminton/ Table Tennis courts, warm/ cold water swimming pools of international standard have failed to reach the expectation.
On the occasion, he has appealed to all concerned to fully utilise these facilities by maintaining minimum period of at least 5 to 6 hours per day for promotion of sports and games in Nagaland.
Stating that the State government has drafted excellent policy for encouraging the youth in various kinds of games including indoor games, outdoor games, individual games, team games, athletics, traditional games, wrestling, martial arts etc, the Governor has called upon the younger generations to excel by utilising the facilities.
On the occasion, the Governor has congratulated Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Kohima, for contributing immensely towards spread of education in this remote tribal State and in other parts of North East India. He has appreciated the School for producing men who are working in the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Forest Service, Indian Foreign service, Indian Postal service and other Central and State services, while several others are usefully self employed or working in the private sector.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 27, 2014 11:53:40 pm