Kenguruse MVC centre inaugurated at Chieswema
Dimapur, Aug. 8 (EMN): The Assam Rifles inaugurated the Capt (Late) N Kenguruse, MVC Centre of Excellence and Wellness at Chieswema, Kohima on Monday.
Lt Gen P C Nair, AVSM, YSM, Director General Assam Rifles inaugurated the centre appreciated the efforts of IGAR (North), NIEDO and Axis bank for coming together towards the project
He further stated that Nagaland as a state has had certain impediments in terms of higher education due to its remoteness and societal challenges evolving out of insurgency. These impediments have prevented students to realise their aspirations and true potential, he said, according to an update.
‘This project would be able to bridge this gap and provide students an opportunity to achieve their dreams and contribute positively to the society, state and nation,’ he stated.
It said that the mentoring will provide value-based education, including soft skill training, critical life competencies, leadership capabilities, personal conditioning, wellness programmes, vocational training, personality development and end-to-end grooming to the selected students to help them in becoming a productive human resource for the nation.
Maj. Gen. Vikas Lakhera, SM, the current Inspector General Assam Rifles (North) at Kohima, while addressing the students, highlighted that this project will provide a genuine opportunity for quality education to the selected children through specialised mentors. It stated that the initiative will also set precedence for more such collaborations in future and would have a meaningful impact on the education rendered to the relatively weaker sections of the society.
The project has been conceptualised as a year-long residential coaching and mentoring facility for students from economically weaker and under-privileged sections of Nagaland for competitive examinations like NEET and JEE. The MOU between Assam Rifles, Axis Bank & NIEDO was signed on May 13 following which 30 meritorious students were selected from the entire state. The students underwent various stages of testing to be finally selected amongst the top 30.
The spade work of this project was started in 2020 by Brigadier Abhinav Gurha, the then Commander of 5 Sector AR. He identified the training partner and pushed forward for early execution of the project. Thereafter, Brigadier Herjinder Singh, present Commander of 5 Sector AR, took this project to finalisation by signing MoU with the corporate partner, Axis Bank and training partner, NIEDO, an NGO, it added.